Jennifer Fleeger has produced nothing less than a thorough re-theorization of the early history of music for films. She is now the peer of the most revered scholars in the field of film music studies. (Krin Gabbard, author of Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture
Essential scholarship not only explaining the coming of sound to Hollywood cinema, but also a major contribution to the role music plays in the Classic text. Brilliantly brings together technological history and musical analysis. (Douglas Gomery, author of The Coming of Sound: A History
About the Author
Jennifer Fleeger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Ursinus College. Her second book, Mismatched Women: The Voice Meets the Machine
, will also appear in Oxford's Music/Media Series.