Dr Férdia Stone-Davis, Tutor in Theology
Staff
Email: fjs23@cam.ac.uk

"For me, theology is grounded in an orientation towards the other, opening our eyes to the world around us, being struck by its significance, and inspiring others to do the same. It is only by approaching the world and each other in this way that we can develop and grow, personally, and in communion."

As part Catholic Theology and Practice, in the academic year 2018/19 Férdia is teaching a module On the Im/possibility of talking about God, and speaking on Hildegard of Bingen as part of the Institute's Women Who Changed the Church public seminar series, as well as contributing to the intensive course, Spirituality, Religion and Ethics in the Prison Service with a seminar on Musical Transformations. She is also teaching on the new MA in Contemporary Ethics.

She taught on the module Moral Imagination, Art and Spiritual Formation in the academic year 2017/18.

Her research interests centre upon music and its relation to philosophical and theological anthropology, ethics, epistemology and world-making.

She is a postdoctoral affiliate of Newnham College, Cambridge, and Chair of the Royal Music Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

To contact Férdia please email fjs23@cam.ac.uk or use the contact form below.


Publications

Books and journal issues

Music and Transcendence, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015).

‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), ed. F. J. Stone-Davis. (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

The Soundtrack of Conflict: The Role of Music in Radio Broadcasting in Wartime and in Conflict Situations (Olms, 2013).

Musical Beauty: Negotiating the Boundary between Subject and Object (Cascade, 2011). 

Peer-reviewed chapters, articles and blog posts

F. J. Stone-Davis, 'Giving Space to Silence', in On Commemoration, ed K McLoughlin, N. Munro and C. Gilbert (Oxford: Peter Lang), forthcoming (2020).

F. J. Stone-Davis, 'The Consolation of Philosophy and the "Gentle" Remedy of Music', in Music, Myth and Story, eds. K. Butler and S. Bassler (NY/Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer), forthcoming.

F. J. Stone-Davis, Giving Space to Silence. Response to panel 'The Rest is Silence', part of the Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (2018).

F. J. Stone-Davis, Punk Political Science – Worldmaking, Worldbreaking and Living on the Edge‘. Crick Centre Blog (2016).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Making an anthropological case: cognitive dualism and the acousmatic’, Philosophy: The Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy 90(352): 263–76 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Music and Liminal Ethics: Facilitating a ‘Soulful Reality’’, in The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person, eds. E.A. Lee and S. Kimbriel (Eugene, OR: Veritas, Wipf and Stock, 2015).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Introduction: Sense Making and Place Making Through Music’, in ‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), 1–4, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Worldmaking and Worldbreaking: Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer’, in ‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), 101–20, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

F. J. Stone-Davis & T. Wishart, ‘“Vocalising Home”: An Interview with Trevor Wishart’, in ‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), 5–21, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

F. J. Stone-Davis & M. Richter, ‘Vivaldi Recomposed: Max Richter in conversation’, in ‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), 44–53, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis. (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Introduction’, Music and Transcendence, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015), 1–10.

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Musical Meaning and Worldmaking: Haydn’s String Quartet in E flat major (op. 33 no. 2)’, in Music and Transcendence, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015), 125–45.

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