For musicologist studying the ‘middlebrow,’ interdisciplinarity make PLS the perfect home
For Christopher Chowrimootoo, there’s nothing unusual about a musicologist teaching in the Great Books program. That’s because, like his research, the Program of Liberal Studies is fundamentally interdisciplinary. “My research is not just about music in a technical sense,” he said. “It’s about drawing connections between music, literature, and aesthetics.” Chowrimootoo primarily tries to bring music into wider conversations about the “middlebrow” in literature, film studies, and cultural history.