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Donna Parsons is a lecturer in Honors and Music at the University of Iowa where she teaches courses on British literature and popular music. She is the 2013 recipient of the Honors Outstanding Teaching Award. Her nineteenth-century research focuses on the musical resonances heard in Michael Field’s writing and more specifically on the ways in which an operatic soundscape influenced the construction of Field’s diaries and dramas. She has appeared as a featured guest on Iowa Public Radio and has published articles on British popular culture in the North American British Music Studies Association Newsletter and the Des Moines Register.