• Lawson, M, and L. E. Macdonald (2018). 100 Greatest Film Scores, Rowman and Littlefield

Journal Articles

• Lawson, M. (2023). ‘Musical Catharsis and Identity in Holocaust Cinema: Der letzte Zug (2006)’, Musicology Australia 44 (2), 127-142.


• Lawson, M. (2024). ‘Establishing the Musical Epic in Peak TV: Stranger Things (2016-) and Tales from the Loop (2020)’, Palgrave Handbook of Sound and Music in Peak TV, Palgrave MacMillan.

• Lawson, M (2023). ‘Seriously Funny Music: The Use of ‘Serious’ Music in National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), Airplane! (1980), and The Naked Gun (1988)’, Palgrave Handbook of Music in Comedy Film, Palgrave MacMillan.

• Lawson, M. (2022). ‘The Political Soundtrack’ in Edinburgh German Yearbook 13: Music in Politics/Politics in Music, Boydell and Brewer.

• Lawson, M. (2015). ‘Towards a Critical Understanding of Representational and Semantic Issues within Hans Eisler’s Score for Nuit et Brouillard (1955)’ in Music and Genocide, Peter Lang.