Revisiting old work

Work on a chapter for an edited collection on jugement poetry involves some rehashing…and a brief rant about Sound Studies. Continue reading “Revisiting old work”

Music and verbal meaning: Machaut’s polytextual songs (contains links to full text)


Opening of Machaut’s De triste/Quant/Certes (B29)

A paper showing that the music’s functional, contrapuntal aspect can significantly inflect the meaning of the texts that it delivers. Continue reading “Music and verbal meaning: Machaut’s polytextual songs (contains links to full text)”

Forging song in the medieval rehearsal room (contains links to full text)

Pythagoras in the forge (left) from GKS 80 2º: Speculum humanae salvationis, 47 verso Speculum humanae salvationis [The Mirror of Human Salvation], Germany, 1400-1450
Paper on distributed cognition and medieval song is published in a volume edited by Mary Carruthers Continue reading “Forging song in the medieval rehearsal room (contains links to full text)”