IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1507: Citation and Allusion in Music and Text in 14th-Century Songs

Thursday 10 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Machaut Society
Organiser:Yolanda Plumley, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:R. Barton Palmer, Department of English, Clemson University, South Carolina
Paper 1507-aCitational Practices in the 1320s-50s: Machaut's Contemporaries and the Emergence of the Ars nova Song
(Language: English)
Yolanda Plumley, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Music, Performance Arts - General, Social History
Paper 1507-bA Text Archive of 14th-Century French Lyrics and its Application to the Study of Citational Practices
(Language: English)
Giuliano Di Bacco, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Music, Performance Arts - General, Social History
Paper 1507-cDialectic, Debate, and Mensuration in Machaut's Lais'
(Language: English)
Benjamin Albritton, School of Music, University of Washington
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Music, Performance Arts - General, Social History
Abstract

This session grows out of a major AHRC project run at the University of Exeter by Yolanda Plumley, with Giuliano Di Bacco, on citation and allusion in late medieval French songs and motets. Papers investigate the extent and nature of citational practice in lyrics (with and without music) by Machaut and his contemporaries, and how to locate and interpret such borrowings. Case studies will highlight the significance of citation for our
understanding of a range of issues relative not only to musical composition of the 14th century, but also poetic activity, and social attitudes and practices.