In June, 2018, Dr. Christopher Callahan (French) and Dr. William Hudson (music) will be offering a 3-week seminar on Courtly Lyric in the Medieval French Tradition: Poetry as Performance. The seminar will offer an interdisciplinary approach to the trouvères, medieval France’s lyric poets, who flourished ca. 1180–1300. As full understanding of trouvère poetry requires a dual approach, as text and as music, the seminar is designed to foster collaboration between language/literature specialists and musicians/musicologists wishing to develop curricular and research expertise in the Middle Ages, with the goal of bringing each constituency to relative fluency in the other’s discipline. Participants needn't be experts in either Old French or medieval music.
NEH Seminars pay participants stipends to cover the costs of attendance. Please visit our website for application and eligibility requirements.
The application deadline of March 1 is rapidly approaching!
This seminar has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this transmission do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
William Hudson, D. Mus.
Head of Voice and Choral Department
Assistant Prof. of Music
Illinois Wesleyan University