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MUS 523 B - Seminar in Musicology

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Problems in historical and systematic musicology or ethnomusicology; discussions of special problems and reports on individual research. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in musicology or consent of instructor. Graduate students in music will be considered if they passed MUS 528A (consult Class Schedule for specific section information).

Special Instructions:

TOPIC: "Music and the Early Modern Jesuits." Since the turn of the last century, the field of -Jesuit Studies- has gained significant traction. Exploration of this male Catholic order, who broke the mold of monastic mores in the 16th, has increasingly focused on their changing relationship to music and sound in the early modern era. This seminar reflects the necessity of interdisciplinary perspectives for thinking about the history of the Jesuits and their role in the development of European sacred and secular musics and their exportation and adaptation throughout global missions between the 16th and 18th centuries. This seminar will focus on the reading of both primary (musical scores, libretti, treatises, letters, etc.) and secondary sources, offering students the opportunity to critically engage with early-modern documents as well as the ways in which scholars in musicology, theater studies, religious studies, and art history, frame analyses of these materials.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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