Performing text in early modern England and Italy (Leeds, 20 mai 2015)

PERFORMING TEXT IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND AND ITALY:
INTERPRETING THE EVIDENCE
University of Leeds, Brotherton Room, Friday 29 May 2015
 The seminar is open to all. There is no charge for attendance but space i
Giacomo-Franco-1-e1331912350439This seminar is organized jointly by the Italian Voices project (University of Leeds, funded by the European Research Council) and the Voices and Books project (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council), whose PIs are Professor Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University) and Professor Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music, London).
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 Programme
10:00 Voices and Books project
The Sound of the Voice in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Music (Richard Wistreich)
The Voices of the Tudor Schoolroom and the Teaching of Rhetoric (Jennifer Richards)
Actio and pronunciatio in Preaching in the Seventeenth Century (Arnold Hunt)
Speech and Social Rank in Early Modern England (Elspeth Jajdelska)
12:00 Lesley Twomey (Northumbria University): [title tbc]
14:00 Italian Voices project
How far can we reconstruct the texts and modes of performance of oral sermons and of political speeches? (Stefano Dall’Aglio, Nicolò Maldina)
How was sung chivalric poetry turned into printed texts, and how far do these editions correspond with the texts performed to elite and non-elite audiences? (Luca Degl’Innocenti)
What is the evidence for the oral performance of poetry for court festivities? (Francesca Bortoletti)
When were literary texts read aloud in elite society, and how might printed texts be designed to assist reading? (Brian Richardson)
How was language used in performances of learned comedies? (Chiara Sbordoni)
16:00 Round table: chair, Dr Alex Bamji, School of History, University of Leeds

The seminar is open to all. There is no charge for attendance but space is limited. To

The seminar is open to all. There is no charge for attendance but space is limited. To reserve a place or for more information, please contact italianvoices@leeds.ac.uk by 20 May, indicating any dietary requirements you might have.

To find out more about the two projects, visit http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/italianvoices/ and https://research.ncl.ac.uk/voicesandbooks/.
The seminar is open to all. There is no charge for attendance but space i

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