2021 Musicology at Kalamazoo Sessions

56th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 10-15, 2021

Musicology at Kalamazoo is proud to sponsor the below sessions at the 2021 International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo. Registration for the Congress is open until May 29.

This year’s Congress will be entirely virtual. Some of our sessions (as indicated below) will be recorded and remain available for viewing by registered participants until May 29, 2021. Other sessions will only take place live. To learn more about how this year’s virtual Congress will work, please visit this link.

Sessions are 90 minutes long. All times are given in EDT.

Session 41: Musical Margins and Migrations
Monday, May 10, 1:00 pm EDT

Presider: Gabriela Currie (University of Minnesota—Twin Cities)

Recorded Session: No

Papers and speakers:

  • Playful Composition and Reception in the Alfonsine Cantigas (Henry T. Drummond, KU Leuven)
  • Slavery, Salvation, and Blood Libel: The Fifteenth-Century Missa Esclave in Context (Devon J. Borowski, Univ. of Chicago)
  • Overlapping Processional Music and Rituals at Hereford, Chartres, Salisbury, and Sens: Influence? Coincidence? (and What about Rouen . . . ?) (Donna La Rue, Independent Scholar)
Session 141: Chant and Liturgy
Tuesday, May 11, 3:00 pm EDT

Presider: Melanie Batoff (Luther College)

Recorded Session: Yes

Papers and speakers:

  • Similarity in Early Chant Repertories: A Study of the Melismas of the Alleluias in the Saint Gall Cantatorium (Andrea Kate Klassen, Univ. of Manitoba)
  • The Identity of Saint Cecilia based on the Beaupré Antiphonary W. 760 (Walters Art Museum) (Marijim Stockton Thoene, Independent Scholar)
  • Ave, Gloriosa: Shedding Light on the La Clayette Motets and Their Use for Marian Devotion in the Medieval Divine Office in France (Gretchen M. Erlichman, Catholic Univ. of America)
  • Reordering of Psalm Texts for the Mass Propers (William Peter Mahrt, Stanford Univ.)
Session 154: Music and Inclusive Pedagogy (A Roundtable)
Tuesday, May 11, 7:00pm EDT

Recorded Session: No

Panelists:

  • Gabriela Currie, Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities
  • Mark Burford, Reed College
  • Joseph S. C. Lam, Univ. of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • Christina Kim, Stanford Univ.

Presider and Respondent: Catherine Adoyo (George Washington Univ.)

Session 185: Musical Intertextuality and Intratextuality
Wednesday, May 12, 11:00am EDT

Recorded Session: Yes

Presider:Luisa Nardini (Univ. of Texas—Austin)

Papers and Speakers:

  • Reactualizing Christ’s Resurrection through the Visitatio Sepulchri in Prague (Melanie Batoff, Luther College)
  • Implicit Mariology and Intertextuality in Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum (Lucia M. Denk, Dalhousie Univ.)
  • Connecting the Dots in Paris: The Virgin, Notre-Dame, and the Sainte-Chapelle (Yossi Maurey, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem) [paper withdrawn]
Session 220: Musical Craft, Composition, and Improvisation
Wednesday, May 12, 5:00pm EDT

Recorded Session: Yes

Presider: Angela Mariani (Texas Tech Univ.)

Papers and Speakers:

  • Improvising Fifteenth-Century Counterpoint with Solmization (Adam Knight Gilbert, Univ. of Southern California)
  • The Basse Danse and Bassadanza: Some Thoughts on Recreating Music for Two Fifteenth-Century Dances (Adam Bregman, Univ. of Southern California)
  • Du Fay’s Motets with Double Tenors: A Stylistic Apotheosis of His Early Period (Kevin N. Moll, East Carolina Univ.)
Musicology at Kalamazoo Business Meeting and Social Gathering
Thursday, May 13 at 1:00PM EDT

Details to be communicated by email.

Session 298: Musical Medievalism 
Thursday, May 13, 5:00pm EDT

Recorded Session: No

Presider: Gillian L. Gower (University of Denver/University of Edinburgh)

Papers and Speakers:

  • Untangling the Threads of Carl Orff’s Medievalism (Kirsten Yri, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.)
  • Commodifying Benedictine Hospitality in the Twenty-First and Sixth Centuries (Amelia C. McElveen, Univ. of Texas–Austin) [paper withdrawn]
  • Hearing Problems: Sounding Medieval in Video Games (Karen M. Cook, Univ. of Hartford)
Session 341: Music Theory and Practice
Friday, May 14, 1:00pm EDT

Recorded Session: Yes

Presider: Lucia Marchi (DePaul Univ.)

Papers and Speakers:

  • Research as the Mother of Invention: “Medieval” Performance Practice (Angela Mariani, Texas Tech Univ.)
  • Musicorum et Cantorum Magna est Distantia (Lila Collamore, Independent Scholar)
  • Through the Looking-Glass of Music Theory: Assessing Musico-(Meta)-Poetic Relationships in Trecento Song (Mikhail Lopatin, Villa I Tatti)