Professor Bonnie Gordon, University of Virginia
Sponsored by Department of Music
Monday, April 16, 2012
Professor Gordon is presently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Virginia. Her research interests center on the experiences of sound in early-modern music making and the affective potential of the human voice. Her first book, Monteverdi's Unruly Women (Cambridge University Press, 2004), frames the composer's madrigals and music dramas written between 1600 and 1640 as windows into contemporary notions of sound, body, voice, and sense. From a similar theoretical framework, she has published on contemporary singer-songwriters, including Kate Bush and Tory Amos. Professor Gordon is also co-editor of an interdisciplinary and cross cultural volume of essays on courtesans entitled The Courtesan's Art (Oxford University Press, 2006).
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