Jennifer Bain, Ph.D. (2001) in Music Theory, Stony Brook University, is Chair of the Department of Music at Dalhousie University. She has published widely on medieval music, recently editing a special issue of the Journal of Music Theory.
Deborah McGrady, Ph.D. (1997) in French, University of California, Santa Barbara, is Chair of the Department of French at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Controlling Readers: Guillaume de Machaut and His Late Medieval Audience (Toronto, 2006).
Medievalists interested in Guillaume de Machaut, late medieval literature, music, culture, manuscript studies, and medieval through modern reception of medieval texts and music.
A CHOICE Recommended Academic Title; "Upper division undergraduates through faculty" -- C.E. Campbell, Cottey College, CHOICE May 2013.
Table of contents
List of Contributors
List of tables, figures and examples
Introduction, Deborah McGrady and Jennifer Bain
SECTION I: MACHAUT IN PERSPECTIVE
1. The Poetic I, Helen J. Swift
2. Guillaume de Machaut and the Forms of Pre-Humanism in Fourteenth-Century France, Anne-Hélène Miller
3. Poet as Musician, Elizabeth Eva Leach
SECTION II: SELECT WORKS IN DISCIPLINARY DIALOGUE
4. Ma fin est mon commencement :The Essence of Poetry and Song in Guillaume de Machaut, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet (Translated by Jeanette Patterson (Department of French and Italian, Princeton University)
5. “et mon commencement ma fin”: Genre and Machaut’s Musical Language in His Secular Songs, Jennifer Bain
6. Machaut and Debate Poetry, Emma Cayley
7. Moving across Media: Machaut’s Lais and the Judgment Tradition, Benjamin Albritton
SECTION III: CONTEXTUALIZING MACHAUT’S MUSIC
8. Machaut’s Musical Heritage, Mark Everist
9. Self-Citation and Compositional Process in Guillaume de Machaut’s Lyrics with and without Music: The Case of “Dame, se vous n’avez aperceü” (Rondeau 13), Yolanda Plumley
10. The Motets Read and Heard, Alice V. Clark
11. Declamation as Expression in Machaut’s Music, Lawrence Earp
SECTION IV: CONTEXTUALIZING MACHAUT’S LITERATURE
12. Guillaume de Machaut and the Classical Tradition: Individual Talent and (Un)Communal Tradition, R. Barton Palmer
13. ‘Laissier le mal, le bien eslire’: History, Allegory, and Ethical Reading in the Works of Guillaume de Machaut, Daisy Delogu
14. History's Fixers: Informants, Mediators, and Writers in the Prise d’Alixandre, Zrinka Stahuljak
15. Instrumental Comparisons: Machaut’s Shorter Dits, Julie Singer
SECTION V: TRADITION AND RECEPTION
16. Guillaume de Machaut’s Lyric Poetry, Barbara K. Altmann
17. Performing Machaut’s Messe de Notre Dame: from Modernist Allegiances to the Postmodern Hinterland, Kirsten Yri
18. Machaut and his Material Legacy, Deborah McGrady