MUS 512 / MED 512

Topics in Medieval Music: Charlemagne and the Authentic AntiphonalCourse Cancelled

Rob C. Wegman

Back to "Spring 2020" courses

It is a well-known problem in Gregorian chant studies that certain concepts (e.g. improvisation, orality, transmission, composition) are so malleable that they can be flexibly interpreted according to what a given theory demands, or what the evidence is hoped to corroborate. In such conditions, theories may lose all semblance of falsifiability, and unwittingly keep it that way by policing the very terms on whose interpretation they depend, or proposing moratoria on discussion. This seminar departs from the position that the problem is partly one of question-framing, and it proceeds by exploring different questions.

View this course on the Registrar’s website.

<< Making Medieval Worlds: Methods and MaterialsChristianity in the Roman Empire: Secret Rituals, Mystery Cults, and Apocalyptic Prophets >>
Humanities Council Logo
Italian Studies Logo
American Studies Logo
Humanistic Studies Logo
Ancient World Logo
Canadian Studies Logo
ESC Logo
Journalism Logo
Linguistics Logo
Medieval Studies Logo
Renaissance Logo
Film Studies Logo