At the Medieval Academy of America Annual Conference 2015

EEL opening plenaryI was honoured to be invited to give the opening Plenary lecture at the MAA annual meeting, this year held at the University of Notre Dame in the US.

I chose to speak about a project that I’ve been thinking about for a while, but which will probably be the book after next (the next one should be on Douce 308). I was going to blog on the content of the paper, but Peter Konieczny of beat me to it!: click here to go to the page.

Recent Trends in the Study of Music of the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries

Jointly authored article in Renaissance Quarterly now out.

Patrick Macey asked me to write the fourteenth-century part of a review of recent trends in the study of music from the time period covered by the RSA‘s journal Renaissance Quarterly (roughly 1300-1700). He introduces the piece and my part is then followed by contributions from David Fallows and Kate van Orden dealing with the later centuries.

Publication information: Elizabeth Eva Leach, David Fallows, and Kate Van Orden, “Recent Trends in the Study of Music of the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries”. Renaissance Quarterly, 68/1 (Spring 2015), pp. 187-227. Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Renaissance Society of America. Leach et al 2015

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Leach en France, Leach en français

Texte et présentation Powerpoint sur le contrepoint chez Machaut. Continue reading

Review of Helen Deeming’s edition of Songs in British Sources (with link to full text)

My review of Helen Deeming’s edition of Songs in British Sources (Musica Britannica, vol. 95), has just become available via the advance access section of Early Music. Continue reading

Review of Jennifer Saltzstein’s new book on refrains (with link to full text)

My review of Jennifer Saltzstein’s stimulating new book on thirteenth-century refrains has just appeared in the Cambridge University Press journal, Plainsong and Medieval Music. Continue reading