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History & Politics, Literature, Music, Theater & Dance

(re)Voicing Voices

Early Modern Laments Across Reception and Performances

April 6, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Viva Voce

(re)Voicing Voices
Early Modern Laments Across Reception and Performance


Keynote speaker:
Wendy Heller, Princeton University

Alessandro Barchiesi, NYU
Shane Butler, Johns Hopkins University
Ida Caiazza, NYU
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, NYU Steinhardt
Andres Locatelli, Theatro dei Cervelli
Jessica G. Peritz, Yale University
Jane Tylus, Yale University
Elizabeth Weinfield, The Juilliard School
Emily Wilbourne, CUNY Graduate Center


The study-day “(re)Voicing Voices,” organized by Prof. Eugenio Refini as part of the “Viva Voce” series, opens with the workshop Early Modern Laments Across Reception and Performance. This event brings together modern literary scholars, classicists, musicologists and performers in order to assess the productive ways in which reception and performance inform one another. The keynote and the roundtable will focus on the lament as a long-lasting performative trope that, over the centuries, has triggered forms of artistic experimentation across poetry, music, and vocal expression. The panel will be followed by a musical program entitled Ariadne’s Echo: An Exploration of Musical Hauntings.

Organized by Prof. Eugenio RefiniViva Voce is a series of events – conversations, talks, book discussions – that address the intersections of voice, performance and the mechanisms of reception. Featuring specialists from different fields, these interdisciplinary events aim to bridge across research, teaching, and public outreach.