University of Pittsburgh

Zazulia Receives NEH Fellowship

Emily Zazulia, assistant professor of music, has been awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 12 months of research. Professor Zazulia will use the fellowship to work on her first monograph: a wide-ranging study of notational aesthetics, ca. 1300-1520. In this study, entitled Where Sight Meets Sound: The Poetics of Late-Medieval Music Writing, she argues that music writing of this period exhibits a dynamic interplay between notated music and the transformations it undergoes in performance. For a long time interest in late-medieval musical notation has extended only as far as practical knowledge demanded. By viewing notation as a complex technology that did more than record sound, this project changes the way we think about music’s literate traditions in the early Renaissance. Congratulations!

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