Schroeder Lecture Series
David Schroeder Music and Culture lecture series
This lecture series was begun to coincide with the advent of the graduate program as a way of offering our graduate students access to a broader range of scholars, and is named in honor of Dr. David Schroeder a distinguished musicologist who recently retired from Dalhousie University. Read the Dal News article about Dr. Schroeder's retirement and the creation of the lecture series.
The series usually includes three lectures a year, scheduled on Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. in room 406 of the Dal Arts Centre. Attendance is required of all graduate students. Free admission.
This year's lectures
This series hosts guest speakers in four public lectures for 2017-18. All lectures are free and open to the public and held on Thursdays at noon in Arts Centre 406 (MacAloney Room).
Celebrated today as the greatest composer of his century, Guillaume de Machaut appears to have struggled during his lifetime to assure that his musical accomplishments were as appreciated as his poetic talents. His literary magnum opus, the True Story, can be read as a self-reflective exploration of the challenges a learned medieval man faced as a master of song. This romance uses inserted song, private letters, and poetry to document a purported true love affair initiated by a young noble woman who professed that Guillaume’s musical fame had ignited an enduring love for the aging composer. Rather than detailing a love affair, the True Story tells the tale of one man’s struggles with a living siren who sought to undo him.
Deborah McGrady is an Associate Professor of French whose research centres on medieval French literature.
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GLOBAL CURRENTS, LOCAL TIDES: Re-Imagining Irish Traditional Music in the 21st Century
Paul Theberge, Carleton University
Gould and Scriabin: Extending Interpretation Beyond the Boundaries of Music
Heather Sparling, Cape Breton University
Moving Memories: Disaster Songs as Vernacular Commemorations of Death
Phanuel Antwi, Saint Mary’s University
Sounding the Past: Dub Poetry as an Ethical Encounter in the Black Atlantic
Professor Derek Charke, Acadia University
Composing Extremes - a sound journey to the floe edge: The art of sound recording in the far north
Professor Mary Ann Smart, UC Berkeley
Speculative Fictions and 'Smart' Machines: Staging Humanism and Post-humanism in Wagner's Ring CycleMarch
Professor Susan Fast, McMaster University
Michael Jackson's Queer Musical Belongings