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Scott Trudell

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Director of Undergraduate Studies, English
Associate Professor, English
Affiliate Faculty, School of Music

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Research Expertise

Medieval and Renaissance
Musicology & Ethnomusicology
Poetics
Textual and Digital Studies

Scott Trudell specializes in early modern poetry, drama and music, as well as media studies and performance theory. Click here for more on his research and teaching.

Publications

“Extant / Ephemeral”

An essay on musical loss and survival with a focus on Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:
Shakespeare / Text, ed. Claire M. L. Bourne (London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2021), 343–59, ISBN 9781350128156.
 

"An Organ for the Seraglio: Thomas Dallam’s Artificial Life"

An essay on fantasies of belonging in an Elizabethan organ-maker’s narrative of his journey to Constantinople.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

Renaissance Studies 34, no. 5 (November 2020): 766–83, DOI: 10.1111/rest.12656.

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"Shakespeare’s Notation: Writing Sound in Much Ado About Nothing"

An essay on writing processes entwined with musical performance, in the Theories and Methodologies forum on “Aurality and Literacy."

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

PMLA 135, no. 2 (March 2020): 370–77, DOI: 10.1632/pmla.2020.135.2.370

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Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

A monograph about vocal music in the poetic and theatrical cultures of the English Renaissance.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

Winner of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for Literature (Oxford University Press, 2019), 272pp., ISBN: 9780198834663.

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Introduction to "The Intermedia Restoration"

This special issue approaches English Restoration texts and art forms from the standpoint of their media—that is, the technological processes and communication conventions at stake in their circulation and production.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

A special issue of Restoration, vol 42, no. 2 (Fall 2018): 3–11.

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"The Sounds of Pageantry"

An essay on music and noise in royal entries and Lord Mayor’s Shows.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

Commissioned and peer reviewed for the Map of Early Modern London web project, University of Victoria, ed. Janelle Jenstad, July 2015.

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"Performing Women in English Books of Ayres"

An essay on female performance in the lute song tradition.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

In Gender and Song in Early Modern England, ed. Leslie C. Dunn and Katherine R. Larson (Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, 2014), 15–29, ISBN: 9781472443410.

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"'Unto the World’s Ear': Wyatt’s Psalms Beyond the Court"

An essay on the varied modes of address in Thomas Wyatt’s paraphrase of the Penitential Psalms.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

Studies in Philology 110, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 266–90, DOI: 10.1353/sip.2013.0011.

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"Occasion"

An essay on outdoor pageantry and performance theory.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

In Early Modern Theatricality, Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature, ed. Henry S. Turner (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 230–49, ISBN: 9780199641352

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"The Mediation of Poesie: Ophelia’s Orphic Song"

An essay on Hamlet and media theory.

English

Lead: Scott Trudell
Dates:

Shakespeare Quarterly 63, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 46–76, DOI: 10.1353/shq.2012.0013

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