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.
“Extant / Ephemeral”
An essay on musical loss and survival with a focus on Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.
"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.
"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."
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.
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.
"The Sounds of Pageantry"
An essay on music and noise in royal entries and Lord Mayor’s Shows.
"Performing Women in English Books of Ayres"
An essay on female performance in the lute song tradition.
"'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.
An essay on outdoor pageantry and performance theory.
"The Mediation of Poesie: Ophelia’s Orphic Song"
An essay on Hamlet and media theory.