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.
"An organ for the seraglio: Thomas Dallam's artificial life"
In the late 1590s, Elizabeth I and the Levant Company hoped to advance their diplomatic and mercantile agendas in the Mediterranean with the gift of a splendid mechanical organ to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed III.
Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England
The book reveals the importance of performed vocal music in theories and practices of English Renaissance literature.
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"
Published with the Map of Early Modern London web project.
“Performing Women in English Books of Ayres"
The account of John Bull's meeting with the musician at St. Omer's is likely apocryphal.
An essay on outdoor pageantry and performance theory, in Early Modern Theatricality.