Meghan Quinlan

Researcher at Department of Musicology

Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H

Postal address:
Box 633
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I recently completed a doctorate in musicology at the University of Oxford, focusing on the phenomenon of contrafacture (the re-texting of melodies) in medieval song. I am currently working on two research projects, funded respectively by the Torsten Söderberg Foundation and Vetenskapsrådet: the first is a monograph on song in the age of Saint Louis (1226-70) and the second a study of the interplay of music, hearing, and the environment in medieval theory and practice.

I come from a multi-disciplinary background, holding degrees in the liberal arts and natural sciences (B.Arts.Sc., McMaster), medieval studies (M.St., Oxon), and musicology (DPhil, Oxon). This exposure to a wide range of scholarly perspectives informs much of my work, which includes close readings of medieval songs as well as broader explorations of music's role in medieval culture.

I am also trained as a choral conductor and singer, and periodically share my performances of the songs I am researching on my videocast, Chanter m'estuet.

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Meghan Quinlan