[SoundStudies] [Sound Studies] Details and Suggested Supplementary Readings for Thursday, January 31, 4pm, Ayla Lepine

Lynda Paul lynda.paul at yale.edu
Fri Jan 25 16:18:11 EST 2013


Dear all,

As a reminder, the first Sound Studies Colloquium meeting will be held on
Thursday, January 31st, at 4pm in Stoeckel 210.

It will feature with Ayla Lepine, who will deliver a presentation entitled
"Sound Revivalism: William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, George Frederick Bodley,
and Victorian Spaces."

The following are suggested as supplementary readings before the session:

Caroline Arscott, 'Edward Burne-Jones' in Elizabeth Prettejohn, ed., The
Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Susan Fagence-Cooper, St Cecilia's Halo: Music, Sex, and Death in Victorian
Painting (ebook, Crabapple Publishing, 2012)

Ayla Lepine, 'Sacred Performance: Two Instances of Musical Architecture in
Cambridge' in Charlotte de Mille, ed., Music and Modernism (Cambridge:
Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011)

Please find attached to this email PDFs of two of the readings. (And please also
note that the readings are not a formal pre-requisite for attending!)

For more details on this coming Thursday's talk, see below.

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>From the 1860s until the turn of the twentieth century, painted ornament took
historicism in new directions amongst a generation of architects and artists in
the wider circle of the Pre-Raphaelites. Turning to Europe's medieval past to
develop contemporary style and taste produced radical results. Morris, Bodley,
and Burne-Jones' designs for furniture, interiors, and instruments aligned
sound and space across multiple points in history, filling architecture with
perpetual music by carefully deploying particular texts, patterns, and images.

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Ayla Lepine's art and architectural research combines theological perspectives
with investigations of modernity. Her work focuses on Victorian visual culture
and sacred space, and her Ph.D. thesis concerned G. F. Bodley's Gothic Revival
projects at Oxford and Cambridge. She has convened international
interdisciplinary conferences includingGothic and Its Legacies­ (2009, with
Laura Cleaver) and Intersections: Architecture and Poetry (2011, with Caroline
Levitt). As a 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld, Lepine's research
has concentrated on a project titled Revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory. Outputs
include a virtual exhibition, a lecture series, and a major conference. Ms.
Lepine has taught postgraduate and undergraduate audiences at the University of
Warwick, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the National Gallery, and King's
College London. She has lectured in America, Europe and Australia, on subjects
ranging from the Aesthetic Movement and queer perspectives on
nineteenth-century imagery to the perception of art as a theological medium.
Her work has been published in Music and Modernism (ed. Charlotte de Mille,
2011), Art and Christianity, The Burlington Magazine, and The Architects'
Journal. Her current interests include modern monasticism, Anglican art,
cityscapes as soundscapes, contemporary artists' engagement with sacrament
and ritual. B.A., University of Victoria, Canada; Dipl., University of Oxford;
M.A., Ph.D., The Courtauld Institute of Art.

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We hope to see you there.

Kind regards,

Lynda Paul, Postdoctoral Associate in the Integrated Humanities
Joseph Clarke, PhD in Architecture
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