De Canciones y Cancioneros
Music and Literary Sources of the Luso-Hispanic Song Tradition

Princeton University
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
April 7-8, 2018


Saturday, April 7

8:00-8:30am                Coffee and continental breakfast
8:30-8:45am                Opening remarks
                                     Ireri E. Chávez Bárcenas (Princeton University)
8:45-10:15am              Authority and Agency in Spanish Cancioneros
                                     Sophia Blea Núñez (Princeton University), chair

  • Carlos Roberto Ramírez (Cornell University), “Ciphering Song, De-ciphering Identity: the Libro de Cifra Nueva (1557), the transmission of song, and the creation of identities in Early Modern Spain”
  • Daniel Hartnett (Kenyon College), “Cancioneros as Technology: Literary Social Networks at the Court of Juan II”
  • Víctor Sierra Matute (University of Pennsylvania), “Publishers Against Performance: The Case of Quarta, Quinta y Sexta Parte de Flor de Romances

10:15-10:30am            Coffee Break
10:30-12:00pm            Allegories of Sound and Song
                                     Mia Prensky (Princeton University), chair

  • Lorena Uribe Bracho (City Colleges of Chicago), “Orphans of Orpheus: Poetry’s Return to Music”
  • John Fleming (Princeton University), “The Many Musics of Luís de Camões”
  • Andrew Cashner (University of Rochester), “Christ as Singer and Song: Poetry, Music, and the Divine Word in Seventeenth-Century Villancicos”

12:00-1:00pm              Lunch for registered participants
1:00-2:30pm                Crossings and Circulation
                                     Ireri E. Chávez Bárcenas (Princeton University), chair

  • Elizabeth G. Elmi (Indiana University), “Intersections of Musical and Poetic Practice in the Spanish and Neapolitan Song Traditions of Aragonese Naples”
  • Rachel Carpentier (Boston University), “Never was there greater fame: the international life of a Spanish song”
  • Bernadette Nelson (CESEM-FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; Wolfson College, Oxford), “Literary Evidence for the Circulation of ‘Spanish Court’ Songs in Portugal, c. 1480-c. 1530”

2:30-2:45pm                Coffee Break
2:45-3:45pm                Unwritten Music
                                     Sean B. McFadden (Princeton University), chair

  • Yoel Castillo Botello (Georgetown University), “Reading Music in Cervantes’s Entremeses
  • Rui Araújo (CESEM-FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) and Nuno Mendonça Raimundo (CESEM-FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), “A thorough analysis of the improvisatory models of the songs of Luis Milán and their applicability in the reconstitution of vihuela accompaniment parts”

4:00-5:30pm                Keynote Address
Tess Knighton (ICREA / Institució Milà i Fontanals–CSIC, Spain)
“‘For whom are sweet songs set to music?’ Women as performers of and listeners to the cancionero repertory”

8:30pm                        Concert “Vaya de Fiesta”
Eduardo Egüez and Nell Snaidas, with the participation of Early Music Princeton
Tickets are required for this concert at University Ticketing

Sunday, April 8

8:00-8:30am                Coffee and continental breakfast
8:30-10:00am              Courtly Contexts
                                     Marcel Camprubí (Princeton University), chair

  • Ignacio López Alemany (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), “Early Modern Vihuelists and the Courtly Performance of Poetry”
  • Lluís B. Polanco-Roig (University of València), “The unusual blend of the Triumphus: Music, chivalry and Cancionero courtesan invenciones within the humanist Latin chronicle on the 1481 royal entry of the Catholic Monarchs in Valencia”
  • Nuno Mendonça Raimundo (CESEM-FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), “The Cancioneiro de Paris and the emergence of a declamatory song repertory under John III of Portugal”

10:00-10:15am            Coffee Break
10:15-12:15pm            Women’s Voice in Seventeenth-Century Villancicos
                                     Nadia Cervantes Pérez (Princeton University), chair

  • Álvaro Torrente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), “Two-hundred Poems of (Divine) Love for a Cloistered Muse”
  • Nicole D. Legnani (Princeton University), “Voicing Neuter in the Portraiture Poems: Deixis and the Third-person Lyric Voice of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”
  • Martha Lilia Tenorio (El Colegio de México, Mexico), “Sor Juana’s Voice in her Villancicos”

12:15-12:30pm            Closing remarks
                                     Sophia Blea Núñez (Princeton University)