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The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music

Delia da Sousa Correa


The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music provides a pioneering interdisciplinary overview of the literature and music of nine centuries. Bringing together seventy-one newly commissioned chapters by specialists in literature and musicology, it presents the most recent interdisciplinary research. In five parts, the chapters cover relations between literature and music from the intermediality of the Middle Ages through to the broadening definitions of what constitutes ‘literature’ or ‘music’ in the present. The volume introduction and methodology chapters define key concepts for investiga ... More

Keywords: literature and music, musicology, poetry, writing, interdisciplinarity, intermediality, literature and other media, music and other media

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780748693122
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Delia da Sousa Correa, editor
Open University

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Part I Literature and Music before 1500: Section Editors: Elizabeth Eva Leach and Helen Deeming


Ardis Butterfield, Helen Deeming and Elizabeth Eva Leach

5 Liturgical Music and Drama

Nils Holger Petersen

6 Intermedial Texts

Maureen Boulton

7 Citation and Quotation

Jennifer Saltzstein

8 Polytextuality

Suzannah Clark and Elizabeth Eva Leach

9 Courtly Subjectivities

Helen J. Swift and Anne Stone

10 Gender: The Art and Hermeneutics of (In)differentiation1

Elizabeth Eva Leach and Nicolette Zeeman

Part II Literature and Music in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Section Editor: Ros King


Ros King

Part III Literature and Music in the Eighteenth Century: Section Editor: Suzanne Aspden


Suzanne Aspden

30 Shelley’s Musical Gifts

Gillen D’Arcy Wood

Part IV Literature and Music in the Nineteenth Century: Section editor: Delia da Sousa Correa


Delia da Sousa Correa

Part V Literature and Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Section editor: Stephen Benson


Stephen Benson