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Professor Yolanda Plumley

Research supervision

I am open to discuss research proposals on any subject relating to medieval music and to the cultural and political context of music and the other arts, especially in late medieval France. I am especially happy to consider working with candidates with interests in medieval song, French lyric poetry with and without music, the works and career of Guillaume de Machaut, the Ars subtilior, and late medieval music manuscripts,

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Research students

Recent research students with successfully completed PhDs are:

Naomi Howell, The Tomb in Twelfth-Century Romance: Representations, Symbolism, Spirituality (2010)

Uri Smilansky, Rethinking Ars Subtilior : Context, Language, Study and Performance (2010)

Tamsyn Rose-Steel, French Ars Nova Motets and their Manuscripts: Citational Play and Material Context (2011)