Italian Voices. Oral Culture, Manuscript and Print in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1700
This is a project funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme from June 2011 to November 2015 and led by Brian Richardson (Leeds). The aim of the research is to advance understanding of the use of speech and song in the textual culture of early modern Italy. Postdoctoral fellows are studying the relationship between the voice and written culture, whether scribal or printed or both, with a focus on four areas: public and private entertainments (from the piazza to courts, private households and academies); religion (especially sermons); politics (oratory and poems about contemporary affairs); and linguistic variety within performance (especially plays).
Principal Investigator: Professor Brian Richardson (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds). Postdoctoral researchers: Francesca Bortoletti, Stefano Dall’Aglio, Luca Degl’Innocenti, Nicolò Maldina, Massimo Rospocher, Chiara Sbordoni. Research assistants: Dr Naomi Wells, Dr Isabella Bolognese.