Research Profile

Melanie L Marshall

Biography

Melanie is a musicologist with research and teaching interests in gender, sexuality and eroticism in music, and music of early modern Italy. She holds a BMus from the University of Edinburgh and an MA and PhD from the University of Southampton. Since joining UCC in 2005, Melanie has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Music Department and on interdisciplinary programs within the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. From 2011-2014, Melanie held a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship to conduct research into music and eroticism in early modern Rome. During the fellowship, Melanie spent six months as a Visiting Scholar at UCLA Department of Musicology and eighteen months as a Visiting Scholar at NYU Department of Music. From Sept. 2015, Melanie will also be a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Music, Gender and Identity at the University of Huddersfield.

Research Interests

My research interests can be broadly summarised as music & identities and music & culture. My prime research focus is on music, gender, sexuality & class in early modern Italy, and I have subsidiary interests in contemporary identities & music practices. I am interested in the significance of music at the time in which it circulates, and in the historical and cultural contingency of gender and sexuality. 

My current projects include a co-edited essay collection on Beyoncé (with Martin Iddon); a monograph on the villotta; and a monograph arising from my Marie Curie fellowship research into eroticism and music in early modern Italy. 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Sex in the Early Modern City - Musical Eroticism in Rome.European Union16-JUN-1130-SEP-16€212,801.00

Publications

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2014)Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy
Melanie L. Marshall, Linda L. Carroll and Katherine A. McIver (Ed.). (2014) Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2014)Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion and Culture
Iddon, Martin and Melanie L. Marshall (Ed.). (2014) Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion and Culture Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion and Culture. New York: Routledge.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2015)'Imitating the Rustic and Revealing the Noble: Masculine Power and Music at the Court of Ferrara'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2015) 'Imitating the Rustic and Revealing the Noble: Masculine Power and Music at the Court of Ferrara' In: Bonnie Blackburn and Laurie Stras (eds). Eroticism in Early Modern Music. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate.   [Details]
(2014)'‘Farò quel che mi piacerà’: fictional women in villotta voice resistance'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2014) '‘Farò quel che mi piacerà’: fictional women in villotta voice resistance' In: Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy. Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate.   [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Playing with Boundaries'
Marshall, Melanie L., Linda L. Carroll and Katherine A. McIver (2014) 'Playing with Boundaries' In: Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate. [Details]
(2014)'Consuming Gaga'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2014) 'Consuming Gaga' In: Iddon, Martin and Melanie L. Marshall (eds). Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion and Culture. New York: Routledge.   [Details]
(2014)'Introduction'
Iddon, Martin and Melanie L. Marshall (2014) 'Introduction' In: Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion and Culture. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2009)'Grateful Friends, True Friends: Gifts of Music and Poetry Associated with Girolamo Fenaruolo'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2009) 'Grateful Friends, True Friends: Gifts of Music and Poetry Associated with Girolamo Fenaruolo' In: Uno gentile et subtile ingenio: Studies in Renaissance Music in Honour of Bonnie Blackburn. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'Voce Bianca: Purity and Whiteness in British Early Music Vocality'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2015) 'Voce Bianca: Purity and Whiteness in British Early Music Vocality'. Women and Music : A Journal of Gender & Culture, 19 :36-44 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Warriors and Musicians: Notes from the Colonna Family Archive'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2011) 'Warriors and Musicians: Notes from the Colonna Family Archive'. Early Music, 39 (2):195-201   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Editorial'
Brooks, Jeanice and Melanie L. Marshall (2011) 'Editorial'. Early Music, 39 (2):155-155   [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Book Review: Richard Wistreich, Warrior, Courtier, Singer, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), for Renaissance Studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2009) 'Book Review: Richard Wistreich, Warrior, Courtier, Singer, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), for Renaissance Studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies'. Renaissance Studies, 23 (3):404-406   [Details]
(2007)'Book Review: Susan McClary, Modal Subjectivities: Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004)'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2007) 'Book Review: Susan McClary, Modal Subjectivities: Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004)'. Women and Music : A Journal of Gender & Culture, :72-82   [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Book Review: Marco Bizzarini, Luca Marenzio: The Career of a Musician between the Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation, trans. James Chater'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2007) 'Book Review: Marco Bizzarini, Luca Marenzio: The Career of a Musician between the Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation, trans. James Chater'. Music and Letters, 88 (1):151-153   [Details]
(2006)'Book Review: Kelley Harness, Echoes of Women's Voices: Music, Art and Female Patronage in Early Modern Florence (University of Chicago Press, 2006)'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2006) 'Book Review: Kelley Harness, Echoes of Women's Voices: Music, Art and Female Patronage in Early Modern Florence (University of Chicago Press, 2006)'. Current Musicology, 82 :7-12 [Details]
(2006)'Book Review: Cecilia Luzzi, Poesia e musica nei madrigali a cinque voci di Filippo Di Monte'
Marshall, Melanie L. (2006) 'Book Review: Cecilia Luzzi, Poesia e musica nei madrigali a cinque voci di Filippo Di Monte'. Early Music, 34 (2):292-293   [Details]

CD

 YearPublication
(2009)Musica Secreta and Celestial Sirens dir. L. Stras, 'Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.' (Divine Art: dda 25077).
Marshall, Melanie L. (performer) (2009) Musica Secreta and Celestial Sirens dir. L. Stras, 'Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.' (Divine Art: dda 25077). CD [Details]
(2007)Musica Secreta and Celestial Sirens, dir. L. Stras. Alessandro Grandi: Motetti a Cinque Voci (1614), divine art (2007).
Marshall, Melanie L. ; (2007) Musica Secreta and Celestial Sirens, dir. L. Stras. Alessandro Grandi: Motetti a Cinque Voci (1614), divine art (2007). CD [Details]

Invited papers

 YearPublication
(2015)'As English As Cornflakes:' Singers, Gender and National Belonging in 20th-century Britain.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2015) 'As English As Cornflakes:' Singers, Gender and National Belonging in 20th-century Britain. Columbia University: Invited papers   [Details]
(2012)Subjectivation and Music: Suggestive Song and Care of the Self.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2012) Subjectivation and Music: Suggestive Song and Care of the Self. Oldenburg, Germany: Invited papers [Details]
(2008)Lowering the Tone: Strophic Song and the Performance of Gender and Class in Italian Academies.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2008) Lowering the Tone: Strophic Song and the Performance of Gender and Class in Italian Academies. Invited papers [Details]
(2007)Female Vocality and Strophic Song in Cinquecento Ferrara.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2007) Female Vocality and Strophic Song in Cinquecento Ferrara. Invited papers [Details]
(2004)Imitating the rustic and revealing the noble.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2004) Imitating the rustic and revealing the noble. Invited papers [Details]

Invited Lectures

 YearPublication
(2015)'The Historical and Cultural Contingency of Sexuality.' Public talk for Sexual Wellness conference organised by Cork Feminista.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2015) 'The Historical and Cultural Contingency of Sexuality.' Public talk for Sexual Wellness conference organised by Cork Feminista. Cork: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015)'I will do what I want! Women and Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Italian Song.' Public talk for Rediscovering Women, Brighton Early Music Festival Introduction and Preview Day.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2015) 'I will do what I want! Women and Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Italian Song.' Public talk for Rediscovering Women, Brighton Early Music Festival Introduction and Preview Day. Brighton, England: Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

 YearPublication
(2015)Sounding Whiteness: Early Music In Britain.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2015) Sounding Whiteness: Early Music In Britain. Dublin, Ireland: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2014)Male Friendship, Eroticism and Music in Early Modern Italy.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2014) Male Friendship, Eroticism and Music in Early Modern Italy. Basel, Switzerland: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2010)Performing Early Music = Performing Whiteness?.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2010) Performing Early Music = Performing Whiteness?. Department of Music Seminar Series, University of Huddersfield, 22 February, 2010: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2010)Gypsy Fictions: Jonson and the Zingaresca.
Melanie L. Marshall and Prof. James Knowles (UCC English) (2010) Gypsy Fictions: Jonson and the Zingaresca. 'Gender and Renaissance Writing,' Irish Renaissance Seminar, Moore Institute, NUI Galway: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2006)Sprezzatura, hierarchy and eroticism in Cinquecento dialect song.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2006) Sprezzatura, hierarchy and eroticism in Cinquecento dialect song. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2006)Music and Erotic Discourse in a Cinquecento Academy.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2006) Music and Erotic Discourse in a Cinquecento Academy. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2003)Imitating the rustic and revealing the noble.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2003) Imitating the rustic and revealing the noble. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2002)Power, Pornography & Entertainment in a cinquecento academy.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2002) Power, Pornography & Entertainment in a cinquecento academy. Invited Seminars [Details]

Conference Paper

 YearPublication
(2015)‘The Ideology of Purity in Early Music Revival.’ Paper presented at the Society for Musicology in Ireland annual meeting.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2015) ‘The Ideology of Purity in Early Music Revival.’ Paper presented at the Society for Musicology in Ireland annual meeting. Cork: Conference Paper [Details]
(2015)‘Vice and the Villotta in the Sixteenth Century.’ Paper delivered at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2015) ‘Vice and the Villotta in the Sixteenth Century.’ Paper delivered at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting. Berlin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2012)Florentine Gypsy Fictions.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2012) Florentine Gypsy Fictions. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011)The Sound of Whiteness: Early Music Vocal Performance Practice in Britain.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2011) The Sound of Whiteness: Early Music Vocal Performance Practice in Britain. American Musicological Society annual meeting, San Francisco, 10 Nov. 2011: Conference Paper [Details]
(2011)Florentine Gypsy Fictions.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2011) Florentine Gypsy Fictions. Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, Montreal, 24-26 March 2011: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010)Performing Renaissance Music Today.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2010) Performing Renaissance Music Today. Doing Renaissance Now!, Cork, 9-10 Dec. 2010: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010)Early Music Performance and the Historically Contingent Body.
Melanie L. Marshall; (2010) Early Music Performance and the Historically Contingent Body. 'Body to Body, Sound to Sound,' Biorhythm: Music & the Body, Science Gallery, Dublin, 29 Sept. 2010: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008)Music & Performance Among Friends: A Gift of the Friend's Body?.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2008) Music & Performance Among Friends: A Gift of the Friend's Body?. Society for Musicology in Ireland annual conference, Waterford, 9-11 May, 2008: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007)The Gift of Music Between Friends.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2007) The Gift of Music Between Friends. Medieval and Renaissance Music annual conference, Universität Wien, Vienna, 7-11 Aug. 2007: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006)Sprezzatura, Hierarchy and Musical Eroticism.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2006) Sprezzatura, Hierarchy and Musical Eroticism. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005)Sprezzatura, hierarchy and musical eroticism.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2005) Sprezzatura, hierarchy and musical eroticism. Conference Paper [Details]
(2004)Sixteenth-century Italian masculinities and Alvise Castellino's villotte of 1541.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2004) Sixteenth-century Italian masculinities and Alvise Castellino's villotte of 1541. Conference Paper [Details]
(2002)Power, pornography and entertainment in a Cinquecento academy.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2002) Power, pornography and entertainment in a Cinquecento academy. Conference Paper [Details]
(2001)Power, pornography and entertainment in a Cinquecento academy.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2001) Power, pornography and entertainment in a Cinquecento academy. Conference Paper [Details]

Performances (Music)

 YearPublication
(2010)'Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.' Role: Querina. Leamington Music Early Music Season.
Musica Secreta & the Celestial Sirens, with Sarah Dunant (2010) 'Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.' Role: Querina. Leamington Music Early Music Season. Leamington Music Early Music Season, St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick, 5 Oct. 2010: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)'Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.' Role: Querina. East Cork Early Music Festival.
Musica Secreta & the Celestial Sirens with Sarah Dunant (2010) 'Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.' Role: Querina. East Cork Early Music Festival. Cobh Cathedral, East Cork Early Music Festival, 19 Sept. 2010: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Celestial Sirens, dir. D. Roberts. 'Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: The Christmas Vespers.' BREMF Before Christmas (Brighton Early Music Festival), St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton, 5 December 2009.
Marshall, Melanie L. (performer) (2009) Celestial Sirens, dir. D. Roberts. 'Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: The Christmas Vespers.' BREMF Before Christmas (Brighton Early Music Festival), St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton, 5 December 2009. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Celestial Sirens (quartet), 'Sirene celeste e mondiale.' At 'E farai in modo che niuna strega viva' (conference), Triora, Italy, 11 July 2009.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2009) Celestial Sirens (quartet), 'Sirene celeste e mondiale.' At 'E farai in modo che niuna strega viva' (conference), Triora, Italy, 11 July 2009. Triora, Italy: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Celestial Sirens dir. Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras with Sarah Dunant. 'Sacred Hearts.' Semi-dramatised reading with Sarah Dunant of her new novel Sacred Hearts. London Literature Festival, 2 July 2009. Role: Querina.
Marshall, Melanie L. (performer) (2009) Celestial Sirens dir. Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras with Sarah Dunant. 'Sacred Hearts.' Semi-dramatised reading with Sarah Dunant of her new novel Sacred Hearts. London Literature Festival, 2 July 2009. Role: Querina. London, South Bank Centre: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Celestial Sirens dir. Deborah Roberts. 'Contemplation.' St Mary-de-Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea, 23 February 2008.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2008) Celestial Sirens dir. Deborah Roberts. 'Contemplation.' St Mary-de-Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea, 23 February 2008. Shoreham-by-Sea: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2007)Celestial Sirens (ensemble); Musica Secreta (soloists). 'Fallen', dir. L. Stras. Encounters: The Early Music Weekend (South Bank Early Music Festival), Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 14 September 2007.
Marshall, Melanie L. ; (2007) Celestial Sirens (ensemble); Musica Secreta (soloists). 'Fallen', dir. L. Stras. Encounters: The Early Music Weekend (South Bank Early Music Festival), Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 14 September 2007. London, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2007)Four Nuns and a Courtesan, O Riada Hall, UCC, 18 May 2007.
Melanie Marshall (narrator) with Deborah Roberts (soprano, devisor), Siobhàn Armstrong (harp), and Ian Sexton (harpsichord and chamber organ),; (2007) Four Nuns and a Courtesan, O Riada Hall, UCC, 18 May 2007. Cork: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2006)Celestial Sirens (ensemble); Musica Secreta (soloists), dir. L. Stras. Fallen, St George's, Kemp Town, Brighton Early Music Festival, 14 October 2006.
Marshall, Melanie L. ; (2006) Celestial Sirens (ensemble); Musica Secreta (soloists), dir. L. Stras. Fallen, St George's, Kemp Town, Brighton Early Music Festival, 14 October 2006. Brighton: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2006)'Static and Rambling Lines' by Sarah O'Halloran, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 23 (première) & 27 Apr. 2006.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2006) 'Static and Rambling Lines' by Sarah O'Halloran, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 23 (première) & 27 Apr. 2006. Cork: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2005)Live improvised realisation of John Godfrey's untitled concept for all-female vocal ensemble, Sonic Vigil, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, 22 Nov. 2005.
Melanie Marshall; (2005) Live improvised realisation of John Godfrey's untitled concept for all-female vocal ensemble, Sonic Vigil, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, 22 Nov. 2005. Cork: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2002)Musica Secreta dir. Deborah Roberts. Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: Vespers (1650), St Bartholomew-the-Great, London, 27 November 2002.
Marshall, Melanie L. ; (2002) Musica Secreta dir. Deborah Roberts. Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: Vespers (1650), St Bartholomew-the-Great, London, 27 November 2002. London: Performances (Music) [Details]
(2002)Church of Sonology. Sonological Amplification, Lewisham Arthouse, London (eat@keep event in Deptford X Festival), 29 June 2002. (Improviser).
Marshall, Melanie L. ; (2002) Church of Sonology. Sonological Amplification, Lewisham Arthouse, London (eat@keep event in Deptford X Festival), 29 June 2002. (Improviser). London: Performances (Music) [Details]

Programme Note

 YearPublication
(2006)Whodunnit? (18th-century French chamber music), Irish Baroque Orchestra Chamber Ensemble dir. Monica Hugget.
Melanie Marshall; (2006) Whodunnit? (18th-century French chamber music), Irish Baroque Orchestra Chamber Ensemble dir. Monica Hugget. Programme Note [Details]
(2004)'Venice: Splendour of the World' (I Fagiolini), Summer Music Society of Dorset, c.2003/04.
Melanie Marshall; (2004) 'Venice: Splendour of the World' (I Fagiolini), Summer Music Society of Dorset, c.2003/04. Programme Note [Details]
(2003)Andrea Gabrieli The Madrigal in Venice: Politics, Dialogues and Pastorales (I Fagiolini) - CD Liner Notes.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2003) Andrea Gabrieli The Madrigal in Venice: Politics, Dialogues and Pastorales (I Fagiolini) - CD Liner Notes. Programme Note [Details]

Radio Presentation

 YearPublication
(2009)Celestial Sirens dir. Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras with Sarah Dunant, 'Sacred Hearts.' Live broadcast of reading & performance on 'In Tune', BBC Radio 3, 29 June 2009.
Marshall, Melanie L. (2009) Celestial Sirens dir. Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras with Sarah Dunant, 'Sacred Hearts.' Live broadcast of reading & performance on 'In Tune', BBC Radio 3, 29 June 2009. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2009)Carlo Gesualdo, Murderer and Musician. BBC Radio 4, 4 and 8 Aug. 2009.
Marshall, Melanie L. (interviewee/consultant) (2009) Carlo Gesualdo, Murderer and Musician. BBC Radio 4, 4 and 8 Aug. 2009. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2003)Interview about Andrea Gabrieli's Venice on 'In Tune', BBC Radio 3.
Marshall, Melanie L. and Hollingworth, Robert.; (2003) Interview about Andrea Gabrieli's Venice on 'In Tune', BBC Radio 3. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2002)Musica Secreta dir. Deborah Roberts. Highlights of 'Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: Vespers (1650)' (London Nov. 2002) broadcast on 'Music Restored', BBC Radio 3, 5 Dec. 2002.
Marshall, Melanie L. ; (2002) Musica Secreta dir. Deborah Roberts. Highlights of 'Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: Vespers (1650)' (London Nov. 2002) broadcast on 'Music Restored', BBC Radio 3, 5 Dec. 2002. Radio Presentation [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2004)Cultural codes and hierarchies in the mid-cinquecento villotta.
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2004) Cultural codes and hierarchies in the mid-cinquecento villotta. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (Three Years) European Research Agency (FP7)
2001AHRB Doctoral Studentship Arts and Humanities Research Board
2001Wingate Fellowship Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
2000University of Southampton Teaching Assistantship University of Southampton Faculty of Arts
2011Research Publication Grant UCC CACSSS
2009UCC International Education Office Mobility Grant UCC International Education Committee
2008UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Conference Grant University College Cork College of Arts
2002University of Southampton Arts Faculty Small Award University of Southampton Faculty of Arts
2002AHRB Overseas Conference Attendance Grant Arts and Humanities Research Board
2001Watt Memorial Trust Grant Watt Memorial Trust
2000University of Southampton Arts Faculty Small Award University of Southampton Faculty of Arts
1996Fraser/Bucher Award University of Edinburgh
1995James McMorran Bursary James McMorran Trust

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society for Musicology in Ireland Council Member, 2006-09; member01-APR-06 / 31-MAR-09
American Musicological Society Member/
Society for Renaissance Studies Member/
Renaissance Society of America Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Britain and Ireland Branch, Annual Meeting,
Marshall, Melanie L. (2014) Chaired session, 'Rethinking Heavy Metal's Masculine World'. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Britain and Ireland Branch, Annual Meeting, Cork . [Details]
(2013)Feminist Theory and Music 12,
Marshall, Melanie L. (2013) Chaired session: ‘Reading Gender and Performance in Early Modern Italy’. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Feminist Theory and Music 12, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY . [Details]
(2011)Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting,
Marshall, Melanie L. and James Knowles; (2011) Gypsy Fictions (session). [Other], Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada , 24-MAR-11 - 26-MAR-11. [Details]
(2010)Renaissance Now,
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2010) Two-day conference exploring contemporary ideas and creations of the Renaissance. Principal organiser: Brendan Dooley. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Renaissance Now, Cork , 09-DEC-10 - 10-DEC-10. [Details]
(2010)Body to Body, Sound to Sound,
Marshall, Melanie L. and Paul Hegarty; (2010) Symposium as part of exhibition, 'Biorhythm: Music and the Body'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Body to Body, Sound to Sound, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin , 29-SEP-10 - 29-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Bodies/Music,
M Marshall; (2010) Joint organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Bodies/Music, University College Cork , 19-APR-10 - 20-APR-10. [Details]
(2009)RMA/SMI Joint Conference,
M Marshall; (2009) Peer reviewer of proposals. [Conference Organising Committee Member], RMA/SMI Joint Conference, Dublin , 01-JUL-09 - 01-JUL-09. [Details]
(2007)Sexualities, Textualities, Art & Music in Early Modern Italy, 18-19 May,
M Marshall; (2007) Interdisciplinary conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Sexualities, Textualities, Art & Music in Early Modern Italy, 18-19 May, University College Cork , 18-MAY-07 - 19-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy,
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2007) Conference opening address. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy, University College Cork , 18-MAY-07 - 19-MAY-07. [Details]
(2001)'Music and Film,' Royal Musical Association Annual Conference,
Marshall, Melanie L.; (2001) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 'Music and Film,' Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, University of Southampton , 01-APR-01 - 03-APR-01. [Details]
(1999)Performance 2000, Royal Musical Association Conference,
Marshall, Melanie L.; (1999) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Performance 2000, Royal Musical Association Conference, University of Southampton , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Search Committee for UCC Professor of Music Member representing Head of Discipline/
Digital Arts and Humanities PhD Programme UCC Arts Strand Coordinator/
Music Graduate Studies Committee Chair2008 / 2011
East Cork Early Music Festival 2010 Member, organizing committee/
East Cork Early Music Board of Directors2008 / 2011
Society for Musicology in Ireland (council) Council Member, 2006-20092006 / 2009

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Lecturer in Music (wholetime, permanent)01-SEP-05 / 01-JUL-10
University of Southampton Teaching Assistant01-JAN-04 / 01-DEC-05
University of Southampton Library Assistant01-JAN-04 / 01-DEC-05
University of Southampton Teaching Assistant01-JAN-00 / 01-DEC-02

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2004University of Southampton PHDMusic
1997University of Southampton MAMA (Musicology)
1996University of Edinburgh BMusMusic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
BBC Radio
Consultant and interviewee for 'Carlo Gesualdo: Musician and Murderer'. Broadcast 4 Aug. 2009

Outreach Activities

 Description

Directed rehearsals of women's voice choir for Sacred Hearts, Secret Music performances in Cork (2010). Choir members were drawn from local choirs.

Local organiser of Cork Early Music Weekend (2009). Brought early music enthusiasts (particularly singers and string players) together for workshops with Deborah Roberts and Alison Crum. A number of local attendees wanted to continue to meet after the weekend. I facilitated monthly get togethers hosted in the department.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Mosaic: A Journal For The Interdisciplinary Study Of Literature Referee-
Renaissance Studies Referee-
Women And Music : A Journal Of Gender & Culture Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Reviewer for University of Nottingham Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme (2011)

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Melanie's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching centres on early modern European music (especially on vocal music written or performed in Italy), and on issues of gender and sexuality. She is interested in the cultural significance of music at the time in which it circulates. 

Melanie's courses include:

  •   Early Music Ensemble (performance coaching open to all years)
  •   Editing Early Music (special interest option open to all years)
  •   Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern Music, 1500-1800 (third and fourth year UG seminar)
  •   Gender and Sexuality in Music (third and fourth year undergraduate seminar) 
  •   Music and Ideas: Making Monteverdi's Vespers (first year undergraduate lecture course)
  •   Music, Festivity and Theatre in Renaissance Europe (special interest option open to all years)
  •   Music in the Service of Power (undergraduate lecture course)
  •   Patronage and Propaganda (undergraduate lecture course)
  •   Performance Studies (first year undergraduate lecture course)
  •   Renaissance Vocal Ensemble (performance coaching open to all years)
  •   Women and Music Across Cultures (undergraduate lecture course)
  •   Musicology and Text (masters seminar course: topics have included Gender & Sexuality, Otherness)


Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Theorising Digital Arts MU7004Theorising Digital Arts
2016Digital Project (Music) MU7002Digital Project (Music)
2016Studying Music at University MU1003Studying Music at University
2016Gender and Sexuality in Music MU3008Gender and Sexuality in Music

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