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Victoria University in the University of Toronto
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Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum II

October 17 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Roseen Giles (Music): “‘Rappresentare al vivo’: Style and Representation in Early Modern Italy”

Samantha Chang (Art History): “Framing the Scene in the Seventeenth Century: Doors and Doorways in the Painter’s Studio”

Roseen Giles is currently a Fellow of the CRRS.  She taught at Colby College during the 2016–17 academic year, and will begin as Assistant Professor at Duke University in 2018. She completed a doctoral degree in musicology at the University of Toronto in 2016 with a dissertation on the Venetian works of Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643). Her research explores the culture of the Italian seventeenth century, particularly the relationship between text and music in secular music of the period. She is currently writing a book about the aesthetics of Giambattista Marino’s poetry and his pervasive influence in the history of Seicento music. She has published articles in Renaissance and Reformation, Early Music, and Cambridge Opera Journal, and she is preparing an edition of Alessandro Grandi’s Madrigali Concertati (1615;1622) for the composer’s Opera Omnia published by the American Institute of Musicology.  She is also an active baroque flautist, performing regularly in both orchestral and chamber settings.

Samantha Chang is a PhD student from the Graduate Department of Art at University of Toronto where she holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Award and Faculty of Arts and Science Top Doctoral Fellowship. A professional flutist and conductor, Samantha graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London (England) and she is a fellow of the Trinity College London and the London College of Music. Samantha’s research explores the conceptual relationships between visual arts and music in the early modern period, specifically those of artistic identity, temporality, synesthesia, and performativity. Her current research project examines the representation of music in the painter’s studio.



October 17
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm