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Exposing the play in Gregorian Chant: the manuscript as an opening of re-presentation

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dc.contributor.advisor Phelan, Helen Frances
dc.contributor.advisor Hornby, Emma Mascareñas Garza, Óscar Octavio 2011-10-26T16:28:33Z 2011-10-26T16:28:33Z 2011
dc.description non-peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to review some of the concepts that are at the foundation of Gregorian chant scholarship – particularly those related to the notion of formula and concepts closely related to it, such as that of variant, identity, the oral and the written in chant transmission and the concept of meaning – and to propose a radical view that presents us with a different way of interpreting the extant evidence: one that sees the manuscripts as an opening of re-presentation, as an active and continuous process of change and innovation. The thesis incorporates post-modern/post-structural ideas developed by eminent philosopher Jacques Derrida, and comprise the concepts of play, différance, iterability, undecidability and supplementarity, which, during the course of the work, are deeply embodied in the musical realm that is the subject of the present work. The implications/consequences of the theories proposed throughout the investigation are summarised at the end of the work, and correspond to some of the types of current chant scholarship and contemporary performance practice. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Gregorian chant en_US
dc.subject music en_US
dc.subject postmodernism en_US
dc.subject early music en_US
dc.subject philosophy en_US
dc.title Exposing the play in Gregorian Chant: the manuscript as an opening of re-presentation en_US
dc.type Doctoral thesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
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dc.type.restriction none en

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