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The Art of Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut

Yolanda Plumley


Fourteenth-century France witnessed the emergence of a new school of lyric, as the so-called formes fixes crystallized and the Ars nova revolutionized musical practice. Charting the emergence of this new lyric order from ca. 1300 to ca. 1380, The Art of Grafted Song demonstrates that despite these new departures, the long-established principle of borrowing within French lyric continued to inspire poets and composers. Cutting across disciplinary boundaries, this study traces citation, quotation, allusion, and other kinds of appropriations in fourteenth-century lyrics with and without music to b ... More

Keywords: Guillaume de Machaut, Ars nova, medieval song, medieval lyric, formes fixes, fourteenth-century France, intertextuality, citational practice, quotation, allusion, memory, puys, borrowing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199915088
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915088.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yolanda Plumley, author
University of Exeter