Musicology Colloquium Series: Dr. Mary Quinn: “The Soundscape of Metamorphosis: Ovid, Calderón de la Barca, and Zarzuela”
||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
||Zimmerman Library, Waters Room
||Join the UNM Department of Music, the Center for Southwest Research, and the LAII for a presentation with Dr. Mary Quinn, as she discusses the first zarzuela ever written, El laurel de Apolo (1658), by Calderón de la Barca. Though largely ignored by musicologists due to its lack of surviving music, Dr. Quinn will show that a focus on its soundscape reveals a critique of the governance of the Hapsburg Empire. Mary Quinn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, specializing in pre-modern Spanish literature. Her book, The Moor and the Novel: Narrating Absence in Early Modern Spain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) engages both literature and history to uncover fundamental connections between nationalist violence, religious identity, and the birth of the novel. She has published articles on Cervantes, Ginés Pérez de Hita, and the music of early modern Spain. She is currently working on an array of projects, including a book-length comparison of the empire-wide celebrations (literary, theatrical, and musical) surrounding the birth of the Hapsburg Prince, Felipe Próspero (1657).
||UNM Department of Music, Center for Southwest Research, and LAII
||This event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the event flyer.