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Catherine Gordon

Professor
Department Chairperson,

Contact Information:

cgordon@providence.edu
401 -865-1898
Smith Center for the Arts G17

Education:

Ph.D. - University of Michigan

Area(s) of Expertise:

Music of the 17th and 18th centuries, Baroque performance practice, harpsichord performance, vocal historical performance

Awards and Honors:

The Providence College Committee on Aid to Faculty Research - Providence College
NEH Fellowship - National Endowment for the Humanities
The AMS Noah Greenberg Award - The American Musicological Society
Research fellowship from the French government - CNRS

Selected Publications:

Gordon, Catherine. (2015). "Precious" Eroticism and Hidden Morality: Salon Culture and the Mid-Seventeenth-Century French Airs.

Gordon, Catherine. (2011). Music and the Language of Love: Seventeenth-Century French Airs.

Gordon, Catherine. (2001). Heroism Undone: The Erotic Manuscript Parodies of Lully/Quinault Tragédies Lyriques.

Gordon, Catherine. (1998). 'La Réplique Galante': Sébastien de Brossard's Airs as Conversation." In Sébastien Brossard, Musicien.

Recent Presentations:

Gordon, Catherine., The American Musicological Society Conference, AMS, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Expanded Version of Combatting the Demons Within: The Role of Jean-Joseph Surin’s Cantiques spirituels (1655) in Mystical Contemplation and Demonic Exorcism ". November, 2014.

Gordon, Catherine., International Baroque Music Conference, The Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, "Combatting the Demons Within: The Role of Jean-Joseph Surin’s Cantiques spirituels (1655) in Mystical Contemplation and Demonic Exorcism ". July, 2014.

Gordon, Catherine., Guest Lecturer at Northwestern University, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, "Expanded Version of Battling the ‘Rhetoric of Distraction’: Bénigne de Bacilly’s Spiritual Airs for Impressionable Youths and Weak-Minded Women". May, 2011.

Gordon, Catherine., The International Conference on Baroque Music, IBM, Leeds, England, "Battling the ‘Rhetoric of Distraction’: Bénigne de Bacilly’s Spiritual Airs for Impressionable Youths and Weak-Minded Women". July, 2008.

Gordon, Catherine., Society for Seventeenth-Century Music Conference, Society for Seventeenth-Century Music (SSCM), San Marino, CA The Huntington Library, "Pious Persuasion: Bénigne de Bacilly’s Spiritual Airs for Repentant Souls". April, 2008.

Gordon, Catherine., American Musicological Society Conference, AMS, Quebec City, Canada, "Expanded Version of Pious Persuasion: Bénigne de Bacilly’s Spiritual Airs for Repentant Souls". November, 2007.

Gordon, Catherine., International Musicological Conference, IMS, Zurich, Switzerland, "The Spirit Transformed: Bénigne de Bacilly’s Spiritual Airs for Repentant Souls". July, 2007.

Gordon, Catherine., Guest Lecturer, The Boston Early Music Festival, Boston, MA, "French Songs: Litigious Expressions of Love’s Pleasures and Pain". June, 2007.

Gordon, Catherine., International Baroque Music Conference, IBM, Warsaw, Poland, "Rhetoric and Expression in the Mid-Seventeenth-Century French Air: A Rationale for Compositional Style and Performanc". July, 2006.

Gordon, Catherine., Society for Seventeenth-Century Music Conference, SSCM, Evanston, IL, "Rhetoric and Expression in the Mid-Seventeenth-Century French Air: A Rationale for Compositional Style and Performance". April, 2005.

Gordon, Catherine., American Musicological Society Conference, AMS, Seattle, WA, ""Precious" Eroticism and Hidden Morality: Salon Culture and the Mid-Seventeenth-Century French Air". November, 2004.

Gordon, Catherine., American Musicological Society Conference, AMS, Columbus, OH, "Expanded version of From Impurity to Piety: Mid-Seventeenth-Century Devotional Airs and the Spiritual Conversion of Women". November, 2002.

Gordon, Catherine., The International Conference on Baroque Music, IMB, Logrono, Spain, "From Impurity to Piety: Mid-Seventeenth-Century Devotional Airs and the Spiritual Conversion of Women". July, 2002.

Gordon, Catherine., The American Musicological Society Conference, AMS, Kansas City, Missouri, "Expanded version of Heroism Undone in the Erotic Manuscript Parodies of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Tragédie Lyrique". November, 2000.

Gordon, Catherine., The International Conference on Baroque Music, IMB, Dublin, Ireland, "Heroism Undone in the Erotic Manuscript Parodies of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Tragédie Lyriques". July, 2000.

Gordon, Catherine., The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, SSCM, Charlottesville, VA, "The Allemandes of Louis Couperin: Songs Without Words". April, 1999.

Gordon, Catherine., The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, SSCM, Wellesley, MA, "Seductive Dialogues: Late Seventeenth-Century French Airs and the Salon". July, 1996.

Gordon, Catherine., The American Musicological Society Conference, AMS, New York, New York, "The 'Masculinization' of French Song: A Transference of Lully's Operatic Style to the Seventeenth-Century Serious Air". November, 1995.


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