Music in New Worlds: Global Encounters in the Age of Discoveries, 1492–1800

Schedule

List of Due Dates

Tue., Oct. 2 Primary source presentations in class, first group
Thu., Oct. 4 Primary source presentations in class, second group
Fri., Oct. 12, 5:00 p.m. Paper proposal due
Fri., Oct. 26, 5:00 p.m. Annotated bibliography due
Fri., Nov. 30, 5:00 p.m. Paper draft due
Tue., Dec. 4 Presentations in class
Thu., Dec. 6 Presentations in class, continued
Friday, Dec. 21, 9:00 a.m. (firm) Final paper due (Submit PDF through Blackboard)

Schedule of Classes, Topics, and Assignments

Week 1

Thu., Aug. 30 Orientation

Unit I: First Encounters

Week 2

Mon., Sep. 3 Labor Day Break
Tue., Sep. 4 Musical and conceptual foundations
Thu., Sep. 6 Thinking globally; Iberians abroad

Week 3

Tue., Sep. 11 South Asia
Thu., Sep. 13 East Asia

Unit II: North America

Week 4

Tue., Sep. 18 New England
Thu., Sep. 20 Rath

Week 5

Tue., Sep. 25 Puritans, Natives, Africans
Thu., Sep. 27 Voice and Difference

Week 6

Tue., Oct. 2 Primary source presentations in class, first group
Thu., Oct. 4 Primary source presentations in class, second group

Unit III: The Spanish Empire

Week 7

Tue., Oct. 9 The musical conquest of Mexico
Thu., Oct. 11 Early New Spain
Fri., Oct. 12, 5:00 p.m. Paper proposal due

Week 8

Oct. 15–17 Fall break
Thu., Oct. 18 Cuzco: Baker

Week 9

Tue., Oct. 23 Baker, cont’d
Thu., Oct. 25 Colonial cities, cathedrals, convents
Fri., Oct. 26, 5:00 p.m. Annotated bibliography due

Week 10

Tue., Oct. 30 Manila: Irving
Thu., Nov. 1 Irving, cont’d

Week 11

Tue., Nov. 6 Devotional Music in the Spanish Empire
Thu., Nov. 8 Research workshop

Unit IV: The African Diaspora

Week 12

Tue., Nov. 13 From Congo to Brazil
Thu., Nov. 15 Rare Books Day/Research Workshop

Week 13

Tue., Nov. 20 The Origins of Afro-Latin Music
Nov. 21–25 Thanksgiving Break

Week 14

Tue., Nov. 27 Race in New Spain
Thu., Nov. 29 North America
Fri., Nov. 30, 5:00 p.m. Paper draft due

Week 15

Tue., Dec. 4 Presentations in class
Thu., Dec. 6 Presentations in class, continued

Week 16

Tue., Dec. 11 Conclusions: Post-Colonial Ethics
Dec. 13–14 Reading period

Week 17

Friday, Dec. 21, 9:00 a.m. (firm) Final paper due (Submit PDF through Blackboard)