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Dr. Luminita D Florea

Dr. Luminita D Florea

Music History

Office: 0347 - Doudna Fine Arts Center
Phone: 217-581-7042
Fax: 217-581-7137
Email: lflorea@eiu.edu

Luminita Florea's Vita

Luminita Florea received her Ph.D. in Musicology from Indiana University School of Music at Bloomington and her Bachelor's degree in Musicology from the Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Dr. Florea was an American Fellow of the American Association of University Women for 1992-3, and was twice selected as a participant in the National Endowment for Humanities Summer Institute/Seminar (Chicago, 1994 and Boston, 1998). Dr. Florea is the recipient of the Robbins Research Senior Fellowship from the University of California at Berkeley (2007), a Summer Study Stipend from the National Endowment for Humanities (1998), several faculty research and travel awards from Eastern Illinois University (1995, 1997-98, 2010, 2011, 2012), and the Achievement and Contribution Award from Eastern Illinois University in the Balanced Category (Teaching/Research/Service) for the academic year 2011-2012. 

Dr. Florea has presented papers for the International Musicological Society Congress in Leuven (Belgium [2002]) and London [1997]; the American Musicological Society in Washington, D.C. [2005] and Reno, Nevada [2000]; the annual International Medieval and Renaissance Music conferences in Barcelona [2011], Utrecht (The Netherlands [2009]), Vienna [2007], and Bangor (U.K. [2008]); the U. K. Association of Art Historians [2011]; the U. K. Royal Musical Association in London [1994]; the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies [2011 and 2009]; the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies [2000]; and the Regional Central Renaissance Conference in St. Louis, MO. 

In May 2012 Dr. Florea presented her interdisciplinary research involving medieval music theory and medieval surgery for the Spring/Summer 2012 sessions of ATELIER MEDICA, the workshop-lecture series at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania.

Dr. Florea's current research focuses on analogies involving, on the one hand, objects and practices of 13th-, 14th-, and 15th-centuries material culture, and, on the other hand, intellectual constructs expounded in contemporaneous theoretical treatises on music. In addition to her already published work, she has recently finished a study of analogies involving late medieval concepts of music theory, Classical mythology, and early modern surgery, to be published in PHILOBIBLON (Cluj University Press) in 2012.

At Eastern Illinois University Dr. Florea is teaching the full undergraduate Music History sequence, the graduate Introduction to Research in Music, the graduate seminar in Music History, the upper-level undergraduate seminar in Music History, the music unit of the new interdisciplinary course "Introduction to Medieval Studies," as well as directing independent undergraduate and graduate studies on a variety of topics. Still at EIU, she has also taught courses in African-American music and non-Western music.

Dr. Florea is currently on the Editorial and Advisory Board of PHILOBIBLON: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in the Humanities (Cluj University Press); she is the Coordinator of the Music Department Honors Program, a member of the EIU Medieval Studies Committee, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Humanities at Eastern Illinois University--where she is also a member of the Newberry Library Committee.

Dr. Florea is happy to meet interested students during her scheduled office hours or by appointment.

 


Frequently Taught Courses

Music History and Literature of the Middle Ages and Twentieth Century (undergraduate)
Music History and Literature of the Renaissance and Baroque (undergraduate)
Music History and Literature of the Classical and Romantic Periods (undergraduate)
Graduate Introduction to Research in Music
Graduate Seminar in Music History

Professional Organizations

American Musicological Society
Renaissance Society of America
Phi Kappa Lambda

Selected Publications

Book-length

 
Catalogue Raisonné of Manuscripts in the Robbins Collection: Manuscripts 1-120, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley(Copyright © The Regents of the University of California and the Robbins Collection, 2002-2004); v+191 pp., bibliography (pp. 164-191), analytical index; published at:
 
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/robbins/manuscriptsframe.html
 
Full analyses of one hundred and twenty manuscripts from the 11th through the 19th century; published on the web, with general description of the manuscript collection, editorial policies, bibliography, and an analytical, searchable index nominum et rerum


 Articles in scholarly journals

Forthcoming, November 2012: "The Monstrous Musical Body: Mythology and Surgery in Late Medieval Music Theory," 37 pp., Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in the Humanities 17/2, ed. István Király (Cluj, Romania: Cluj University Press, 2012)

“A Feast of Senses: Grinding Spices and Mixing ‘Consonances’ in Jacques of Liège’s Theoretical Works,” Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in the Humanities 17/1, ed. István Király (Cluj, Romania: Cluj University Press, 2012): 15-49; full text in EBSCO at http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=37bd37de-9bde-40c1-ae8f-55cae2752118%40sessionmgr15&vid=2&hid=25
 
“Synaesthesia and Textile Analogies in Fourteenth-Century Music Theory,” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies  41/2 (Autumn 2010): 317-331; abstract at http://brepols.metapress.com/content/j550h27ul8785638/
 
"Virtus scriptoris: Steps Towards a Typology of Illustration Borrowing in Music Theory Treatises of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance," Yearbook of the Alamire Foundation 6: Proceedings of the 17th Congress of the International Musicological Society, ed. Bruno Bouckaert, Eugen Schreurs, and Ivan Asselman (Neerpelt, Belgium: Alamire Publishers, 2008): 77-95; also published online at http://alamirefoundation.org/en/papers/yearbook-6
 
“The Body Animal and Human as a simile: Aristotelian and Galenic Anatomy in Late Medieval Books of Music Theory and Practice, ca. 1200-1350,” Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in the Humanities 10-11, ed. István Király and Emese Czintos (Cluj, Romania: Babes-Bolyai University Press, 2006): 74-123; full text in EBSCO at http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=169cf4cc-cf71-4f64-baa7-c36da17cc8e7%40sessionmgr4&vid=2&hid=25
  
"For the Glory of God and Holy Mother Church: A Modest Compiler and a Date for MS Manchester, Chetham's Library 6681, De situ universorum," Scriptorium: Revue internationale des études relatives aux manuscrits/International Review of Manuscript Studies 58/2 (2004): 249-59
 
“Visible and Audible Structures: Spatio-Temporal Compromise in Ligeti’s Magyar Etüdök,” Tempo: A Quarterly Journal of Modern Music 183 (December 1992): 7-17; abstract at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=6030452
 

Articles in encyclopedias and music dictionaries


“Menuhin, Yehudi,”
The Twenties in America (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2012)
 
“African-Americans in Opera,”
The Encyclopedia of African-American Music, ed. Emmet G. Price III, Tammy L. Kernodle, and Horace J. Maxile (Greenwood Press, 2010)

“Bartók, Béla,”
Musicians and Composers of the Twentieth Centuryed. Chris Moose (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2009)

“Debussy, Claude,”
Musicians and Composers of the Twentieth Century,ed. Chris Moose (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2009)
 
“1607: Performance of the First Opera,”
Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700 (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2006)
 
“Frescobaldi, Girolamo,”
Great Lives from History:The Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700 (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2006)
 
“Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier,”
Great Events from History: The Renaissance and Early Modern Era, 1454-1600 (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005)
 
“Josquin des Prez,”
Great Lives from History: The Renaissance and Early Modern Era, 1454-1600 (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005)
 
“Music of the Romantic Era,”
The Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, ed. Chris Murray (London and New York: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 2003)

“Folk Song in the Romantic Era,”
The Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, ed. Chris Murray (London and New York: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 2003)

“Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,”
The Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, ed. Chris Murray (London and New York: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 2003)

“Fanny Mendelssohn,”
The Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, ed. Chris Murray (London and New York: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 2003)
 
“John of Tewkesbury,”
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London: Macmillan, 2000)

“Tunstede, Simon,”
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London: Macmillan, 2000)
 
“Mode—medieval,”
A Reader’s Guide to Music: History, Theory, and Criticism, ed. Murray Steib (Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999)

“Marenzio, Luca,”
A Reader’s Guide to Music: History, Theory, and Criticism, ed. Murray Steib (Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999)

“Mozart: Keyboard Works,”
A Reader’s Guide to Music: History, Theory, and Criticism, ed. Murray Steib (Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999)
 

Book reviews

 
The New Oxford History of Music: Music as a Concept and Practice in the Late Middle Ages, vol. III.1, ed. Reinhard Strohm and Bonnie J. Blackburn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001),” Renaissance Quarterly (Spring 2003)
 
“Michel Marulle:Hymnes naturels, édition critique par Jacques Chomarat, Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance 296 (Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1995),” Renaissance Quarterly (Summer 1997)
 

Minor publications

 
“Mozart’s Don Giovanni: A Musical Exploration of a Real Don Juan”: a series of six essays for Zooba.com (www.zooba.com), an Internet company providing original knowledge-based cultural content in partnership with U.S. and European publishing houses (June 2000)
 
“Flamenco: Music of the Exile,” Zooba.com (July 2000)
 
“Enamoured of Folk Song: Transylvania and Béla Bartók’s Quest for Authenticity,” Zooba.com (July 2000)
 
“Gypsy Music of the Balkans,” Zooba.com (August 2000)
 
“Music and Censorship: Beaumarchais, Mozart, and The Marriage of Figaro,” Zooba.com (August 2000)

Selected Conference Presentations

March 2013:
"Reading Analogies in Late Medieval French Music Theory: On Music and Mending Shoes," University Library Medieval Day, Eastern Illinois University; sponsored by the Medieval Studies Committee and the EIU Library

May 2012:
"The Monstrous Bodies of Medieval Music Theory: Mythology and Surgery in the Works of Jacques of Liege and Ugolino of Orvieto," invited lecture, Atelier Medica: The University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Babes-Bolyai University Lecture-Workshop Series on the Philosophy and Anthropology of Medicine, Cluj, Romania; presented and recorded in Romanian for the Babes-Bolyai University Sound Archives and the PHILOBIBLON Sound Archives at http://www.afsam.eu/page.php?15

February 2012:
"Medusa, Chimera, and the Three-Eyed Monopode in French and Italian Theory Treatises," University Library Medieval Day, Eastern Illinois University, sponsored by the Medieval Studies Committee and the EIU Library

July 2011:
“Rethinking Classifications Through Analogy in Medieval Theoretical Discourse on Music: Two French Approaches,” International Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Institut d’Estudis Catalans-Societat Catalana de Musicologia, Barcelona
 
March-April 2011:
“How to Create Musical Monsters: From Mythical Creatures to Surgical Procedure,” Thirty-seventh Annual Conference of the UK Association of Art Historians: “Ugliness as a Challenge to Art History,” University of Warwick, United Kingdom
 
February 2011:
Idem, Seventeenth Interdisciplinary Conference: “Performance and Theatricality in the Middle Ages and Renaissance,” Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Arizona at Tempe
 
September 2010:
Invited Public Lecture organizer: Matthew Balensuela, “Conflicting Strategies of Management and Memory at the Indiana Ballroom, 1934: The Israelites and The Egyptians,” Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University
 
July 2009:
“Sound as A Luxury Good: Textiles and Clothing Similes in Fourteenth-Century Music Theory,” International Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (paper abstract published in University of Utrecht, Medieval-Renaissance Music Conference 2009: 33-4)
 
February 2009:
“Synesthesia in Fourteenth-Century Music Theory,” Fifteenth Interdisciplinary Conference: “The Five Senses in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Arizona at Tempe
 
July 2008:
“’Let Us Sing With a Well-rounded and Lively Voice:’ An Unknown Medieval Music Manuscript in the Robbins Collection of Roman and Medieval Canon Law, University of California at Berkeley,” International Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Bangor University, United Kingdom (paper abstract published in Bangor University, Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2008: 16)
 
August 2007:
"A Feast of Senses: Thinking About Spices, Herbs, and Consonances in Late Medieval and Renaissance Music Theory," International Medieval and Renaissance Music Conferences, Institut fuer Musikwissenschaft, Vienna (paper abstract published in Universtaet Wien, Institut fuer Musikwissenschaft, Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2007, Wien, 7-11 August 2007: 32-3)


March 2007:
Panel member, “Immigrant Women Faculty—A Panel Discussion,” Women’s History and Awareness Month, Eastern Illinois University (see Eastern Illinois University, Connections: The College of Education and Professional Studies Newsletter 6 [April 2007]: 8-9)

October 2005:
“Bone in the Heart: Metaphoric Manipulation of Body Parts in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-century French and Italian Music Theory Treatises,” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (paper abstract formerly published at http://www.ams-net.org/DC/abstracts-web; no current address) 

August 2002:
—Session Organizer, in collaboration with Matthew Balensuela (DePauw University), “Visualizing Sound: Towards a Catalogue of Illustrations in Western Music Theory Treatises of the Middle Ages and Renaissance;”
and
—individual paper: “Words Are not Enough: Ilustration Borrowing in Music Theory Manuscripts, c. 1000-c. 1500,”
both for the International Musicological Society, Seventeenth International Congress, Leuven, Belgium (session abstract and paper abstract published in International Musicological Society 17th Congress Programme and Abstracts, ed. Ivan Asselman and Bruno Bouckaert [Leuven: Peer, 2002]: 174-76)
 
May 2000:
Nec videmus nisi per speculum in enigmate: Musicus andcantor, or What did Friar John of Tewkesbury Know? Travels, Books, and the Franciscan Library at Oxford,” University of California Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The Huntington Library, California
 
April 2000:
Idem (short version), American Musicological Society, Joint Meeting of the Pacific Southwest and Northern California Chapters, University of Nevada at Reno (paper abstract formerly published at http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/ams-psc/meeting_april-29.html#; no current address)
 
February 1998:
Session Chair, Mid-western Regional Conference in Medieval Studies, Eastern Illinois University
 
August 1997:
“Laura, l’aura, laurels: Strategies of Multiplication in Petrarch and Marenzio,” International Musicological Society, Sixteenth International Congress, London (abstract published in Musicology and Sister Disciplines: Past, Present, Future. Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of the International Musicological Society, London 1997, ed. David Greer with Ian Rumbold and Jonathan King [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001])
 
March 1995:
“Romanian Folk Song Influences in the Works of Béla Bartók,” Illinois State Music Teachers Association, Eastern Illinois University
 
August 1994:
“John of Tewkesbury: Author/Compiler, Scribe, Owner, and Donor,” Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago
 
April 1994:
“The Quatuor principalia musicae: Authorship and Variants Based on Codicological Evidence,” Twenty-ninth Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association,London
 
March 1994:
L’aura serena/Le quali ella spargea: Petrarch and Marenzio,” Regional Central Renaissance Conference, St. Louis
 

Funding & Grants

2012: International Research/Creative Activity Travel Award, College of Arts and Humanities, Eastern Illinois University (to Barcelona)
2011: International Research/Creative Activity Travel Award, College of Arts and Humanities, Eastern Illinois University (to London)
2010: International Research/Creative Activity Travel Award, College of Arts and Humanities, Eastern Illinois University (to Utrecht, the Netherlands)
2007: University of California at Berkeley Robbins Senior Fellowship (research)
1998: National Endowment for Humanities Summer Stipend (research, Summer Institute)
1997: International Research/Creative Activity Travel Award, Eastern Illinois University (to London)
1995: International Research Grant, Office of Faculty Development, Eastern Illinois University (to Manchester, UK)
1994: International Travel Grant, Musicology Department, Indiana University at Bloomington (to London)
1994: Regional Research Grant, Office of Research and the Graduate School, Indiana University at Bloomington (to Chicago)
1992-3: American Association of University Women Fellow (research at Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Gent)
1992-3: Dissertation Fellowship, Indiana University at Bloomington
1990: The Kaufmann Prize in Musicology, Indiana University at Bloomington
1987-8: University Fellowship, Indiana University at Bloomington
1984: Bourse d'etudes, Academy of Music, Nice, France


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