MUSC-311-01 Music Styles & Literature I

Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

Winter 12-8-2021


Cultural History | Intellectual History | Music

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

Poetry plays a vital role in both early music as well as modern music; thus, in order to understand the music, one must first understand the social, historical, and emotional context of a poem and what brought the poet to write the way they did. The purpose of this research project is to explore poems and stories similar to those in Roman de Fauvel. This topic allows for a deeper understanding of the context behind the stories that helped shape Fauvel. Three poets from the time period will be discussed: Blondel de Nesle, Chastelain de Couci, and Chrétien de Troyes. In our analysis, we will see the techniques used to shape their poetry.