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September 27, 2012

The Return of Trivia, September 26, 2012

Identify the Trecento Italian composer and musician who gave his name to a cadence that became ubiquitous in French and Italian music of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries.

Please send trivia responses by email to emsdgs@umn.edu with Trivia in the subject line. Trivia winners can arrange to pick up a CMS mug by sending us an email or visiting our office in 1030 Heller Hall. Also feel free to send ideas for future trivia questions.

September 18, 2012

Medieval Colloquium, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 p.m.


Dwight Reynolds is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California - Santa Barbara where his research interests include Arabic Language and Literature and Oral and Musical Traditions of the Middle East. His recent work includes The Sirat Bani Hilal Digital Archive, Arab Folklore: A Handbook (2007), and "Symbolic Narratives of Self: Dreams in Medieval Arabic Autobiography," as well as "Musical 'Membrances of Medieval Muslim Spain" (2000) and, as editor, Interpreting the Self: Autobiography in the Arabic Literary Tradition (2001). His current projects are a historical/ethnographic study of Andalusian musical traditions of the Arab world and a comparative study of Arabic and European autobiographies from the 9th to the 19th centuries.

Organized by the Institute for Advanced Study's Mediterranean Exchange Collaborative.