About Clare Bokulich
Clare Bokulich’s research focuses on the interconnectivity of music genres in the fifteenth century, particularly the ways in which musicians systematically crossed generic boundaries by quoting secular songs in masses, subsuming liturgical chant into the context of forme fixe chansons, and organizing motets into substitute mass cycles. Her work interrogates contemporary discussions of genre and genre hierarchy in addition to engaging with modern genre theory and historiography.
She is also interested in the expressive potential of silence and has presented work on the use of silence in Miles Davis’s canonic album Kind of Blue and the intersection of silence and non-musical articulations in Wagner’s Parsifal.
Clare’s work on Josquin’s Ave Maria…virgo serena is forthcoming in The Journal of Musicology. She has presented research at the national and chapter meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, and the Society for American Music. Clare is the recipient of a Whiting Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Lieberman Fellowship at Stanford University, where she also received the University’s Centennial Teaching Award and the Chair’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Forthcoming Journal of Musicology article "Contextualizing Josquin's Ave Maria…virgo serena."
Review of The Cultural Life of the Early Polyphonic Mass: Medieval Context to Modern Revival by Andrew Kirkman, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 63 (2012): 611-613.