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Nils Holger Petersen

Nils Holger Petersen

Associate Professor

Current research

Current projects:

  • Mozart's Music and the Concept of the Sublime
  • 'Liturgical Drama' in the Middle Ages
  • Bible Reception in Music (in connection with the EBR)
  • The reception of medieval saints' cults after the Reformation

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Resonances: Historical essays on Continuity and Change

    Bücker, A. (ed.), Østrem, E. (ed.) & Petersen, N. H. (ed.) 2011 Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Academic Publishers. 266 p. (Ritus et Artes: Traditions and Transformations, Vol. 5).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

  2. Published

    Medieval Resurfacings, Old and New

    Petersen, N. H. 2011 In : Studies in Medievalism. XX, p. 35-42 8 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Quotation and Framing: Re-contextualization and Intertextuality as Newness in George Crumb's Black Angels

    Petersen, N. H. 2010 In : Contemporary Music Review. 29, 3, p. 309-21 13 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Medieval Ritual and Early Modern Music: The Devotional Practice of Lauda Singing in Late-Renaissance Italy

    Østrem, E. & Petersen, N. H. 2008 Turnhout: Brepols Publishers. 348 p. (Ritus et artes; No. 1).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook

  5. Published

    Commonplaces in Religious Upbringing in Sixteenth-Century Italian Youth Confraternities: Iacopo Ansaldi and the Compagnia dell'Arcangelo Raffaello

    Petersen, N. H. 2011 Commonplace Culture in Western Europe in the Early Modern Period: Reformation, Counter-Reformation and Revolt. Cowling, D. & Bruun, M. B. (eds.). Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, Vol. I, p. 187-208 22 p. (Groningen Studies in Cultural Change, Vol. XXXIX).

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  6. Published

    Seduction or Truth in Music?: Mozart's Don Giovanni and Søren Kierkegaard's Either/Or

    Petersen, N. H. 2008 In : Kierkegaard Studies: Yearbook 2008. p. 109-128 20 p.

    Publication: ResearchJournal article

  7. Published

    Poetry, Truthfulness, and the 'Pity of War': The Sacrifice of Isaac, Wilfred Owen, and Benjamin Britten

    Petersen, N. H. 2009 Media Inter Media: Essays in Honor of Claus Clüver. Glaser, S. A. (ed.). Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 143-163 20 p.

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  8. Published

    Biblical Reception, Representational Ritual, and the Question of 'Liturgical Drama'

    Petersen, N. H. 2009 Sapientia et Eloquentia: Meaning and Function in Liturgical Poetry, Music, Drama, and Biblical Commentary in the Middle Ages. Iversen, G. & Bell, N. (eds.). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, p. 163-201 39 p. (Disputatio, Vol. 11).

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  9. Published

    Representation in European Devotional Rituals: The Question of the Origin of Medieval Drama in Medieval Liturgy

    Petersen, N. H. 2007 The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Beyond: From Ritual to Drama. Csapo, E. & Miller, M. C. (eds.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 329-60

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

Selected activities

  1. Lecturer:

    Introduction to "Clamavit Ihesus magna voce: Lost Voices of the Passion"

    17 Jun 2011
    , Notarum figura: L'écriture musicale et le monde des signes aux ix. siècle
  2. Lecturer:

    Cultural Memory: Medieval Eucharistic Devotion and Thought

    28 Jun 2011
    , International Medieval Meeting

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