Dr Jennifer   Nevile
Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Jennifer Nevile

BA Hons. Syd, PhD UNSW

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Dr Nevile's research interests centre on Italian, English and French dance and music from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. As well as choreographic analysis of individual works and genres, her research focuses on the investigation of the social and cultural context of the dance practices and their relationship to other comtemporary artistic practices and intellectual movements.  For example, her monograph, The Eloquent Body: Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-Century Italy (2004) explores dance as a physical expression of Renaissance humanism. The inter-relationships between the different artistic practices also comes to the fore in the collection of essays on dance, music and theatre from 1250 to 1750, which she edited in 2008 (Dance, Spectacle and the Body Politick, 1250-1750). Other questions investigated in over two dozen journal articles and book chapters include written modes of dance transmission, the connection between dance and identity, performance practice issues, choreographic meaning, the relationship between Italian quattrocento dance and music, and the design principles of early modern choreographies and European grand gardens.

Phone
+61 2 9385 6806
Location
G19D, Ground Level Robert Webster

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2019, 'Baroque Dance', in Lyons JD (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 264 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190678449.001.0001
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Collins D; Nevile J, 2019, 'Music and Dance', in Lynch A; Broomhall S (ed.), A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Late-Medieval, Reformation, and Renaissance Age, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 49 - 67, https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-cultural-history-of-the-emotions-9781472515063/
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2019, 'Introduction to Part I: Dance in Shakespeare's England and its European Context', in McCulloch L; Shaw B (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 13 - 19, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-shakespeare-and-dance-9780190498788?cc=au&lang=en&
    Books | 2018
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2018, Footprints of the Dance: An Early Seventeenth-Century Dance Master's Notebook, Brill, Leiden, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004377738
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile JR, 2017, 'Performer-Audience Relationships in Fifteenth-and-Sixteenth-Century Danced Spectacles', in Butterworth P; Normington K (ed.), Medieval Theatre Performance: Actors, Dancers, Automata and Their Audiences, Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge, Suffolk, pp. 123 - 140
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2015, 'Musik, Tanz und Theater', in Die Musik in der Kultur der Renaissance. Kontexte, Disziplinen, Diskurse, edn. Handbuch der Musik der Renaissance, Laaber Verlag, Germany, pp. 337 - 361
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2013, 'Dance', in King M (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies. Renaissance and Reformation, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780195399301-0075
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2011, 'Dance and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Europe', in Buckley A; Cyrus CJ (ed.), Music, Dance, and Society. Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Memory of Ingrid G. Brainard, edn. Original, Medieval Institute Publications, Kalamazoo, Michigan, pp. 231 - 248
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2009, 'A Measure of Moral Virtue: Women, Dancing and Public Performance in Fifteenth-Century Italy', in Epp M; Power BE (ed.), The Sounds and Sights of Performance in Early Music. Essays in Honour of Timothy J. McGee, edn. Original, Ashgate, Farnham, UK, pp. 197 - 209
    Books | 2008
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2008, Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250 - 1750, Nevile J, (ed.), Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2008, 'Dance Performances in the Middle Ages: A Contested Space', in Gertsman E (ed.), Visualizing Medieval Performance: Perspectives, Histories, Contexts, edn. Original, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 295 - 310
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2008, 'The Relationship between Dance and Music in Fifteenth-Century Italian Dance Practice', in Nevile J (ed.), Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250 - 1750, edn. 1, Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, pp. 155 - 165
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2008, 'Dance and Society in Quattrocento Italy', in Nevile J (ed.), Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250 - 1750, edn. 1, Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, pp. 80 - 92
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2008, 'Dance in Europe 1250 - 1750', in Nevile J (ed.), Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250 - 1750, edn. 1, Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, pp. 7 - 64
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2008, 'Order, Proportion, and Geometric Forms: The Cosmic Structure of Dance, Grand Gardens, and Architecture during the Renaissance', in Nevile J (ed.), Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250 - 1750, edn. 1, Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, pp. 295 - 311
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2007, 'The early dance manuals and the structure of ballet: A basis for Italian, French and English ballet', in The Cambridge Companion to Ballet, pp. 7 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCOL9780521832212.003
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2007, 'Dance and Time in Fifteenth- Century Italy', in Lloyd Jones J (ed.), Art and Time, edn. Original, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 299 - 313
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2007, 'The early dance manuals and the structure of ballet: a basis for Italian, French and English ballet', in Kant M (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ballet, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, USA, pp. 9 - 18
    Books | 2004
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2004, The Eloquent Body: Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-Century Italy, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2003, 'Disorder in order: Imrpovisation in Italian Coreographed Dances of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries', in McGee TJ (ed.), Improvisation in the Arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, edn. 1, Medieval Institute Publications, Kalamazoo, Michigan, pp. 145 - 169
  • Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2015, 'Decorum and desire: Dance in renaissance Europe and the maturation of a discipline', Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 68, pp. 597 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/682438
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2012, 'Learning the Bassadanza from a Wolf: Andrea Calmo and Dance', Dance Research, vol. 30, pp. 80 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/drs.2012.0035
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2012, 'Choreography and Meaning in Early Modern Danced Spectacles: A Catalyst for Discussion', Historical Dance, vol. 4, pp. 29 - 33
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2011, 'Dance rehearsal practices in early modern court spectacles', Parergon, vol. 28, pp. 135 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/pgn.2011.0023
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2009, ''These bookes, as I heare, are all cawled in': Dance and Choreographic Records from the Stuart Masques', Early Theatre: a journal associated with the Records of Early English Drama, vol. 12, pp. 51 - 68, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000218434100004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2007, '`Rules for Design`: Beauty and Grace in Caroso`s Choreographies', Dance Research : the journal of the Society for Dance Research, vol. 25, pp. 107 - 118
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 2000, 'Dance Patterns of the Early Seventeenth Century: The Stockholm Manuscript and Le Ballet de Monseigneur de Vendsome', Dance Research : the journal of the Society for Dance Research, vol. 18, pp. 186 - 203
    Journal articles | 1999
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 1999, 'Cavalieri`s theatrical Ballo and the social dances of Caroso and Negri.', Dance Chronicle, vol. 22, pp. 119 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01472529908569337
    Journal articles | 1999
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 1999, 'Dance Steps and Music in the Gresley Manuscript', Historical Dance, vol. 3, pp. 2 - 19
    Journal articles | 1999
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 1999, 'Dance and the garden: moving and static choreography in renaissance Europe.', Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 52, pp. 805 - 836
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 1998, 'Dance in early Tudor England: An Italian connection?', Early Music, vol. 26, pp. 231 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/em/26.2.230
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 1998, 'Cavalieri`s theatrical `Ballo` `O che nuovo miracolo`: A reconstruction', Dance Chronicle, vol. 21, pp. 353 - 388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01472529808569323
    Journal articles | 1993
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 1993, 'The Platonic Theory of Ethos in Fifteenth-Century Italian Court Dance', Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 3, pp. 42 - 54
    Journal articles | 1993
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 1993, 'The Performance of Fifteenth-Century Italian Balli: Evidence from the Pythagorean Ratios', Performance Practice Review, vol. 6, pp. 116 - 128
    Journal articles | 1991
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile J, 1991, '`Certain Sweet Movements': the development of the Concept of Grace in 15th-Century Italian Dance and Painting', Dance Research, vol. 9, pp. 3 - 12
  • Other | 2014
    Dr Jennifer Nevile
    Nevile JR; Brainard I, 2014, 'Dance: Medieval and early Renaissance' in Oxford Music Online – Grove Music Online, Oxford University Press, New York, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/45795

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