Jennifer Nevile

Honorary Senior Lecturer

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.

publications

Books
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Nevile J, 2018, Footprints of the Dance: An Early Seventeenth-Century Dance Master's Notebook, Brill, Leiden, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004377738
2018
Nevile J, 2004, The Eloquent Body: Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-Century Italy, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
2004
Book Chapters
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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/
2019
Nevile J, 2019, 'Introduction to Part I: Dance in Shakespeare's England and its European Context', in McCulloch L; Shaw B (ed.), , Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 13 - 19
2019
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
2019
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
2017
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
2015
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
2013
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
2011
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
2009
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
2008
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
2008
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
2008
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
2008
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
2008
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
2007
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
2007
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
2007
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
2003
Journal articles
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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
2015
Nevile J, 2012, 'Choreography and Meaning in Early Modern Danced Spectacles: A Catalyst for Discussion', Historical Dance, vol. 4, pp. 29 - 33
2012
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
2012
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
2011
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
2009
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
2007
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
2000
Nevile J, 1999, 'Dance and the garden: moving and static choreography in renaissance Europe.', Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 52, pp. 805 - 836
1999
Nevile J, 1999, 'Dance Steps and Music in the Gresley Manuscript', Historical Dance, vol. 3, pp. 2 - 19
1999
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
1999
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
1998
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
1998
Nevile J, 1993, 'The Performance of Fifteenth-Century Italian Balli: Evidence from the Pythagorean Ratios', Performance Practice Review, vol. 6, pp. 116 - 128
1993
Nevile J, 1993, 'The Platonic Theory of Ethos in Fifteenth-Century Italian Court Dance', Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 3, pp. 42 - 54
1993
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
1991
Other
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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
2014