A brief introduction

Hello! I’m a third-year graduate student in the French and Italian Department at Vanderbilt. I’m currently working on French Linguistics and the development of opera in 17th-Century France. I have several popular keywords so far: Lully, Grimarest, Bacilly, airs, Lambert, Mazarin, Colbert, and La Fronde.

My research so far has revealed the various routes that opera took in Europe before coming (to stay) in France. It’d be really interesting to trace this journey with the use of various technologies, revealing the cultural, political, and social influences of each location on the development of the art form in France.

If you have any leads I could follow, or any interesting bits of info. to share, I would love to hear from you! You may contact me by e-mail (julian.ledford@vanderbilt.edu), or find me on academia.edu.
Thank you!