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Andrew Albin

Andrew Albin

Assistant Professor

BA, Johns Hopkins University; MA, PhD, Brandeis University; LMS, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Research and Teaching Interests: Late medieval English literature, drama, and culture; early modern drama; aurality and sound studies; music and literature; history of the senses and the body; history of the book and reading practices; performance and cultural theory


About Andrew Albin

Andrew Albin's research in the emerging field of historical sound studies theorizes the sonorous past as an object of critical inquiry and pays heed to the embodied and material listening practices and aural experiences of late medieval hearers. His work has been recognized with grants and fellowships from the Medieval Academy of America, the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He facilitates the Fordham Medieval Dramatists in their biennial performance of early English drama for public audiences at Fordham and in NYC. Publications include articles on the Chester shepherd's play in Early Theatre and on Chaucer's Prioress's Tale in The Chaucer Review, and a chapter in the edited collection Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe on Richard Rolle's Melos Amoris; Prof. Albin is also currently preparing a multimedia, alliterative English translation of the Melos Amoris for publication under the PIMS Mediaeval Sources in Translation series. He has also collaborated in the creation of musical works that have been performed across the United States and in Europe. A recording of his song cycle with composer Tim Nelson, Songs of the Fisherman, is available on Albany Records.