Gunilla Iversen

Contact

gunilla.iversen@klassiska.su.se

Research Project

Liturgical poetry tied to Gloria in excelsis

La Parole chantée. Studies on text and music in interaction

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. 1981 in Latin, Stockholm University, Docent 1986, Professor 1998. Project leader of the Ars Edendi, professor emerita in Latin at SU, and specialist in Medieval Latin. One of the leaders of the Corpus Troporum project. Leader of the former research project Sapientia et Eloquentia: Studies on the Function of Liturgical Poetry, Biblical Commentary and Drama in Medieval Europe. Initiator of the course European Cultural History in the Light of Medieval Latin Liturgy at SU. Former guest professor at École pratique des hautes études (EPHE) and École nationale des Chartes, Sorbonne, Paris, and invited lecturer at numerous other academies and institutions. Correspondent member of the Société Nationale des Antiquaires de France. Member of the editorial board of the Brepols series Ritus et Artes, and member of the Board of the International Committee for Medieval Latin Studies, Svenska Fornskriftsällskapet, Center for Medieval Studies (CMS), SU, member of the Fédération internationale des instituts d’études médiévales (FIDEM), and Study Group Cantus planus.

Research interests

Developing new editorial methods for presenting different  forms of medieval liturgical lyrical genres called tropes, prosulas and sequences and performed within the medieval Roman mass. This kind of multilevelled texts with a dynamic interaction between a base text (the Chant) and ever varying added verses represent a notably rich, but still rather unknown part of medieval literature.

Analysis of texts and their cultural contexts, studies on texts by ninth century authors as those belonging to the so called palace school around Charles the Bald, as well authors from the twelfth century such as Bernard of Clairvaux, Peter Abelard and Heloise, and Hildegard of Bingen.

Selected bibliography

BOOKS

In print:
Laus angelica. Poetry in the Medieval Mass, (Brepols:Tournout, 2010).

In preparation :
Tropes du Gloria in excelsis. Edition critique et étude analytique.
La Parole chantée. Marie-Noël Colette & Gunilla Iversen, ed. by Pascale Bourgain, Temoins de notre histoire, (Brépols).

Published:
Sapientia et eloquentia. Meaning and Function in Liturgical Poetry, Music, Drama and Biblical Commentary in the Middle Ages, ed. by Gunilla Iversen and Nicolas Bell, Disputatio 11, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009), 555pp.
Chanter avec les anges. Poésie dans la messe médiévale: interprétations et commentaires, Les éditions du cerf, (Paris, 2001), 330 pp.
Hildegard av Bingen. Hennes liv. Hennes texter, (Inledning samt urval och översättning av de latinska texterna), (Cordia, 1997).
Corpus Troporum VII, Tropes du Sanctus. Introduction et édition critique, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Studia Latina Stockholmiensia 34, (Stockholm 1990) 432 pp.
Research on Tropes, Kungl. Vitterhets- Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, Konferenser 8, ed. by Gunilla Iversen, (Stockholm 1983).
Corpus Troporum III, Tropes du propre de la messe, 2, Cycle de Pâques, Edition critique des textes par Gunilla Björkvall, Gunilla Iversen et Ritva Jonsson, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Studia Latina Stockholmiensia 25, (Stockholm 1982).
Corpus Troporum IV, Tropes de l’Agnus Dei. Edition critique suivie d’une étude analytique, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Studia Latina Stockholmiensia 26, (Stockholm 1980), 349 pp.

ARTICLES:
‘Remplie de lumière divine. Langue poétique des louanges à la Vierge Mère chez les victorines de Paris et chez Hildegarde de Bingen’, Regards sur la France du Moyen Âge- Mélanges offerts à Gunnel Engwall, ed. by Olle Ferm et Per Förnegård, Runica et medievalia:Scripta minora 18, (Stockholm 2009), 330-257.
‘Maiestas Domini dans le chant de Gloria. Prosules de Gloria en Aquitaine’, Lingua mea calamus scribae, Mélanges offerts à madame Marie-Noël Colette, Études Grégoriennes XXXVI, ed. by Daniel Saulnier, Katarina Livljanic and Cristelle Cazeau-Kowalski, (Solesmes 2009), 173-205.
Lex est umbra futurorum. Exégèse Biblique et Poésie liturgique à Saint-Victor’, Bibel und Exegese in Sankt Viktor zu Paris. Form und Funktion eines Grundtextes im europäischen Rahmen, ed. by Rainer Berndt, Corpus Victorinum 3, (Münster: Aschendorff, nov. 2009), 83-103.
‘Poésie liturgique et célébration eucharistique (IXe-XIIIe siècle)’, Pratiques de l’eucharistie dans les Églises d’Orient et d’Occident (Antiquité et Moyen Âge), éd. by Nicole Bériou, Béatrice Caseau et Dominique Rigaux, (Paris: Institut d’Études Augustiniennes, 2009), 819-841.
‘Virgil, the Psalms, and New Poetic Genres in Medieval Latin Literature’, Latinitas perennis II, The Appropriation by Latin Literature, ed. by Yanick Maes, Jan Papy & Wim Verbaal, Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History 178, (Brill: Leiden-Boston 2009), 129-162.
Regnum tuum solidum in Ivory Diptychs and Liturgical Manuscripts. Observations on early prosulas to the Gloria in excelsis’. Dies est leticie: Essays on Chant in Honour of Janka Szendrei, ed. by David Hiley and Gábor Kiss, (Ottawa: Institute Of Medieval Music, 2008,) 307-332.
‘Le son de la lyre des vertus. Sur la musique dans la poésie liturgique médiévale’, La place de la  musique dans la culture médiévale. Rencontres Médiévales Européennes. Actes du Colloque organisé à la Fondation-Singer-Polignac 25 octobre 2006, ed. by Olivier Cullin, (Turnhout: Brépols, 2007), 47-69.
‘Prudentia prudentium. An Extraordinary Gloria-Trope from  Saint-Alban in Mainz’, Studies In Medieval Chant And Liturgy In Honour Of David Hiley, ed. by Terence Bailey & Laszlo Dobszay. Musicological Studies, Vol. Lxxxvii, (Ottawa: Institute Of Medieval Music, 2007), 309-322.
Variatio delectat. La variation comme méthode de composition dans les tropes du Gloria à Saint-Martial au XIe sièvle’, Saint-Martial de Limoges. Ambition politique et production culturelle (Xe-XIIIe siècles, ed. by Claude Andrault-Schmitt, (Presse universitaire de Limoges, 2006), 431-454.
‘A la recherche d’une poétique de la poésie liturgique. Réflexions autour des séquences de l’Antiphonaire de Charles le Chauve’, Poesía Latina Medieval (siglos V-XV), ed. by Manuel C. Diaz y Diaz y José M. Díaz de Bustamente, (Sismel. Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2005), 891-903.
Rex in hac aula.. Réflexions sur les séquences de l’Antiphonaire de Charles le Chauve (Paris, BnF. lat. 17436)’, Revue de musicologie (Paris, 2003), 31-45.

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