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      I hold a BA (Hons) and a D.Phil. in music from the University of Oxford and an MMus in musicology from King’s College London. My doctoral work investigated the jeu-parti, a genre of sung debate practised in Northern France in the thirteenth century. With a particular focus on thirteenth-century French song, my research explores the practices of and culture surrounding medieval song. I am especially interested in the analysis of medieval song, aesthetics and musical manuscripts. My current project explores the relationship between music and violence in thirteenth-century French song.


      DPhil Music, University of Oxford, 2019

      MMus (Musicology), King’s College London, 2015

      BA Music, University of Oxford, 2013


      Journal articles

      Joseph W. Mason, ‘Debatable Chivalry: A jeu-parti by the Duke of Brittany and its context’, Medium Ævum 87, no. 2 (2018), 255–276.

       Joseph W. Mason, ‘Structure and Process in the Old French jeu-parti’, Music Analysis 38, nos. 1–2 (2019), 47–79.


       Conference reviews

      Joseph W. Mason, ‘Peering through the gaps in music history’, Early Music 46, no. 2 (2018), 358–9.


      Book reviews

      Joseph W. Mason, ‘The Cambridge History of Medieval Music, ed. by Mark Everist and Thomas Forrest Kelly’, Music and Letters 100, no. 3 (forthcoming 2019).

      Blog Posts

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