Arts

Cultural resources and cultural distinction in networks
Though both cultural tastes and social networks have been of interest to sociologists for more than 25 years, investigations of the role that tastes play in shaping networks are relatively new. This paper follows recent research that considers the relationship between culture and social structure by focusing on the mechanism at work in the cultural matching process. We use the Cambridge College...


Music access patterns: A social interpretation
The substitution of purchased music by downloaded music has been much researched using individualistic psychological or economic frameworks. However, such research designs rarely take into account the social dimension of music taste and access to music, with social science research only recently addressing the way individuals access information and cultural expressions. Our research develops an...
The flowers of Italian literature: language, imitation and gender debates in Paolo Giovio's Dialogus de viris et foeminis aetate nostra florentibus
Written in the shadow of the devastating Sack of Rome (1527), Paolo Giovio's dialogue on the Notable Men and Women of our Time seeks to measure whether Italy's military valour, literary prowess, and female excellence have declined over the course of the Italian Wars. In this relatively unexamined work composed at the behest of his patron and protector, Vittoria Colonna, Giovio broadly surveys h...


Greek literacy in sixteenth-century England
Recent scholarship has focused on close engagements with Greek literature in sixteenth-century England, but must still contend with the conventional belief that Elizabethans had negligible Greek. The standard accounts on which this belief is based, however, have not kept pace with the last thirty years of developments in the history of Renaissance education; moreover, they have consistently eva...
Ambiguous words: Post-lapsarian language in Paradise Lost
This article considers the differences between fallen and unfallen language in Paradise Lost. The poem presents divine language as perfect, intuitive and possessing a direct correlation between word and thing. The Falls of both Satan and mankind break that correlation, introducing multivalency, and the ability to dissimilate, into language. Satan rebels, in part, by emphasizing the open-ness of...


Games Unplugged! Dolanan Anak, Traditional Javanese Children's Singing Games in the 21st-Century General Music Classroom
Educated in a digital world, millennial children lack social interaction and actual hands-on activities involving tactile and kinesthetic training. To counteract this educational trend, traditional singing games that allow children to explore and make sense of their world physically can be valuable. This article introduces the traditional Javanese children’s singing games, dolanan anak, a...
Three Highly Recommended Apps
It can be a challenge to wade through the various apps hoping to find one that works well, making it worthy to take more precious storage space on one’s phone, iPad, and so on. Despite being relatively inexpensive, there is also consideration of the possible expense of these apps. In this article, I review three favorite apps: Pro Metronome, Guitar Tuna, and DocScan.

#Music Students: College Music Students' Twitter Use and Perceptions
The purpose of the study was to investigate music education and music therapy majors’ use of Twitter and their perceptions and knowledge related to policies and practices. Music majors (N = 238) from five universities in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States participated in a 16-question researcher-designed survey. indicated that Twitter was most often used for social purposes. Ac...
Describing Preservice Instrumental Music Educators' Pedagogical Content Knowledge
In this descriptive study, I investigated the pedagogical content knowledge of 206 undergraduate music education students by presenting video recordings of beginning band students playing excerpts from their class method books. I asked these preservice educators to identify performance problems and offer potential solutions to the causes of those problems. Participants had difficulty articulati...

Learning to Teach Graduate Students: A Self-Study by Students and a Faculty Member
This study examined our perceptions as a music education professor and three PhD students as we conducted a self-study of our individual and collective experiences teaching graduate students. We framed our work around the key question: How do PhD students describe experiences specifically in relation to perceived potential as teachers of graduate students in higher education? Findings concernin...
The Auxin Sl-IAA17 Transcriptional Repressor Controls Fruit Size Via the Regulation of Endoreduplication-Related Cell Expansion
Auxin is known to regulate cell division and cell elongation, thus controlling plant growth and development. Part of the auxin signaling pathway depends on the fine-tuned degradation of the auxin/indole acetic acid (Aux/IAA) transcriptional repressors. Recent evidence indicates that Aux/IAA proteins play a role in fruit development in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill.), a model species for fle...

Blu-ray Recent Silent Film Releases from Flicker Alley
Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Harry Langdon, W. C. Fields, Ben  Turpin – the gang’s all here. Flicker Alley, a home video company founded in 2007, is not solely dedicated[.]The post Blu-ray Review: Recent Silent Film Releases from Flicker Alley appeared first on Bright Lights Film Journal....
Differential Expression and Interaction Specificity of the Heterotrimeric G-Protein Family in Brassica nigra Reveal their Developmental- and Condition-Specific Roles
Heterotrimeric G-proteins, comprised of α, β and subunits, are important signal transducers across phyla. The G-proteins are well characterized in the model plants Arabidopsis and rice, and their inventories are possible from a few other plant species; however, information about the roles played by G-proteins in regulating various growth and developmental traits particularly from pol...
Not all musicians are creative: Creativity requires more than simply playing music
Musical training has been found to be associated with increased creativity. However, it is not clear whether increased creativity, particularly divergent thinking, is associated with music expertise due to knowledge and skill, or if increased creativity arises from participation in the creation of music through practices such as improvisation and composition. This study investigated how level o...
Single chords convey distinct emotional qualities to both naive and expert listeners
Previous research on music and emotions has been able to pinpoint many structural features conveying emotions. Empirical research on vertical harmony’s emotional qualities, however, has been rare. The main studies in harmony and emotions usually concern the horizontal aspects of harmony, ignoring emotional qualities of chords as such. An empirical experiment was conducted where participan...