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Amanda Eubanks Winkler

Associate Professor of Music History and Cultures

Research and Teaching Interests

Prof. Winkler's research focuses on English theater music of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and twentieth centuries. She has published on a range of topics, including the relationships among musical, spiritual, and bodily disorder; musical depictions of the goddess Venus; the gendering of musical spirits; and the intersection of music, pleasure, and politics in Congreve's The Judgment of Paris. Current projects include:

--The Collected Works of John Eccles (General Editor and volume editor, A-R Editions)

--Beyond Public and Private: Re-Locating Music in Early Modern England, eds. Linda Austern, Candace Bailey, Amanda Eubanks Winkler

--Music, Theater, and Dance in Early Modern English Schools


Ph.D. in Musicology, University of Michigan, 2000


Undergraduate Courses
English Opera: Purcell to Lloyd Webber
European Music to 1750
History of Musical Theater
Music and Gender
Music and Politics
Music Research and Writing
Music and the Sacred
Opera in Society

Graduate Courses
Bach and Handel
Britten and His World
Music and Shakespeare


O Howle O Let Us Howle Some Heavy Note: Music for Witches, the Melancholic, and the Mad on the Seventeenth-Century English Stage (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006
book Music for Macbeth, Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque, vol 133 (Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2004)

Selected Articles/Book Chapters

"'Hither this Way': Musical Dryden for Non-Musician Students (and Teachers)" (co-authored with Kathryn Lowerre) in Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Dryden, ed. Jayne Lewis and Lisa Zunshine (forthcoming, Modern Language Association of America)

“Madness ‘Free from Vice’: Musical Eroticism in the Pastoral World of The Fickle Shepherdess," in The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675–1725, ed. Kathyrn Lowerre (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2014).

“‘Our Friend Venus Performed to a Miracle’: Anne Bracegirdle, John Eccles, and Creativity,” in Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-Century England, eds. Rebecca Herissone and Alan Howard (Woodbridge, UK: Boydell and Brewer, 2013).

"Society and Disorder," in Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell, ed. Rebecca Herissone (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2012), 269-302.

"Sexless Spirits?: Gender Ideology and Dryden's Musical Magic," Musical Quarterly 93, 2 (Summer 2010):297-328.

"Enthusiasm and Its Discontents: Religion, Prophecy, and Madness in Sophonisba and The Island Princess," Journal of Musicology 23, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 307-330.

"'O Ravishing Delight': The Politics of Pleasure in The Judgment of Paris," Cambridge OperaJournal, vol. 15, no. 1 (March 2003): 15-31.

Awards, Honors, Grants

Folger Shakespeare Library, Selected Participant and Grant-in-Aid Recipient, Jessie Ann Owens's Faculty Weekend Seminar, "'Harmony's Entrancing Power': Music in Early Modern England," 2005
Folger Shakespeare Library, Long-Term Fellowship (NEH), 2001-2002
Syracuse University
College of Arts & Sciences, Ray Smith Symposium grant ($10,000)
Mellon Humanities Corridor Grant ($5000)
Syracuse Symposium ($2000) to fund Music of Conflict and Reconciliation, a symposium series in AY 2010-2011 (with Carol Babiracki, Theo Cateforis, and Stephen Meyer)
Syracuse University, Kauffman Enitiative grant to develop Arts Immersion in a Global Market, 2007-2009
College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty development grant for Dramatic Works (plays A-L), 2008
College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty development grant for Hearing Prospero's Books: Musical Magic and Drama in Early Modern England (now a series of articles), 2005
William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor Summer Research Allocation, 2003
College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty development grant for the completion of Disorderly Subjects, (later called O Let Us Howle), 2003
College of Arts & Sciences, Publication subvention for Music for Macbeth, 2002