Spring 2020: Contemplative Studies in Ethnomusicology — MUSI 7526
Mon. Jan 13, 2020 - Thu. Apr 30, 2020 (16 weeks)
Every Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
The emerging field of contemplative studies invites increasingly engaged, compassionate, collaborative scholarship and teaching that draws the focus to practice, process, creativity, and intuitive thinking. It emphasizes individual experience and interpersonal connectedness as it moves toward more deeply humanistic scholarship. In this seminar, we will look at what this movement has to say to research, writing, and teaching in ethno/musicology. How might a contemplative approach shape the kinds of questions music scholars ask and the processes through which we seek answers? How do contemplative practices inform these modes of inquiry? How can such approaches, when integrated into research and teaching, foster social justice, compassion, resilience, humility, and connectedness in our communities?
Prerequisite: Instructor permission
Instructor: Maria Guarino