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Research by Dr Una McIlvenna

To read more about Dr McIlvenna's research into execution ballads, check out these links:

The Power of Music: the Significance of Contrafactum in Execution Ballads’, Past & Present 229, Issue 1 (November 2015): 47-89

When the News Was Sung: Ballads as News Media in Early Modern Europe’, Special Issue: ‘Managing the News in Early Modern Europe’, eds. Helmer Helmers and Michiel van Groesen, Media History (2016): 1-17

‘Chanteurs de rues, or Street Singers in Early Modern France’, Renaissance Studies 32/4 (2018), Special Issue: Street Singers in Renaissance Europe

The Rich Merchant Man, or, What the Punishment of Greed Sounded Like in Early Modern English Ballads’, Special Issue: 'Living English Broadside Ballads, 1550-1750: Song, Art, Dance, Culture', eds. Patricia Fumerton and Megan Palmer-Browne, Huntington Library Quarterly 79, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 279-299

Singing Songs of Execution in Early Modern Italy’ in Voice and Texts in Early Modern Italian Society, eds. Stefano Dall'Aglio, Brian Richardson and Massimo Rospocher (New York: Routledge, 2017), 52-68

Ballads of Death and Disaster: The Role of Song in Early Modern News Transmission’ in Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, eds. Jenny Spinks and Charles Zika (London: Palgrave, 2016), 277-296

Punishment as Public Spectacle’, in Emotions in Early Modern Europe: An Introduction, ed. Susan Broomhall (Routledge, 2017), 195-198