“The Humble Czech Man”: Czech National Identity in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (Project Summary)

“My latest creative period is a new jet from my soul which has made its peace with the world and seeks only to be near the humble Czech man.” Leoš Janáček   Composer Leoš Janáček makes a reference to the “humble Czech man,” but what man is he referring to? Is the humble Czech man […]

Revising my Final Paper (Update 7)

I have now finished my first draft of my final paper and received feedback from my research advisor! All that I have left to do for the final product is to edit the draft according to my advisor’s notes. In addition to the various grammatical edits and suggestions, he suggested the following overarching ideas for […]

Outline of the Final Product (Update 6)

As mentioned in my previous blog post, I have compiled all of my section outlines together and edited them in order to create a large outline for my entire paper. This paper is divided into 5 main sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Themes and Influences; (3) Language and Speech Melody; (4) Moravian Folk Settings; and (5) […]