Research Interest: Drama, music, and poetry in early modern England, Italy, and France
Dr. Ariane Helou’s research focuses on drama, music, and poetry in early modern England, Italy, and France. Before coming to UCLA she taught at UC Santa Cruz, where she also earned her Ph.D. Dr. Helou has held fellowships from the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; the Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies; the Huntington Library; and the UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities research, among others. Her book manuscript, Figures of voice in Early Modern Europe, explores early modern theories of voice and the relation of voice to body, gender, and affect in theatrical and musical practices ca. 1580-1620. Dr. Helou is also a professional theatrical dramaturg; a translator of poetry and drama; and a performing artist whose background spans early music, theater, and opera.