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  • Nicholas Smolenski is a PhD Candidate in Musicology at Duke University. As an early modernist he examines varying intersections of sound, acoustics, liturgy, and the senses in seventeenth-century English culture. His dissertation explores how sonic and acoustical concerns affected the rebuilding and reception of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London (1660–1714). Additional research involves the representation of sound and the senses in Royalist texts (1647–1649), as well as the sounding of bodily fluids in early modern England.