The Gendering of Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course presents a critical examination of issues explored and debated in recent studies of gender, power, identity, and music from diversified music traditions, including the Western art music, popular music, and the world musics. Drawing upon the interdisciplinary discourse on theories of feminism and gender, as well as the new gay and lesbian musicology, through case studies and analysis of various musical examples, we will investigate the following topics: women's multiple roles in the historical and contemporary practices of music; desire, sexuality, and women's images in music; and how gender ideology, contextualized by sociocultural conditions, both constructs and is constructed by musical aesthetics, performance practice, creative processes, as well as the reception of music.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Music)(FGSS)(MUSC)
Susan Cook, CECILIA RECLAIMED: FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER AND MUSIC Ruth Solie, MUSICOLOGY AND DIFFERENCE: GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP Philip Brett, QUEERING THE PITCH: THE NEW GAY AND LESBIAN MUSCIOLOGY Carol Neuls-Bates, WOMEN IN MUSIC: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SOURCE READINGS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT Jane Bowers, WOMEN MAKING MUSIC: THE WESTERN ART TRADITION, 1150-1950 Susan McClary, FEMININE ENDINGS: MUSIC, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY. Catherine Clement, OPERA, OR THE UNDOING OF WOMEN Ellen Koskoff, WOMEN AND MUSIC IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE Judith Vander, SONGPRINTS: THE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE OF FIVE SHOSHONE WOMEN Sue Steward, SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED: TRUE LIFE STORIES OF WOMEN IN POP MUSIC Robert Walser, RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL: POWER, GENDER, AND MADNESS IN HEAVY METAL MUSIC
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 papers (6 pages) on assigned reading and research projects. One final research paper.
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