This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on feminist and queer theory and current research in gender and sexuality studies in relation to music. It builds upon previous work theorizing music using gender and sexuality as analytical lenses and considers a variety of music to illustrate different strategies and approaches. Some of the questions we’ll explore are: How have feminist and queer studies affected the academic study of music, and what is at stake in the formation of new models and methodologies? What is the relationship of studies of music in the academy to political work and the larger world?
Gender, Sexuality, Music: History/Theory/Criticism