Department of Music
Feminist Theory and Music 4
Charlottesville, VA, June 1997
FEMINIST THEORY AND MUSIC
We are grateful for generous financial support from the McIntire
Department of Music, University of Virginia Theory Seminar, Committee on
University Lectures, International Alliance for Women in Music, Virginia
Foundation for the Humanities, and Oxford University
Thursday June 5
1 - 2
1 Bringing Feminism into Music Studies
- Feminist Musicology/Gender Studies in German Musicology - A Survey.
Ruth Heckmann and Eva Rieger, University of Bremen.
- Feminist Epistemologies and Ethnomusicology. Elizabeth Tolbert,
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.
2:30 - 4 PM
2 Stories of Women's Lives 1
Susan Fraiman, chair
- Nadia Boulanger as Composer/Teacher. Stephanie Van
der Wel, University of Virginia.
- Writing the Biography of a Black
Woman Blues Singer. Jane Bowers, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
On the (Auto)biography of Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Telling a Life - or Lies?
Suzanne Robinson, University of Melbourne.
3 Recent Women Composers 1
Judith Shatin, chair
- Remember to Live: The Spirit of Brenda Ueland.
Laurel Thomas, St. Mary's University.
- The Music of Betty Jackson King.
Ronald Baltimore, Jr, Fisk University.
- Recent Piano Works by
Contemporary American Women. Nanette Kaplan Solomon, Slippery Rock
4 Constructing Women's Voices
311 New Cabell
"Don't You Know Yet Who I Am?" P. J. Harvey and the Question of Scholarly
Authenticity. Kala Pierson, Eastman School.
- Signifying Screams:
Wailing Banshees and Virile Men. Theodore Cateforis, SUNY Stony
- "we're in a room without a door": white queer-feminist
politics, erotics and musical space in ani difranco's "shameless."
Natasha Smith, York University.
5 Depictions of Gender 1: Women's Subjectivity and Agency
- Female Subject, Male Muse: Augusta Holmes's
Symphonic Poem Andromede. Matt Baumer, University of North Carolina.
"The Voice Which Was Whose Music?": Envoicing Astarte in Robert
Schumann's Manfred. Elizabeth Paley, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Plenary Session 1 Thursday 4:30 PM 125 Minor
Ruth Crawford Seeger"
Mike Seeger and Judith Tick
the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
2Thursday 8:30 PM Cabell Auditorium
A Concert of Electronic Music
Friday June 6
6 Latin American Devotions
Ruth Hill, chair
- Virgins Old and New: Musical Devotions to the Virgin
of Guadalupe in Mexico before 1700. Grayson Wagstaff, Virginia
- Convent Music and Culture in Colonial Chile.
Beth K. Aracena, University of Chicago.
7a Gender Identities of Chopin and Liszt
- "The gaze revers'd": Franz
Liszt as specular androgyne. Marischka Olech-Hopcroft, University of
California, Los Angeles.
- Who's Wearing the Dress? Gender Identity and
Ambivalence in the Piano Music of Chopin and Liszt. Kevin Purrone and
Eleanor Trawick, Ball State University.
7b African-American Feminist Composers: An Odyssey
- Sharon Bennett,
8 Controlling Women's Voices
Cynthia Benton-Groner, chair
- Female Singers and Central Javanese
Gamelan. Susan Pratt Walton, University of Michigan.
- From Kitchen to
Court and Back Again: Indian Women's Images and Identities on Stage and
in Worship. Harriotte Hurie, Wesleyan University.
- Kol Isha -- Women's
Voices in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Society. Ruth Rosenfelder, City
9 Music in the Life of Man
Eric Lott, chair
- Heavy Metal Sex(ist) Machine. Stacy Stevens,
University of Virginia.
- The Pretty Hate Machine: Masculinity in
Industrial Music. Jason Hanley, SUNY Stony Brook.
- Women, Men, and
Phonographs, 1900-1930. Mark Katz, University of
10:30 AM - 12 noon
10 Theatrical Performances of Gender and Sexuality
- The Performance of Gender in
Cavalieri/Guidiccioni's "Ballo" 'O che nuovo miracolo' (1589). Nina
Treadwell, University of Southern California.
- "The Play's the Thing":
Music, Theater, and Sexuality in Early Modern England. Amanda Eubanks,
University of Michigan.
- Containing Eroticism through Musical Frames:
Bacchanales in French Grand Operas. Maribeth Clark, University of
11 Depictions of Gender 2: Baroque Vocal Music
- "Faro la mia
vendetta": Lucrezia and the quest for self-determination. Marie
Tavianini, University of Miami.
- Representations of Women in Baroque
Chamber Music: Theory and Practice:
- Vanagloria Intento: The
Voice of the Virgin Mary in the Music of Henry Purcell and Antonia Bembo.
Claire Fontijn, Wellesley College.
Partes feminarum in Baroque
Musical Rhetoric. David Schulenberg, University of North Carolina,
With performance of selected works from both papers,
12 Women in Pants
Jessica Feldman, chair
- Voice, Desire, and the Trouser Role in Der
Rosenkavalier. Melina Esse, University of Virginia,
- "He isn't a
marrying man": Gender and Sexuality in the Repertoire of Male
Impersonators, 1870-1920. Gillian Rodger, University of Pittsburgh,
Cut to Fit the Performer: The Composer en travesti in Richard Strauss's
Ariadne auf Naxos. Christina L. Baade, University of Wisconsin,
13 Depictions of Gender 3: the 50s and 60s
- "Ces nymphes, je les veux
perpetuer:" Pastoral Predicaments in Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music.
Rebecca Leydon, SUNY Stony Brook,
- Voice-over/Voice Under, or The
Not-So-Silent Star of Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard. Stephan
Prock, University of Virginia,
- "Man is Created Unequal": Intimations
of The Feminine Mystique in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti. Richard
Rischar, University of North Carolina,
Lockwood, A Sound Map of the Hudson River, part 1
11:50 AM - 12:50
Foyer, Old Cabell Hall
Plenary Session 312:45 PM Cabell
Rehearsal and Performance of Maura Bosch, "The
a choral work commissioned for FTM4
J. Michele Edwards,
with support from the McIntire Department of
2 - 4 PM
14 Gender and U.S. Music, Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Katherine Preston, chair
- Johana Harris:
The Composer as Hidden Hand. Louise Spizizen, The Harris Project.
Beach: the Composer as Agent. Adrienne Fried Block, City University of
- Wife, Daughter, Professional Composer: Gender and the
Confluence of Social Roles in the Careers of Five Boston Women. Laurie
Blumson, Brandeis University.
- Cultivations of Vanity: Representations
of Women in Dwight's Journal of Music (1852-1881). Bernadette Ballard,
University of Melbourne.
15 Finding Identities for Women Composers
Clare Shore, chair
- Ruth Crawford Seeger: Art Music and
Folk Music. Betty Ann Miller, Washington, D.C.
- The Ironies of Gender
in the Music of Augusta Holmés. Jann Pasler, University of California.
- Lili Boulanger and the mélodie as tradition and innovation
- a lecture-recital. Anna Yow Briscoe, pianist; Mary Katherine Kelton,
mezzo-soprano; James R. Briscoe, lecturer.
16 Theorizing Persons, Relationships, and Power
311 New Cabell
- Music, Feminism, and the
Problem of the Material. Tamara Schwartzentruber, University of
- Do We Treat Music As We Would A Human Being? The
Relationship of Music and Language and its Implications for Feminist
Musiology. Laurel E. Zeiss, University of North Carolina.
- What Is the
Problem with Beethoven? Marion A. Guck, University of Michigan.
Relational Reflection. Andrew Mead, University of Michigan.
Racial and National Identities
Ellie Hisama, chair
- Joy's Ode or Code? Music at Beijing. Susan
Harden Borwick, Wake Forest University.
- Subverting the Dominant
Language: Reflections on Trickster Figures and the Domestic Sphere.
Catherine Parsons Smith, University of Nevada, Reno.
- The Gendering of
Race: Images of Chinese in American Popular Sheet Music. Judy Tsou,
University of California, Berkeley.
- Cross Cultural Confusion in the
Music Classroom. Randall Everett Allsup and Marsha Baxter, Columbia
Plenary Session 44:30 PM Cabell Auditorium
Lecture-Recital by Gwendolyn Lytle
sponsored by the
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
58:30 PM Cabell Auditorium
sponsored by IAWM and the McIntire Department of
Saturday June 7
8:30 - 10
18 Instrumental Performances of Gender
- Gender, Genre, and the Decline of the
Oboe. Elizabeth Sayrs, Ohio State University.
- A Woman Performer of
Shakuhachi. Cynthia Nyoen Chaffee, Huntington, NY.
- "Unsexing" the
Violin: The Regendering of a Musical Instrument in Victorian England.
Paula Gillett, San Jose State University.
19 Agency, Healing, and Resistance
Frances White, chair
311 New Cabell
- Woman as Agent and Creator: Silences that
Generate Music. Sharon Guertin Shafer, Trinity College.
Lockwood and the Music of a Radical Resistance. Michael Lee, University
- "Drive another nail in": intersections of religion and
misogyny in Tori Amos's "Crucify." Lori Burns and Melisse LaFrance,
University of Ottawa.
20 Strange Voices
Mitchell Morris, chair
- Witches, Bitches, Whores, and Britches: The Liminal
Life of the Operatic Mezzo-Soprano. Johanne Blank, Brandeis
- "Singing Magic": The Incantatory Logic of Vocal
Androgyny. Brian Eugenio Herrera, University of New Mexico.
feminine" and electrovocal music. Hannah Bosma, University of
10:30 AM - 12 noon
21 18th Century Europe
Gretchen Wheelock, chair
- Elisabetta de Gambarini (1731-1765): Composer,
Performer, and Patron of the Arts in Eighteenth Century London Society.
Martha Asti, Wingate University.
- "... only a womanly man would love
such a softhearted melody": The Role of Gender in Joseph Riepel's
Anfangsgruend. Stefan Eckert, SUNY Stony Brook.
- The Song of the Slave
Girl: Articulating Racial and Sexual Difference in Opera. Michael
McClellan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
22 The Boys or Girls in the Band
Monique Buzzarte', chair
- Patrician Rituals: Toward A
Critical Theory of Orchestral Patriarchy. William Osborne.
- Helen May
Butler and her Ladies' Military Band: Gender and Image. J. Michele
Edwards, Macalester College.
23 Recent Women Composers 2: Values and the Canon
- Sofia Gubaidulina at 65: The Great Composer In the
Totalitarian State and After. Vera Lukomsky, University of California,
- Opera and the Female Composer: a study of the operatic
works of British composer Judith Weir. Jennifer Barker, Christopher
- The Will to Change. Maura Bosch,
24 Political Communication in Popular Music
- 'Does She Shock You,
Electrify and Rock You?': Melissa Etheridge's Variegated Appeal. Maria
Johnson, Stanford University.
- I Will Survive: The Disco Anthem's
Minor-Mode Semiotics of Transcendence. Nadine Hubbs, University of
- "A Distant Land to Roam": Pioneering Women of Bluegrass.
Lydia Hamessley, Hamilton College.
Installation: Annea Lockwood,
A Sound Map of the Hudson River, part 2
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
Old Cabell Hall
Plenary Session 612:45 Cabell
Music as Community: Workshop in Central African
2 - 4 PM
25 Approaches to African-American Musics
- Art Music, Activist Discourse, and
Nineteenth-Century African American Feminism: The Case of Amelia L.
Tilghman. Juanita Karpf, University of Georgia.
- The Happening: The
Supremes and Civil Disorder. Suzanne Smith, George Mason University.
What Are the "Drums" Saying About Gender, Bwana?: Constructing History,
Identity and Authority in Black Popular Performance. Kyra D. Gaunt,
University of Virginia.
- Singing the Blues from the Dark Continent:
Music/Feminist Theory/Cultural Studies. Jacquelyn A. Fox-Good, Illinois
Institute of Technology.
Performances of Feminism
Kevin Concannon, chair
- Thinking Through the Body, Performing
Through the Wires: Music, Multimedia Performance, and Technology. Andra
McCartney and Selena Cryderman, York University.
- Dorothy Troubles
MusicLand: Musicality, Identity, Pedagogy. Roberta Lamb, Queen's
- Di-Va-Construction: old.ways, new.ways, all.ways... A
performance, installation and fantasy. Kristin Norderval and Manuela
27 Queer Subjectivities
Bruce Holsinger, chair
- "Lover, sulk no more": Auden, Britten, and Gay
Initiation. Richard Bozorth, Texas Christian University.
- super amorem
mulierum: Homoeroticism and Humanism in Renaissance Music. Todd
Borgerding, University of Michigan.
- Schoenberg and Coming Out. Holly
Watkins, University of Virginia.
- A Symmetrical Reading of 'Inversion'
in Late 19th-Century Musicology and Sexology. Martin Rudolph Scherzinger,
28 Politics in Folk-based Pop
Music, Activism, and Gender: Joan Baez in the Sixties. Avital Bloch,
University of Colima, Mexico.
- Sex Kills (when women are still stuck in
the Same Situation): Overlooked Dimensions of Joni Mitchell's Ambient
Feminism. Jennifer Rycenga, San José State University.
- The Indigo
Girls, Fanship, and Critical Perspective: A Boy/Girl Debate. Andrew
Dell'Antonio, University of Texas, and Judith Peraino, Cornell
Reception4:30 PM Foyer, Old Cabell
To celebrate the publication of Judith Tick, Ruth Crawford
Seeger: A Composer's Search for American Music and the first issue of
Women and Music, a new scholarly journal
78:30 PM Cabell Auditorium
Women Composers and Electronic
Insook Choi, Anne LeBaron, Annea Lockwood, Judith Shatin, and
sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the
Sunday June 8
29 Late-Nineteenth-Century Rituals in the US
- Perceptions of Sentimentality and Representations of
Gender in Late-Nineteenth-Century White Gospel Hymnody. Janelle
Foster-Joyce, University of Virginia.
- Invading the Public Sphere:
Women in Chicago's Opera House, 1889. Mark Clague, University of
Politics of Representational Music
At three in the morning,
with both pedals down: Tori Amos' "Red Baron." Paul Attinello, University
of Hong Kong.
Towards Re-representation of AIDS: Musical Responses
to AIDS by American Women. Robert Garcia, University of Cincinnati.
A Faustian Narrative in Franz Liszt's B-minor Sonata. Minna Re Shin,
31 Late Verdi and Early Strauss
Elizabeth Hudson, chair
311 New Cabell
- Boito's and Verdi's Desdemona. Halina
Goldberg and Christine Timm, Queens College.
- Verdi's Pregnancy.
Michal Grover Friedlander, Tel-Aviv University.
- Strauss, Salome, and
The Jewish Question. Anne L. Seshadri, University of California, San
32 Performance Art
Martha Mockus, chair
- Ladies and Gentlemen, Androgyns and Cyborgs:
Disembodied Narratives in Laurie Anderson's Home of the Brave. Kathryn
Alexander, Yale University.
- Re-Presenting History: Thoughts on
Ownership and Collectivity. Jessica M. Courtier, Mills
10:30 AM - 12 noonSession
33 Stories of Women's Lives 2
Ruth Solie, chair
- Telling it like it was? Sophie Fuller, University
- Dame Ethel Smyth: In the Company of Kindred Spirits.
Alison Ames Galstad, Cornell College.
- Revisiting the "Distinguishing
Virility." Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Rutgers University.
34 Recent Women Composers 3: Between Cultures
- From Kenya to Canada -
Composing Women's Narrative. Carol Ann Weaver, University of
- The Music of Victoria Bond. Linda Burian Plaut, Virginia
35 Feminist Embodiments
the Circle, Embodying the Sound. Carol L. Matthews and Elizabeth S.
Gould, Boise State University.
- Sound Bodies--Tango, Texture, and
Identity in works of 20th-century Women Composer (bodily interventions,
resisting the arbitrariness of signs). Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, Indiana
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