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Embodied voices : representing female vocality in western culture

Author: Leslie C Dunn; Nancy A Jones
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats

Embodied Voices explores cultural manifestations of female vocality in the light of theories of subjectivity, the body, and sexual difference and through a wide spectrum of discourses, including  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie C Dunn; Nancy A Jones
ISBN: 052158583X 9780521585835
OCLC Number: 912133724
Description: XVII, 254 p. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Vocality, Textuality, and the Silencing of the Female Voice: 1. The Gorgon and the nightingale: the voice of female lament and Pindar's Twelfth Pythian Ode; 2. Music and the maternal voice in Purgatorio XIX; 3. Ophelia's songs in Hamlet: music, madness and the feminine; 4. Wordsworth and Romantic voice: the poet's song and the prostitute's cry; Part II. Anxieties of Audition: 5. 'No women are indeed': the boy actor as vocal seductress in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century drama; 6. Deriding the voice of Jeanette MacDonald: notes on psychoanalysis and the American film musical; 7. Adorno and the Sirens: tele-phono-graphic bodies; Part III. Women Artists: Vocality and Cultural Authority: 8. The diva doesn't die: George Eliot's Armgart; 9. Rewriting Ophelia: fluidity, madness, and the voice in Louise Colet's La Servante; 10. Staring the camera down: direct address and women's voices; 11. The voice of lament: female vocality and performative efficacy in the Finnish-Karelian itkuvirsi; Part IV. Maternal Voices: 12. The lyrical dimensions of spirituality: music, voice, and language in the novels of Toni Morrison; 13. Red hot mamas: Bessie Smith, Sophie Tucker, and the ethnic maternal voice in American popular song; 14. Maternalism and the material girl Nancy J. Vickers.
Series Title: New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Responsibility: edited by Leslie C. Dunn and Nancy A. Jones.


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'... a stimulating book which keeps its focus true despite the almost perverse range of subject matter ... [a] dizzying intellectual switchback.' The Musical Times '... this book makes a bold step in Read more...

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