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Embodied voices : representing female vocality in western culture

Author: Leslie C Dunn
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Pr., 2010.
Series: New perspectives in music history and criticism
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback ed., [Nachdr.]View 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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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie C Dunn
ISBN: 0521460123 9780521460125 052158583X 9780521585835
OCLC Number: 918310702
Notes: Literaturangaben.
Description: XVII, 254 Seiten : Illustrationen, Notenbeispiele ; 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: ed. by Leslie C. Dunn and Nancy A. Jones.


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