[Smt-talk] Good Primer for First-Year Students on Gender in Music and Music Theory?

Jeff Hennessy jjhennessy at eastlink.ca
Mon Nov 30 18:57:26 PST 2009

I've had good luck with using the fourth chapter of Robert Walser's Running With the Devil as means of framing discussions of gender and sexuality in music. The is obviously genre-specific (Heavy Metal) but can lead to some interesting insights from undergrads who know this music.


Jeffrey J. Hennessy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director
School of Music
HDH 227
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
(902) 585-1577
jeff.hennessy at acadiau.ca
jjhennessy at eastlink.ca

>> So I'm asking whether anyone knows of a good, short, thoughtful piece of writing that incorporates music theory and gender (or even embodiment, in a gender-conscious perspective) in a way that might successfully demonstrate to an 18 year-old that yes, in fact this is a valid, relevant, and perhaps even necessary lens through which to consider music.
>> I'm all ears, and very grateful.
>> Best wishes,
>> S. Alexander Reed
>> Assistant Professor
>> University of Florida
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