The rock revolution was often connected with male performers and masculine energy; as critics of gender and rock have noted, “rock’n’roll in excelsis… [is] male ferocity, resentment, [and] virulence” …as rock was the aesthetic of masculine energy in the 1960s, the French Revolution expressed its aesthetic energy in Romanticism, which dominated art, literature, and musicContinue reading ““Our Generation”: Gender, Regeneration and Women in Rock”
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Are Women in Rock Also Women in Romanticism?
So we must speak of Romanticisms in music as well, not just Romanticism, and the individuality of the composer is key. Romanticism in all of its forms is a feature of the subject, not the object, leading to our familiar emphasis on the genius of the composer parallel to the ecstatic, transfigured position of theContinue reading “Are Women in Rock Also Women in Romanticism?”
Virtual Book Launch Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism
I’m pleased to announce the publication of Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge, 2022), which is the first book-length work to explore the interrelationships among contemporary female musicians and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, music, and literature by women and men. The music and videos of contemporary musicians including Erykah Badu, Beyoncé, The Carters, MissyContinue reading “Virtual Book Launch Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism”