Music, Women, and Gender

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Music, Women & Gender
Fall 2024
Taught By: Sonya Mason
Section: A

CRN: 14297

Credits: 3

Rather than adding a list of long-forgotten matriarchs to our historical roster, modern feminist-based musicology has sought to understand the effects of gender and sexuality within a larger cultural and political framework. It seeks not to provide new histories, but to add to the understanding and appreciation of great music through context and the social codes of the language of music. This course traces important female musicians, from the spiritual Medievalist Hildegard von Bingen; Anne Boleyn, who wrote a poignant lament while waiting to be executed in the Tower of London; the remarkable career of Clara Schumann; and Nadia Boulanger, who was one of greatest teachers of the twentieth century. We will also discuss important themes from the 4th wave of feminism through mainstream artists, such as Billie Eilish, Missy Elliot, Taylor Swift and Beyonce, along with lesser-known musicians such as FKA Twigs, Belgian songwriter Angele and Korean pop group (G)I-DLE. Finally, this course will offer readings and discussions from many of the decisive scholars and critics at the forefront of this field.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:06pm EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024