Representing Female Vocality in Western Culture
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Embodied Voices by Leslie C. Dunn
Book DescriptionAs a material link between body and culture, self and other, the voice has been endlessly fascinating to artists and critics. Yet it is the voices of women that have inspired the greatest fascination, as well as the deepest ambivalence, because the female voice signifies sexual otherness as well as sexual and cultural power. Embodied Voices explores cultural manifestations of female vocality in the light of current theories of subjectivity, the body and sexual difference. The fourteen essays collected here examine a wide spectrum of discourses, including myth, literature, music, film, psychoanalysis, and critical theory. Though diverse in their critical approaches, the essays are united in their attempt to articulate the compelling yet problematic intersections of gender, voice, and embodiment as they have shaped the textual representation of women and women's self-expression in performance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521585835
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Leslie C. Dunn
Gender and Song in Early Modern England, Hardback (November 2014)» View all books by Leslie C. Dunn
Innovative and collaborative in its approach, this volume engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In its attention to the gendering of song and the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception.
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