On Feminist Historiographies of Music

21.11. at 16-18 Prof. Susanne Cusick (New York University)

On Feminist Historiographies of Music
Venue: University of Helsinki, Lecture hall D112, Unioninkatu 38 D

Suzanne G. Cusick, Professor of Music on the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University has published extensively on gender and sexuality in relation to the musical cultures of early modern Italy and of contemporary North America, including in the collections Musicology and Difference, Queering the Pitch, and Audible Traces. Her feminist readings of early modern music and musical culture have appeared in JAMS, Early Music, The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdi, and the Brazilian journal Per Musi. Revista Academica de Musica. Cusick's book, Francesca Caccini at the Medici Court: Music and the Circulation of Power (Chicago, 2009), received the 2010 book prize of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. In 2003-2012  she was the main editor of Women and Music. A Journal of Gender of Culture, the first journal  focused on the relationship of gender and sexuality to musical culture. She currently studies the use of noise, music and "gender coercion" in the detention and interrogation of prisoners held during the 21st-century's "war on terror," work for which she received the Philip Brett Award given by the LGBTQ Study Group of the American Musicological Society in 2007.


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