Articles about Gender Studies

Lechery, lycanthropy and Little Red Riding Hood in Type O Negative's 'Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)'
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 233-244

Type O Negative's 'Wolf Moon (including Zoanthropic Paranoia)' seems to be a melodic ode to lascivious werewolves or to sexual intercourse during menstruation, which is transformative, allowing participation to channel animalistic instincts. Subject to more critical examination, 'Wolf Moon (including ...

Sonic Performativity: Analysing Gender in North Indian Classical Vocal Music
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2015) Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 349-379

Musicians and listeners hear many aspects of contemporary North Indian classical vocal music as gendered: genres, improvisational techniques and even certain ornaments evoke gendered connotations. However, analytical work on this music has failed to take gender into account, so the ...

Covering Performers, Discovering Femininities: US Hip-Hop Journalism and Female Artists
IASPM Journal (2014) Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 43-54

This paper examines female performative identities as portrayed in the hip-hop press. The research approach is based on discourse analysis of selected texts in US hip-hop magazines, as well as of qualitative interviews with their main editors. On this basis, ...

Female, Mosher, Transgressor: A 'Moshography' of Transgressive Practices within the Leeds Extreme Metal Scene
IASPM Journal (2014) Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 87-100

This paper examines and reconceptualises transgression in the Leeds extreme metal music subculture through theories of performance, embodiment and spectacle. The spectacle, for Debord (1967), is a social relation that is alienating and mediated by images, visuals, and technology. At ...

Grunting Alone? Online Gender Inequality in Extreme Metal Music
IASPM Journal (2014) Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 101-116

The global metal scene is a highly skewed field of cultural production in which women are greatly under-represented. As tokens, women are likely to be subjected to gender-biased evaluations, the male gaze, and are held accountable when breaking gender roles. ...

Disembodied Identity: Patriotism, Gender, and Homosexuality in Francis Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias
Gli Spazi della Musica (2013) Vol. 2, No. 2

Francis Poulenc’s opéra bouffeLes Mamelles de Tirésias has been frequently characterized by critics and scholars as a light-hearted breath of relief following the Second World War. An analysis of the work in the context of twentieth-century French political discourse on ...

Erzählt Musik Geschlechtergeschichte(n)?
Musiktheorie (2012) Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 19-27

As narratology provides approaches to musical semantics, it was adopted by scholarship on music and gender from the beginning of the 1990th [sic] as a method to analyze gender representation in instrumental music - often without reflecting the theoretical preconditions ...