Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture

Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture

Edited by Lisa Barg, Kimberly White, and Vanessa Blais-Tremblay

ISSN 1090-7505

eISSN 1553-0612


Women and Music is an annual journal of scholarship about women, music, and culture. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines and approaches, this refereed journal seeks to further the understanding of the relationships among gender, music, and culture, with special attention being given to the concerns of women.

Table Of Contents

Volume 26 (2022)

Letter from the Editors
Lisa Barg, Vanessa Blais-Tremblay, and Kimberly White

“Mother City”: Mothering Work, Coloured Respectability, and the Making of Contemporary Kaapse Klopse
Francesca Inglese

Bess Disembodied: Camilla Williams’s (Re)Sounding of Black Womanhood in Porgy and Bess
Annie Kim

“Thus Do All Women”: Comedy, Sentimentality, Ambiguity, and a Così fan tutte for the #MeToo Era
Camille Rogers

Partial Special issue: Music, Sound, Maternity
Erin Johnson-Williams and Michelle Meinhart

Performing Maternal Suffering on the Operatic Stage: The Case of Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust
Molly C. Doran

Silencing “Savage” Soundscapes: Hearing C-Section Births in the British Imperial Record
Erin Johnson-Williams

“Is Your Baby Getting Enough Music?”: Musical Interventions into Gestational Labor
Eric Drott and Marie Thompson

Contractions, Cries, and COVID: The Traumatic Soundscapes of UK Lockdown Hospital Maternity Wards
Michelle Meinhart

Brought to Life by the Voice: Playback Singing and Cultural Politics in South India, by Amanda Weidman
Elizabeth Kramer

Unbinding Gentility: Women Making Music in the Nineteenth-Century South, by Candace Bailey
Lucy Caplan

Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll, by Maureen Mahon
Kamilla Arku

The Female Voice in the Twentieth Century: Material, Symbolic, and Aesthetic Dimensions, by Serena Facci and Michela Garda, eds.
Elizabeth L. Keathley

Submissions & Book Reviews

Women & Music is particularly interested in work that provides a critical perspective on music and sound, and in work that considers the role of gender, sexuality, race, citizenship, class, or other cultural and social factors in the production, circulation or consumption of music. 
The journal welcomes stand-alone academic articles, as well as shorter, thematically-linked pieces, poetry, original artwork, and short scores or musical extracts that have not been previously published. Stand-alone articles are typically 6,000-10,000 words; longer pieces may be considered in consultation with the editor. Shorter articles are typically grouped together in some way. Queries and submissions should be sent to WAM's editorial collective (Drs. Lisa Barg, Kimberly White, and Vanessa Blais-Tremblay) at WAMjournal@gmail.com. Submissions should include text, footnotes or endnotes that are formatted in accordance with the most recent issue of the Chicago Manual of Style, an abstract, and any relevant figures, examples, or illustrations.
Score submissions should be no more than five pages long, and formatted to fit the 7 ¼” x 4 ¼” printed area of the journal’s pages. Musical contributions should be written by female-identified composers or address issues of gender or sexuality in some form.

Books for review should be sent to the Book Review Editor, Laura Risk, University of Toronto Scarborough, Arts and Administration Bldg., Rm. AA301, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4. Email: laura.risk@utoronto.ca

Editorial Board

Founding Board of Advisors 
Marcia Citron, Rice University 
Annegret Fauser, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Eve R. Meyer, Editor, IAWM Journal 
Jann Pasler, University of California, San Diego 
Catherine Parsons Smith, University of Nevada, Reno 
Judy Tsou, University of Washington 

Editorial Board 
Marié Abe, Boston University 
Andrea F. Bohlman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
William Cheng, Dartmouth College 
Amy Cimini, UC San Diego 
Suzanne G. Cusick, New York University 
Emily I. Dolan, Brown University 
Kimberly Francis, University of Guelf 
Monica Hershberger, State University of New York, Geneseo 
Alisha Lola Jones, Indiana University 
Sidra Lawrence, Bowling Green State University 
Maureen Mahon, New York University 
Andrea Moore, Smith College 
Matthew D. Morrison, New York University 
Stephan Pennington, Tufts University 
Tes Slominski, Independent Scholar 
Yun Emily Wang, Columbia University 
Deborah Wong, University of California, Riverside 

Editor in Chief 
Emily Wilbourne 

Managing Editor 
Ana Beatriz Mujica Lafuente 

Book Review Editor 
Tes Slominski 

Music Editor 
Clara Hunter Latham 

Founding Editor 
Catherine J. Pickar 

Editor Emerita 
Suzanne G. Cusick 


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Reading List: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

This reading list is full of academic articles for both instructors & students seeking peer-reviewed materials on Rape Culture, Sexual Help, Models of Resistance, and other areas of study.

Reading List: Migration

This list of peer-reviewed materials features articles on many topics spanning Globalization, Genocide, Religion, Diaspora Communities, and other aspects on the topic of Migration.

Reading List: Pandemic

This developing list arose from the COVID-19 pandemic and includes many peer-reviewed articles on topics like Fictional Pandemics, Politics, Cultural Impacts, The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919, and other related areas of study

Reading List: Latin American Studies

Articles on a variety of topics related to the field of Latin American Studies.

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