Women and Music

Women and Music

Edited by Emily Wilbourne

ISSN 1090-7505

eISSN 1553-0612

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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 22 (2018)

Special Issue: "Race-ing Queer Music Scholarship

Racing Ahead: Race-ing Queer Music Scholarship
Hedy Law

“You Are My Dwelling Place”: Experiencing Black Male Vocalists’ Worship as Aural Eroticism and Autoeroticism in Gospel Performance
Alisha Lola Jones

We Lived in the Gaps between the Stories
Alannah Marie Halay

The J/Jota in Jenni Rivera
Deborah R. Vargas

Ligeia for Solo Flute (with Glissando Headjoint)
Amanda Bono

Sung and Spoken Puns as Queer “Home Making” in Toronto’s Chinese Diaspora
Yun Emily Wang

The New “Queer” and the Old Racism
Elías Krell

Freedom Bridge (Extracts)
Susannah Self

Let’s Flip It! Quare Emancipations: Black Queer Traditions, Afrofuturisms, Janelle Monáe to Labelle
Gayle Murchison

The Ambivalent Erotics of Hot Pants: Peter de Rome and the Soundtrack of Liberation
Kyle C. Kaplan

Anti-Matik: Solo/duo for bajoncillo and (female) body
Melodie Michel

The Blacks, the Jews, and the Gays: Bette Midler’s Third-Order Vaudeville
Mitchell Morris

Willmer Broadnax, Midcentury Gospel, and Black Trans/Masculinities
Stephan Pennington

Sonia Megías

Lessons from Archives and Public History for the Race-ing of Queer Music Scholarship
Eric Hung

Kasahara and Iwaasa in Conversation
Teiya Kasahara and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, edited by Rebecca Wiegand Coale

Creating Carmen Miranda: Race, Camp and Transnational Stardom, by Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez
Maria Fantinato

Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good, by William Cheng
Lauron Kehrer

Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music, edited by Diane Pecknold and Kristine M. McCusker
Stephanie Vander Wel

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 the Editor-in-Chief 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, Tes Slominski, at the Department of Music, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511.

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
Naomi André, University of Michigan
Lisa Barg, McGill University
William Cheng, Dartmouth College
Amy Cimini, UC San Diego
Suzanne G. Cusick, New York University
Ryan Dohoney, Northwestern University
Monica Hairston O’Connell, Independent Scholar
Amy Herzog, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Ellie M. Hisama, Columbia University
Alisha Lola Jones, Indiana University
Elías Krell, Dartmouth College and Vassar College
Tamara Levitz, University of California, Los Angeles
Maureen Mahon, New York University
Tavia Nyong’o, Yale University
Stephan Pennington, Tufts University
Joshua D. Pilzer, University of Toronto
Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Northwestern University
Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas
Deborah Vargas, University of California, Riverside
Deborah Wong, University of California, Riverside

Editor in Chief
Emily Wilbourne

Managing Editor
Rebecca Wiegand Coale

Book Review Editor
Tes Slominski

Music Editor
Clara Hunter Latham

Founding Editor
Catherine J. Pickar

Editor Emerita
Suzanne G. Cusick


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