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.

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Volume 24 (2020)

“LISTEN: 2018”
Melissa Dunphy

Composing a Symphonist: Florence Price and the Hand of Black Women’s Fellowship
Samantha Ege

Almost Completely Lucid
Kristina Warren

“Maple Leaf Rag” in Maple Leaf Country: Impressing Jazz upon Vera Guilaroff
Vanessa Blais-Tremblay

To my daughter
Jinhee Han

Guerreira Tactics: Women Warriors’ Sonic Practices of Refusal in Capoeira Angola
Esther Viola Kurtz

Eliorah Goodman

Where Lineage Fails: Reorienting Diasporic Memory in Israel
Tamar Sella

“St Paul’s Benediction”
Olivia Sparkhall

Feeling the Feminine, Forming the Masculine: Amateur Male Musicians and the Flute Sonatas of Anna Bon di Venezia (1738–?)
Kimary Fick

Elfrida Andrée: Andante cantabile from Fyra pianostycken (1881)
Jonathan Spatola-Knoll

Queer Intimacy: Vocality in Jesus Christ Superstar
Larissa A. Irizarry

“Reading,” from Bedroom Performances
Jue Wang

Women and Music in Sixteenth-Century Ferrara, by Laurie Stras
Holly Roberts

Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement, by Naomi André
Gwynne Kuhner Brown

The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre & Vocality in African American Music, by Nina Sun Eidsheim
Alex C. Valin

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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