Sound, Music, and Gender


This seminar explores key topics in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies through musical case studies from contrasting cultural contexts. Through analyses of sonic expressive practices (e.g. drag, queer and trans voices, sex and rock, feminist listening) we consider 1) how genders sound and how sounds gender; 2) music's capacity to transgress, (re)form, and transform--as well as its complicity in perpetuating oppression; 3) music as a resource for dreaming and desiring. No music background is necessary.


Instructor: Yun Emily Wang,

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • GSF 243S
Typically Offered
Spring Only