Friday, April 5, 2013, 4 - 6 pm
Annegret Fauser (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Gender, War and Culture:
Traditionally gendered feminine in Western culture, music plays a particularly complex role in times of war, ranging from the practical to the ideological. Not only was music weaponized for use in war theaters and propaganda, but it also served as an agent in the construction of the so-called home-front. Drawing on both popular and classical music, I examine the intertwined destinies of music and gender in the United States during World War II.
Annegret Fauser is Professor of Music and Adjunct Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research engages with music in France and the U.S. in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The recipient of the 2011 Edward J. Dent Medal of the Royal Musical Association, she has also held a number of prestigious fellowships in Australia, Europe, and the United States. From 2011–13, she is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. She is author of Der Orchestergesang in Frankreich zwischen 1870 und 1920 (1994), Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair (2005), and Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II (2013).
The seminar starts at 4:15 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar.