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FOLK 715 401 Seminar in Ethnomusicology

C. Muller
Seminar Monday 2:00-5:00 pm

Cross-listed with: ANTH 705 MUSC 705 Contact: camuller@sas.upenn.edu

In the contemporary jazz canon women rarely feature as significant players in the production of jazz history: jazz is a field of artistic and popular production largely determined by male performers, critics, and scholars. Combining close reading and close listening, this seminar will consider ways in which women might begin to be written into the larger jazz narrative, both within the United States and abroad, by expanding the criteria by which "jazz" is defined, and examining the archive out of which jazz narratives are constructed. A portion of the seminar will focus on jazz performers of the twentieth century African diaspora.

 
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