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“Changed for the Better”: Queer Conventions in Wicked (2003)

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter demonstrates how Wicked, the blockbuster Broadway musical that opened in 2003, is an exemplar of musical theatre’s generic conventions put to feminist and queer use. This chapter ... More


Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Nadine Hubbs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280656
eISBN:
9780520958340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280656.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

I’ll listen to anything but country. This popular phrase allows middle-class Americans to declare inclusive, “omnivore” musical tastes, with one crucial exclusion: country, a music linked to ... More


. “Fuck Aneta Briant” and the Queer Politics of Being Political

Nadine Hubbs

in Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280656
eISBN:
9780520958340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280656.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 4, “ ‘Fuck Aneta Briant’ and the Queer Politics of Being Political,” builds on the preceding chapters’ arguments on US country music and on gender in the white working class to examine ... More


Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Elsie Walker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896301
eISBN:
9780190217433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896301.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Until recently, there was a lack of scholarly attention to the power of hearing cinema as well as seeing it. This book breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film ... More


“Friends of Dorothy”: Queerness in and beyond the MGM Film

Hannah Robbins

in Adapting The Wizard of Oz: Musical Versions from Baum to MGM and Beyond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663179
eISBN:
9780190663216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663179.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the cultural value of the MGM Wizard of Oz as an artifact of queer culture. Using insights from personal discourses and queer theory, it appraises how The Wizard of Oz ... More


Critical Theory and the Soundtrack

James Buhler

in Theories of the Soundtrack

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199371075
eISBN:
9780199371105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371075.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Critical theory covers a wide range of interpretive methods, including under its rubric many of the most significant trends of recent scholarship. Chapter 7 considers general issues of critical ... More


Making Sense of Silence: John Cage’s Queer Avant-Garde

Philip M. Gentry

in What Will I Be: American Music and Cold War Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190299590
eISBN:
9780190299620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190299590.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The premiere of John Cage’s 4′33″ in 1952 is considered against the backdrop of McCarthyist persecution of gay men. Drawing upon the “aesthetic of indifference,” Cage’s work is situated within the ... More


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