Course Title: Music, Women, & Culture Textbooks resources for the assignment ( assignment found in the attach Files) Required Texts/Readings: 1. Dunbar, Julie C. Women, Music, Culture: An Intr

Course Title: Music, Women, & Culture

Textbooks resources for the assignment ( assignment found in the attach Files)

Required Texts/Readings:

1.  Dunbar, Julie C.  Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction.  New York: Routledge, 2011.

ISBN: 978-0415875639 (either first OR second edition will work for this class)

2.  Bowers, Jane and Judith Tick.  Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition.  University of Illinois Press,

1987. ISBN: 978-0252014703

*****Must used the textbooks to do this assignment and must follow all the instructions.****

Course Title: Music, Women, & Culture Textbooks resources for the assignment ( assignment found in the attach Files) Required Texts/Readings: 1. Dunbar, Julie C. Women, Music, Culture: An Intr
Women, Music, and Culture Critical Thought Paper #2, Units II & III Power Lost, Power Regained(?): Tracing the Roles of Women in Music from the Enlightenment through the 20th Century Course Objectives Satisfied by this Assignment: 1. Students will identify key female composers from the medieval period to the contemporary moment. 2. Students will describe the methods by which music constructs gender identity. Assignment: Part I: Analyzing historical forces of change. Using specific examples from each of the three musical style periods discussed in units II and III (Enlightenment/Classical of the 1700s, Romantic of the 1800s, and various pop and classical styles of the 20th century), describe how the roles of women in music have changed over time. Part II: Building an argument. In our survey, we saw how the Classical period was the relative high point for women in power. The 19th century then ushered in numerous challenges to these roles, including the rise of private and public spheres due to nationalism, industrialism, and changes in social class. The 20th century was then home to various attempts to regain power resulting in uneven outcomes across classical and popular genres. Using the evidence provided in part one, respond to the following prompt: Do you think the women of the 20th century ever regained a relative position of power in musical cultures? Why or why not? You may also discuss what challenges you think remain. Guidelines: A. Length: Minimum of not less than 4 pages (excluding bibliography), double-spaced with one-inch margins; no max. B. Citations: Footnote citations using Chicago Manual of Style (see style guide on blackboard) C. Number pages. Include a bibliography on your last page. D. The essay must include examples taken from both course texts. You are not required to use outside sources. Points are awarded (not subtracted) for the quality of work in each of the four categories: Category Criteria Points Rough Draft Complete and ontime submission 25 points Paper Consultation Attends required consultation 25 points Writing Style Clear organization at the paragraph level and across the entire essay Proper format and use of citations Writing mechanics (sentence structure, tone, and punctuation) Paper is free from surface errors, typos, and other mistakes 150 points Content Accuracy of statements Supports thesis with evidence Level of discourse (essay is reflective of college-level analysis) 200 points Total: 400 points

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