edited by Linda Zionkowski
contributions by Leslie Ritchie, Jeffrey A. Nigro, Ruth Perry, Devon R. Nelson, Gayle Magee, Juliette Wells, Pierre DuBois, Kelly M. McDonald, Danielle Grover, Penelope Cave, Simon Fleming, Alison C. DeSimone and Jane Girdham
with Miriam F. Hart
Bucknell University Press, 2024
Paper: 978-1-68448-515-4 | eISBN: 978-1-68448-517-8 | Cloth: 978-1-68448-516-1
Library of Congress Classification ML82.W633 2023
Dewey Decimal Classification 780.820941

Women and Music in the Age of Austen highlights the central role women played in musical performance, composition, reception, and representation, and analyzes its formative and lasting effect on Georgian culture. This interdisciplinary collection of essays from musicology, literary studies, and gender studies challenges the conventional historical categories that marginalize women’s experience from Austen’s time. Contesting the distinctions between professional and amateur musicians, public and domestic sites of musical production, and performers and composers of music, the contributors reveal how women’s widespread involvement in the Georgian musical scene allowed for self-expression, artistic influence, and access to communities that transcended the boundaries of gender, class, and nationality. This volume’s breadth of focus advances our understanding of a period that witnessed a musical flourishing, much of it animated by female hands and voices.

Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.


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