This collection addresses questions of gender and sexuality as they relate to music from the middle ages to the early seventeenth century. These essays present a body of scholarship that considers music as part of the history of sexuality, stimulating conversation within musicology as well as bringing music studies into dialogue with feminist, gender and queer theory. Also includes 20 musical examples.
Chapter 1 Isabella Medici-Orsini: A Portrait of Self-Affirmation, DONNA G.CARDAMONE; Chapter 2 “Simil combattimento fatto da Dame”: The Musico-theatrical Entertainments of Margherita Gonzaga's balletto delle donne and the Female Warrior in Ferrarese Cultural History, NINATREADWELL; Chapter 3 Madalena Casulana, THOMASINLAMAY; Chapter 4 Chaste Warriors and Virgin Martyrs in Florentine Musical Spectacle, KELLEYHARNESS; Chapter 5 Le nonne della ninfa: Feminine Voices and Modal Rhetoric in the Generations before Monteverdi, LAURIESTRAS; Chapter 6 Gossip, Erotica, and the Male Spy in Alessandro Striggio's Il Cicalamento delle donne al bucato (1567), CHRISTINAFUHRMANN; Chapter 7 Construction of Desire in Early Baroque Instrumental Music, ANDREWDELL'ANTONIO; Chapter 8 Music, Sex, and Ethnicity: Signification in Lully's Theatrical Chaconnes, ROSE A.PRUIKSMA; Chapter 9 Sic ego te dilegebam: Music, Homoeroticism, and the Sacred in Early Modern Europe, TODD M.BORGERDING; Chapter 10 Christine de Pizan and ‘Dueil Angoisseux’, LIANECURTIS; Chapter Postscript: Dancing with the Ingrate, SUZANNECUSICK; Chapter Contributors Index;
Todd Borgerding is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.