1. Intro to feminism & women’s movements
2. Music and Suffrage – 1880s – 1920s (first wave)
1) Read: Music in the Women’s Suffrage Movement – Library of Congress
2) Read: Highlighted Sheet Music Collections – Library of Congress
3) View: Women Intro-Suffrage – PPT
4) Listen: “Songs of the Suffragettes”, Elisabeth Knight (1958)
3. 1960s-1980s (2nd wave)
1) Read/watch/listen: “You Don’t Own Me’: A Feminist Anthem with Civil Rights Roots, Is All About Empathy
2) Read: Aretha in Gaar (4 pages)
3) Read: Ch. 4 Gaar excerpts (13 pages)
4) Gaar Ch. 5 (7 pages)
5) View: Second Wave Feminism and Music – PPT
4. 1990-2010 (3rd wave)
1) Read: The Origin of the Term ‘intersectionality’
2) Read: Gayle Wald, “Just a Girl? Rock Music, Feminism, and the Cultural Construction of Female Youth” (25 pages)
3) Read: Andrea Harman, “Erykah Badu: From Musician to Third Wave Feminist?” (13 pages)
4) View: Third Wave Feminism and Music – PPT
5. 2010 – pres. (4th Wave), #Metoo
1) Read/Listen/Watch: “Songs that Say Me Too”
2) Read/Listen/Watch: “The Chorus on #Metoo and the Women Who Turned Trauma into Songs”
3) Read: Marquita R. Smith “BEYONCÉ: Hip-hop Feminism…” (13 pages)
4) Watch – Beyoncé – Pretty Hurts (Video)…and rest of album
5) View: Music and 4th wave feminism – PPT
Requirements of Assignments:
Do you think this song should be banned from radio broadcast? Why or why not?
Briefly respond to each of these prompts. Total word count should be approx. 1000. Include works cited page. You must cite all required readings and films, or it will be a ZERO, with a chance to resubmit for a capped grade.
For this work, you must give me 2 separate files. One for Discussion, and One for Assignment.
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