|Year of offer||Not available in 2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A study of the ways in which gender and sexual difference have been represented in the making and composing of art music. Beginning with medieval women, this subject explores the social and cultural context of women composers and performers from Hildegard to Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth through to contemporary composers such as Kaija Saariaho, as well as ideas of the “angel in the house” and the New Woman. It problematises women’s bodies, women’s voices and women’s place in society, examining music by and about women as well as representations of women’s music in art, literature and film.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should have a detailed knowledge of women composers and musicians and their achievements and an understanding of the application of feminist theories to studies in music.
Eligibility and requirements
Available as breadth by permission of the coordinator
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
One 1500-word review essay due mid-semester (40%); one 2500-word research essay due at the end of semester (55%); participation in class discussion (5%).
Dates & times
Not available in 2019
Time commitment details
A book of readings will be available from the Melbourne University Bookshop before the start of semester.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Diploma in Music Informal specialisation Performance/ Composition/ Musicology/ Ethnomusicology
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.