Shana Goldin-Perschbacher (2008) “’The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams’” Meshell NdegéOcello and Black Female Masculinity,” from Sexuality, Listening, and Intimacy: Gender Transgression in Popular Music, 1993-2008, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia
MeShell NdegéOcello "Boyfriend" and "Pocketbook" videos above
NdegéOcello tracks on Blackboard
Posting can be on one or both of videos, or one or more of the audio tracks.
Allison McCracken (2001) “Real Men Don’t Sing Ballads: The Radio Crooner in Hollywood, 1929-1933,” from Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music, ed. Pamela Robertson Wojcik and Arthur Knight
"Singing Teachers Condemn Crooning," New York Times, 23 February 1932, p 19
"Full-Voiced Singers Encroach on Popularity of the Crooners," New York Times, 1 May 1932, p. X10
Rudy Vallee, “Would You Like to Take a Walk,” “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” "I Love the Moon"
Bing Crosby “I Surrender Dear”
Artifact posting is on either:
one of the New York Times articles-----or
comparison of Vallee's and Crosby's singing voice (based on the Blackboard tracks)
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**Film Screening Wed, March 2, 8PM, Lilly Library Room 103: This Is Spinal Tap (1984)** (If you can't make the screening, you can check out one of their VHS copies)
You'll have until Thursday at noon to post for this one.
Reading: --Carl Plantinga (1998) “Gender, Power, and a Cucumber: Satirizing Masculinity in This Is Spinal Tap,” Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video, ed. Barry Keith Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski
Artifact: --The artifact for the posting in this case is the movie.
Also, I double-checked my 1970s body language books for the seated "male" pose we discussed, and yikes! A few examples below:
Apparently, in the 1970s U.S., women manifested negative evaluation this way: