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Author Fleeger, Jennifer, author

Title Mismatched women : the siren's song through the machine / Jennifer Fleeger
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series The Oxford music/media series
Oxford music/media series.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Literary Divas: Trilby, Christine, and the Phantom of Phonography -- 2. Metropolitan Women: Geraldine Farrar and Marion Talley Silence Opera on Screen -- 3. Opera in Synch: Deanna Durbin and Musical Playback -- 4. The Disney Princess: Animation and Real Girls -- 5. Kate Smith: The Variety "Femcee" on Radio and Television -- 6. Susan Boyle: The Amateur in the Age of Auto-Tune -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
Summary This text tells the history of sound machines through singers whose bodies and voices do not match. Jennifer Fleeger explores this phenomenon, moving from the fictional Trilby to the real-life YouTube star Susan Boyle, and demonstrating along the way that singers with voices that do not match their bodies are essential to the success of technologies for preserving and sharing music
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 22, 2014)
Subject Popular music -- Social aspects
Women singers.
Femininity in music.
Body image in women.
MUSIC -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
Body image in women.
Femininity in music.
Popular music -- Social aspects.
Women singers.
Sång -- rösten -- könsroller -- könsidentitet.
Kvinnliga artister.
Populärmusik -- genusaspekter.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199389971