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Making Waves: Opening Keynote for the Twentieth Anniversary of the Feminist Theory and Music Conference

Making Waves: Opening Keynote for the Twentieth Anniversary of the Feminist Theory and Music... T HE OR IZ ING GE NDER, C U LT U R E , A ND MUSI C Making Waves Opening Keynote for the Twentieth Anniversary of the Feminist Theory and Music Conference Susan McClary t is a great honor to have been invited to deliver this keynote. When we first launched the concept of such an event in Minneapolis twenty years ago, no one could have anticipated that it would still be going full blast in 2011. We all owe its continued existence to the intellectual commitments of thousands of participants and the dedication of colleagues who have committed their efforts and resources to host the biennial events in their home institutions. So before we go any further, let's thank Jill Sullivan and her colleagues for throwing this splendid anniversary party--and also all those who have shouldered the responsibility of arranging Feminist Theory and Music Conferences every two years since 1991. In our various academic and political enterprises, we like to imagine that we can produce an unbroken upward trajectory, whereby breakthrough succeeds breakthrough, all pointing ever forward. When that process seems to stall in a holding position or even to lose ground, we sometimes complain that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture University of Nebraska Press

Making Waves: Opening Keynote for the Twentieth Anniversary of the Feminist Theory and Music Conference

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Abstract

T HE OR IZ ING GE NDER, C U LT U R E , A ND MUSI C Making Waves Opening Keynote for the Twentieth Anniversary of the Feminist Theory and Music Conference Susan McClary t is a great honor to have been invited to deliver this keynote. When we first launched the concept of such an event in Minneapolis twenty years ago, no one could have anticipated that it would still be going full blast in 2011. We all owe its continued existence to the intellectual commitments of thousands of participants and the dedication of colleagues who have committed their efforts and resources to host the biennial events in their home institutions. So before we go any further, let's thank Jill Sullivan and her colleagues for throwing this splendid anniversary party--and also all those who have shouldered the responsibility of arranging Feminist Theory and Music Conferences every two years since 1991. In our various academic and political enterprises, we like to imagine that we can produce an unbroken upward trajectory, whereby breakthrough succeeds breakthrough, all pointing ever forward. When that process seems to stall in a holding position or even to lose ground, we sometimes complain that

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Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and CultureUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Nov 9, 2012

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