The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

Find Your Voice: Narratives of Women’s Voice Loss in American Cinema

The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema - Diane Hughes

Katherine Meizel [+-]
Bowling Green State University
Katherine Meizel is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned her PhD in ethnomusicology at UCSB, and also holds a doctorate in vocal performance. Her research includes topics in voice and identity, popular music and media, religion, American identities, and disability studies. Her book, Idolized: Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol (IU Press), was published in 2011; she also wrote about Idol for the magazine Slate from 2007 to 2011. She is currently co-editing the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies, and completing a monograph for Oxford University Press titled Multivocality: An Ethnography of Singing on the Borders of Identity.

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This chapter explores the gendered implications of voice loss. It traces a rhetorical history of voice as agency, and of the manifestations of that equation in American cinema, where the transformation of voices—especially women’s— are clearly seen and heard.

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Meizel, Katherine. Find Your Voice: Narratives of Women’s Voice Loss in American Cinema. The Singing Voice in Contemporary Cinema. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 38-51 Nov 2020. ISBN 9781781791127. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35460. Date accessed: 02 Aug 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35460. Nov 2020

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