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Title Music of the sirens / edited by Linda Phyllis Austern and Inna Naroditskaya.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 423 pages) : illustrations, music
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-408) and index.
Contents Introduction : singing each to each / Inna Naroditskaya and Linda Phyllis Austern -- Sirens in antiquity and the middle ages / Leofranc Holford-Strevens -- "Teach me to heare mermaides singing" : embodiments of (acoustic) pleasure and danger in the modern West / Linda Phyllis Austern -- Devils, daydreams, and desire : siren traditions and musical creation in the Central-Southern Andes / Henry Stobart -- "Sweet aluring harmony" : heavenly and earthly sirens in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literary and visual culture / Elena Laura Calogero -- The sirens, the epicurean boat, and the poetry of praise / Stephen M. Buhler -- "Longindyingcall" : of music, modernity, and the sirens / Lawrence Kramer -- Russian rusalkas and nationalism : water, power, and women / Inna Naroditskaya -- Rheinsirenen : Loreley and other Rhine maidens / Annegret Fauser -- The mermaid of the Meyhane : the legend of a Greek singer in a Turkish tavern / John Morgan O'Connell -- Siren serenades : music for Mami Wata and other water spirits in Africa / Henry John Drewal with Charles Gore and Michelle Kisliuk -- The navel, the corporate, the contradictory : pop sirens at the twenty-first century / Thomasin LaMay and Robin Armstrong -- The cocktail siren in David Lynch's Blue velvet / Jeongwon Joe.
Summary The siren is a remarkable creature that has inspired music and its representations from ancient Greece to present-day Africa and Latin America. This book brings together leading scholars and some talented newcomers in classics, music, media studies, literature, and cultural studies to consider the siren and her multifaceted relationships to music across human time and geography.
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Subject Feminism and music.
Women in music.
Sex in music.
Sirens (Mythology)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Austern, Linda Phyllis, 1957-
Naroditskaya, Inna, 1955-
Other Form: Print version: Music of the sirens. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006 025334736X 9780253347367 (DLC) 2005034293 (OCoLC)62341591
ISBN 9780253112071 (electronic bk.)
0253112079 (electronic bk.)
025334736X (print)
0253218462 (print)
9780253218469 (print)
9780253347367 (print)