For my final project I will look at the movie Moana and the way in which the music depicts her strength, courage and independence. Moana is unlike the Princess’ of the past who need a prince to save them and … Read More »
For my final project, I will be looking at the hypersexuality of women in the music industry. I will be looking into different ways in which women and girls are sexualized, how it affects the way they are perceived by … Read More »
For my final project I will be looking at the similarities of Gilda (1946) and Carmen specifically through the theme of sexuality since both of these films have strong, confident female characters.
For my final project, I want to look at the works of some of the most influential rappers of the 21st century which include Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole. I think that these rappers all exhibit different messages about … Read More »
I will attempt to explore the oversexualized sex symbols in the mainstream media. I will analyze the disability and sexuality in Britney Spears’ music career and in her personal life.
We talked about in class how Hip-hop/rap began with African Americans speaking of their struggles and other aspects of their resistance and rebellion, and the homogeneity of it all. But this seems to be diluting, as the genre is opening … Read More »
In class, we briefly studied disability and its portrayal in opera. For my final essay, I will attempt to analyze more in-depth, disability in musical theatre and how it has particularly evolved from earlier centuries into the 21st century in … Read More »
For my final essay, I want to explore the compositions and philosophy of 20th century composer John Cage. As someone who essentially defines the term “avant-garde,” Cage changed the way that the modern and contemporary eras of music progressed, and … Read More »
Beyonce’s Lemonade album comments on gender and race in America through the infidelity in her marriage.
For my final, I propose a topic on current rappers and how their mental or physical ailments affected their music. These include large names like Cheif Keef, Big Sean, Juice Wrld, and Kid Cudi who have dealt with mental illnesses … Read More »