What I learned in boating school is…

Throughout this semester, we’ve encountered a lot of material. Some of it was easy to understand (Nationalism, Race) and some was harder to understand (Patronage, Sexuality/Sapphonics.) One of the techniques in discussing a piece/person was to look through...

Queer Ideas in Compositions: Moore and Dorf

I think Moore makes his point fairly clear, that Poulenc used camp quite extensively in his works. His argument is well-thought out, could probably be more concise, but accurately depicts his point. What I had hoped he would comment on, and what I didn’t really...

The good, the bad, the “Negrophilia”

The question here is not whether people enjoyed “Negro” culture. The essence of this post is whether there was a genuine enjoyment or a condescending one.   I’m going to argue that there was a condescending and racist overtone with the enjoyment...