Class Conclusions

Amidst our conversations about a number of different topics in this course, I have found the topic of Nationalism most relevant to my papers. This was one of the first topics we considered during this class. The people of France were longing to find a unique musical...

Dorf vs. Moore

The articles by Samuel Dorf and Christopher Moore both presented an account of the private and public sexuality of important musical figures in Paris in the 1920s. I gained depth in my knowledge of Francis Poulenc, Princess de Polignac and Satie. The Moore article...

The Folies-Bergere

I have had a very interesting time researching The Folies-Bergere was a strange mix of things culturally. In some ways it was very scandalous and racy. The acts that were being put on seemed to be very edgy. But at the same time, many of the audience-members were...

Negrophilia- Hahn

Upon reading Levinson’s critique and learning about “La Revue Negre” coming onto the scene in 1920’s Paris, I have decided that it is difficult to claim that Parisians had much of a sense of respect for African American cultures. Levinson calls black art “savage” and...

Caryathis- A Feminist’s Perspective

The source that helped me to understand the contributions to “French” music that Caryathis made was found in Legacies of Twentieth Century Dance. Caryathis became a dancer against the wishes of her family and ran away from them to Monmartre and began her dance career....