Mapping Parisian Salons

Introduction This summer, I pursued an independent research project focusing on the salons of late 19th and early 20th century Paris. I set out to create a comprehensive map of salons from the era that listed relevant information so that students, scholars, and the...

Dorf/Moore Arguments

I thought that both the arguments made by Dorf and Moore were relatively convincing. I have never read any queer theory before, so I was overall pretty overwhelmed with the terminology. I had a much easier time understanding what Dorf was saying, Moore’s writing style...

Moore vs. Dorf

Overall, I found both the articles of Dorf and Moore to be as compelling as they were shocking in their unusual analyses of the queer erotic undertones of twentieth century French music. Their angles presented me with entirely new concepts, and while I do not embrace...

The Princess’s Many Names

The Princesse de Polignac led a well-off life in Paris in the early parts of the 20th century. She is most notable for her incredible patronage of the arts, and in particular that of music. Through cursory research, however, one will discover another notable facet of...