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14. Lydia Hamessley, “How Did This All Start? Toward a History of the Feminist Theory and Music Phenomenon” (2009, revised 2015),, quoted with permission. In an article about the underrepresentation of women composers in the music history curriculum, Rosemary Killam pointed out that “those who know both me and my writings know that when I write or speak in anger, I use a tone in which I am explicit about such anger” (“Response to Professor Morse’s Open Letter,” Music Theory Online 3 [1997],, par. 2); cf. Audre Lorde, “The Uses of Anger,” in Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press, 2007), 124–33 (first delivered as a keynote presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in 1981).

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