Thursday, October 15, 2009

Female Figures in Queer Culture

With this project we are hoping to highlight a number of strong female artists that have had major impacts on and within the queer community. Also we are addressing why these women have acquired such a following as opposed to their other female counterparts. We will be focusing on: Madonna, Cher, Lady GaGa, and Janet Jackson. What was it about these women and their music that really sought to challenge normative society? In what ways did their lyrics, concerts, and public perception help to define a generation of LGBT people?

Tim Thompson/Joshua Carter

1 comment:

wh said...

You have raised a really interesting topic and set of questions. I'm especially interested in the last question regarding the LGBT reception of strong female singers. Where do you plan on finding that information? in queer-specific journals?