Competition: Write us a piece of hoax musicologymain
It can’t be hard.
A brilliant phoney paper titled ‘The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct’ was accepted and published in a peer-reviewed, gender studies journal.
It contained such beautiful formulations as ‘We conclude that penises are not best understood as the male sexual organ, or as a male reproductive organ, but instead as an enacted social construct that is both damaging and problematic for society and future generations’. Here’s how it was done.
Now let’s apply these enlightened ideas to contemporary musicology.
Here are few gender themes for our creative readers to play around with as abstracts for academic papers:
– Gender suppression as subtext in Schumann’s piano concerto
– Intertextuality in the left hand part of Für Elise
– Manspreading in Mahler
– Penile aggression in Pli selon pli.
There will be a record prize for the winner.