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Women and gender studies: Art, film, music

This page is a brief guide to reference sources for women & gender studies held by the British Library. It is a select list only, concentrating on bibliographies, biographies, and other finding aids. Much relevant material will also be found in our online catalogues. Items marked by an asterisk are not on open access. 

 

Women & The Arts (Music / Film / Art Etc)

Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane. Dictionary of women in religious art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
HLR704.948
 
Bachmann, Donna G. (et al.) Women artists, an historical, contemporary and feminist bibliography. Metuchen; London: Scarecrow, 1978.
HLR709.22
 
Baile de Laperriere, Charles. (ed.) The society of women artists exhibitors, 1855-1996, a dictionary of artists and their works in the annual exhibitions of the society of women artists.
Vol.1 compiled by Joanna Soden, foreword by Princess Michael of Kent, introduction by Barbara Tate
Calne: Hilmarton Manor Press, 1996
HLR707.4
 
*Baker, M. Joyce. Images of women in film, the war years, 1941-1945. (Studies in American history and culture, no. 21) Ann Arbor: UMI Press,1980.
X950/16890
 
Block, Adrienne Fried and Carol Neuls-Bates. Women in American music, a bibliography of music and literature. Westport, Conn., London:Greenwood Press, 1979
MUS780.92273
 
*Brown, Pamela Allen, Peter Parolin. Women players in England, 1500-1660 Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005
YC.2006.a.1049
 
Champagne, Lenora. (ed.) Out from under, texts by women performance artists. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1990.
HUS792.082
 
Christensen, Karen, Allen Guttmann & Gertrud Pfister (eds).International encyclopedia of women and sports. New York, London: Macmillan reference USA, 2001
HLR796.082
 
*Chiarmonte, Paula. Women artists in the United States, a selective bibliography and resource guide on the fine and decorative arts, 1750-1986.
Boston, MA. G.K.Hall 1990
Q  704 (Document Supply Shelfmark, RR)
 
Claghorn, Charles Eugene. Women composers and hymnists, a concise bibliographical dictionary. Metuchen, London: Scarecrow, 1984.
MUS782.27
 
*Clement, Catherine. Opera, or, The undoing of women.Translated by Betsy Wing.
London:Tauris, 1997
YK. 1997.b.3363
 
Dunford, Penny. A biographical dictionary of women artists in Europe and America since 1850. New York, London: Harvester Wheatsheaf,1990.
HLR709.22
 
*Ericson, Margaret D.; Donelian, Margaret. Women and music, a selective annotated bibliography on women and gender issues in music, 1987-1992.
New York, London: G.K. Hall & Co. 1996
YC.1996.b.5895
 
Frasier, Jane. (ed.) Women composers, a discography. (Detroit studies in music bibliography, number 50.) Detroit: Information Co-ordinators, 1983
HUS781.30820166
 
*Fuller, Sophie. The Pandora guide to women composers, Britain and the United States 1629- present.
London: Pandora, 1994
YC. 1995.b.1592
 
Gaar, Gillian. She's a rebel, the history of women in rock and roll, preface by Yoko Ono.
London: Blandford,1993.
HUS789.4008209
 
Gaze, Delia. Dictionary of women artists. Vol. 1, Introductory surveys; artists, A-I, Vol. 2, Artists, J-Z. Picture editors, Maja Mihajlovic and Leander Shrimpton. Chicago; London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers,1997.
HLR709.22
 
Giglio, Virginia. Southern Cheyenne women's songs, with a foreword by David P. McAllester. Includes 36 songs, bibliographical references, folksongs and criticism.
Norman; London: University of Oklahoma Press,1994.
HUS789.29730226
 
Gourse, Leslie. Madame jazz, contemporary women instrumentalists. New York, Oxford University Press, 1995
HUS789.5008209
 
Gray, S. The dictionary of women artists. Cambridge :Lutterworth Press, 2009
HLR704.042
 
Greenfield, Mark. Dinah Shore, an exploratory discography.Women singers, Part 1. London: MG and TM, 1980
HUS789.540092
 
Grosenick, Uta. Women artists in the 20th and 21st century. London: Taschen,2001
HLR709.04
 
Handy, D. Antoinette. Black women in American bands and orchestras. Includes index. Metuchen: London: Scarecrow, 1981.
HUS789. 300820899607
 
Hillstrom, L.C. and Hillstrom, K.(eds) Contemporary women artists. Detroit: St. James Press,1999
HLR709.22
 
Jackson, Barbara Garvey. Say can you deny me, a guide to surviving music by women from the 16th to 18th centuries. Fayetteville, AR. University of Arkansas, 1994.
MUS780.164
 
Jenkins, Walter S.  The remarkable Mrs Beach, a biographical account based on her diaries, letters, newspaper clippings and personal reminiscences.
Warren, Michigan: Harmonie Park Press, 1997
MUS789. BEA.
 
Juno, Andrea & Vale, V. (eds.) Angry women, interviews with: Kathy Acker; Susie Bright; Wanda Coleman; Valie Export; Karen Finlay; Diamanda Gai:as; Bell Hooks; Holly Hughes; Lydia Lunch; Kerr & Malley; Linda Montano; Avital Ronell: Sapphire; Carolee Schneemann; Annie Sprinkle. San Francisco; London: RE/Search Publications, 1991.
HUS700.820973
 
Kirkham, Pat. Women designers in the USA, 1900-2000, diversity and difference. Held at the Bard graduate center for studies in the decorative arts, design and culture, 15th November, 2000- 25th February, 2001.
New Haven, London: Yale University Press, 2000
HLR745.449
 
Laird, Ross. Moanin' low, a discography of female popular vocal recordings, 1920-1933.
Westport, Conn: London: Greenwood , 1996.
HUS789.31242082016
 
*LaMay, Thomasin. Musical voices of early modern women: many headed melodies Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005
YC. 2006.a.14454.
 
Leder, Jan. (compiler). Women in Jazz, a discography of instrumentalists, 1913-1968.
Westport, Conn: London: Greenwood , 1985.
HUS789.5140820166
 
Little Coyote, Bertha. Leaving everything behind, the songs and memories of a Cheyenne woman. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997
HUS789.29730266
 
Mellers, Wilfrid. Angels of the night, popular female singers of our time. Oxford: Blackwell, 1986.
HUS789.31242082
 
*Millar, Melanie Stewart. Cracking the gender code: who rules the wired world. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1998
Document Supply shelfmark 99/11417
 
*Mitchell, Caroline. Women and radio. London, New York:Routledge, 2001
Document Supply Shelfmark m01/16301
 
O'Brien, Lucy. She bop, the definitive history of women in rock, pop and soul.
London: Penguin, 1995
HUS789.4008209
 
Petteys, Chris. Dictionary of women artists, an international dictionary of women artists born before 1900. Boston: G.K.Hall, 1985.
HLR709.22
 
Placksin, Sally. American women in jazz, 1990 to the present; their words, lives and music. New York: Wideview, 1982.
HUS789.500820973
HLR709.22
Reich, Nancy B. Clara Schumann: the artist and the woman London: Gollancz, 1985
HUS 780.92
 
*Rosenblum, Naomi. A history of women photographers, a comprehensive history of women's photography from around the world from the mid-1800s to the present. Paris, London: Abbeville Press, 1994.
YC.1995.b.3446
 
Sadie, Julie Anne, & Samuel, Rhian. (eds.) The new Grove dictionary of women composers. London: Macmillan, 1994.
HLR780.92
HUS781.308203
MUS780.922
 
*Schirmer, Lothar (ed.) Women seeing women:  a pictorial history of women's photography from Julia Cameron to Inez van Lamsweerde. Munich: Schirmer; London: Schirmer Art, 2002.
LB.31.b.27736
fm04/1271
 
Selk, Len. A bio-discography.Women singers. Riverdale: Len Selk and Gus Kuhlman, 1997
HUS789.540092WIL
 
Sloan, Jane. Reel Women, an international directory of contemporary feature films about women. Lanham, Maryland; Toronto; Plymouth, UK, 2007
HLR791.4375
 
Steward,Sue.[et al] Signed, sealed and delivered, the true life stories of women in pop.
London: Pluto, 1984.
HUS789.400820922
 
*Tick, Judith. American women composers before 1870. This book is the first study of American women composers and attitudes towards female musicians before 1870. Epping: Bowker Publishing Company, 1983. (Studies in Musicology, No.57)
X431/12030
 
*Tick, Judith & Bowers, Jane. Women making music, the Western art tradition,1150-1950.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.
YM.1986.b.217
 
Valenti, Mary Jo. My sister's song, women's records. Milwaukee, Wi.: Women's Soul Publishing, 1975.
HUS789.300820166
 
Women filmmakers and their films, with introductory essays by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Katrien Jacobs. Detroit, London: St. James Press, 1998
HLR791.43092
 

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