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dc.contributor.authorGreening, Brittany
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-06T12:53:47Z
dc.date.available2018-04-06T12:53:47Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73842
dc.description.abstractPatti Smith’s androgynous gender performance is often cited as one of her defining performance characteristics. This thesis aims to determine whether Smith’s androgyny might be conceptualized as a subversive tactic to either the masculinist ethos of rock ‘n’ roll, or the limitations of prescribed femininity in general society. To draw a conclusion, it analyzes primary sources of the written, musical, and video variety from the first three years of Smith’s career as a rock ‘n’ roll performer. This thesis traces the influences in her musical and performance characteristics to determine to what extent they inform her performance of androgyny. Furthermore, it locates her performance strategies within both the overall trajectory of rock ‘n’ roll, and her specific New York City context.en_US
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dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectPunk cultureen_US
dc.subjectandrogynyen_US
dc.subjectsubversionen_US
dc.subjectRock groups
dc.title"Fire of Unknown Origin": Patti Smith, Androgyny, and the New York Undergrounden_US
dc.date.defence2018-03-29
dc.contributor.departmentFountain School of Performing Artsen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Steven Bauren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Estelle Jouberten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Mona Holmlunden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Jacqueline Warwicken_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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