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"The Orthodox Jewish Feminine Divide. Performance, Technology, and the Artist in North America," a talk by IGSF Visiting Professor Dr. Jessica Roda

Event

March 23, 2021, 1:30PM-3:30PM EDT

IGSF Seminar Series

Dr. Jessica Roda

Assistant Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Visiting Professor, IGSF, McGill University

The Orthodox Jewish Feminine Divide. Performance, Technology, and the Artist in North America

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Description:

This talk explores the trajectory of the musical feminine divide in Hasidic and Yeshivish/Litivish circles from its development to its current transformation. Informed by the norms of modesty (tziniut), women and girls act, sing, and dance in an exclusive feminine private space, creating a division with the masculine performative spaces. Whereas performance is not new for Orthodox Jewish women, their newfound access to music production thanks to the “digital turn” has transformed how women and girls create and disseminate their music.

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