Warwick, Jacqueline 1969-
Warwick, Jacqueline 1969-
Office—Dalhousie University, Music Department, Rm. 407, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada; fax: 902-494-2801. E-mail—[email protected]; [email protected]
Academic and musicologist. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, assistant professor of music, coordinator of the Gender and Women's Studies Programme.
International Association for the Study of Popular Music.
Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s, Routledge (New York, NY), 2007.
(Editor, with Raymond Knapp and Steven Baur) Musicological Identities: Essays in Honor of Susan McClary, Ashgate (Burlington, VT), 2008.
Founding editor of Echo. Contributor to Journal of American History, and Popular Musicology Online, and Journal of the American Musicological Society.
Jacqueline Warwick is an academic and musicologist. Warwick completed her first two degrees in Canada at the University of Toronto and York University. She then moved to the United States to complete a Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles. Warwick entered a career in academia upon completing her dissertation as an assistant professor of music at Dalhousie University.
In 2007 Warwick published Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s. The book analyzes the phenomenon of girl groups, focusing particularly on the 1960s. Warwick covers successful groups, including the Supremes, Ronettes, and Crystals, and breakaway individual artists, like Diana Ross, in the text but also looks at the producers, such as Phil Spector, who shaped their careers. From a feminist perspective, Warwick shows how female vocal groups helped aid a women's revolution in the industry and society at large. Crystal K. Wiebe, writing in Harp Magazine, thought the writing style was "overly formal," adding that it was quite clear "that the book grew out of an academic project." Wiebe did compliment the book's "thoroughness" and Warwick's authority on the subject. Wiebe concluded that "through Warwick's Marxist feminist lens, even thin-voiced Diana Ross seems worthy of a little more R-E-S-P-E-C-T."
Warwick followed her first book with Musicological Identities: Essays in Honor of Susan McClary in 2008, a book she edited with Raymond Knapp and Steven Baur.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Harp Magazine, May, 2007, Crystal K. Wiebe, review of Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s.
Dalhousie University, Department of Music Web site,http://music.dal.ca/ (January 23, 2008), author profile.