Trafficking modernities: Gender and cultural authority in the case of the woman organist, Lilian Frost

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Abstract

The article explores the tensions inherent in the life story of Australian organist Lillian Frost in terms of the intersection of gender, modernity, and aesthetic reaction to modernity. It is argued that Frost may be considered as a trafficker of cultural modernities by representing the first intrusion of modernity into the confines of the Pitt Street Congregational Church. It is further contended that Frost acted as a cultural authority as her performances became high profile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-118
Number of pages20
JournalHecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation
Volume37
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011

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