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Carol Sawyer's Bibliography

* Abbate, Carolyn. "Opera; or, the Envoicing of Women." Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship. Ed. Ruth Solie. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. 225-58.

*Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.Brown, Lorna, Susan Edelstein and Carol Sawyer.

*Amazonia: The Amazing Story of One Woman's Transformation, plus: The Three Bad Sisters and the Cloud of Doom. Exhibition catalogue for Amazon. Vancouver: Artspeak Gallery,1998.

* Christiansen, Rupert. Prima Donna. London: The Bodley Head Ltd, 1984.

* Cloverdale, Linda, trans. The Grain of the Voice: Interviews 1962-1980. By Roland Barthes, New York: Hill and Wang, 1985.

* Dame, Joke. "Unveiled Voices: Sexual Difference and the Castrato." Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology. Eds. Philip Brett, Elizabeth Wood, and Gary C. Thomas. New York and London: Routledge, 1994.

*Denner, Arthur, trans. The Angel's Cry: Beyond the Pleasure Principle in Opera. By Michel Poizat, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.

*Gladwell, Adele Olivia. Catamania: the Dissonance of Female Pleasure and Dissent. London: Creation Books, 1995.

*Koestenbaum, Wayne. The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality and Desire. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.

* Leonardi, Susan J., and Rebecca A. Pope. The Diva's Mouth: Body, Voice, Prima Donna Politics. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1996.

* Levin, Thomas Y., trans. "The Curves of the Needle". By Theodor W. Adorno, October 55 (Winter 1990).

*McClary, Susan. Feminine Endings: Music, Gender, and Sexuality. Minnesota, Oxford: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.

*Radul, Judy. "You Don't Say: Voices From the Incongruous Outside." One Fine Evening, Catalogue. Vancouver: Western Front, 1996.

*Sawyer, Carol. An Incomplete History of the Voice, in five acts. Masters Thesis. Simon Fraser University. Burnaby, B.C.:1998.

*Shultz, Gladys Denny. Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1962.

*The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. New York and London: MacMillan Press Limited, 1992 and 1994.

*Verne, Jules. Le Chateau des Carpathes. Maurice Mourier. Introduction. Paris: Presses Pocket, 1992.

*Ware, W. Porter and Thaddeus C. Lockard, Jr. P.T. Barnum Presents Jenny Lind: The American Tour of the Swedish Nightingale. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

*Wing, Betsy, trans. Opera, or the Undoing of Women. By Catherine. Clément. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988. Reference Corporation, 1997.

*Zapf, Donna. A Quaver of Coloraturas; A Spite of Prima Donnas; A Peal of Jezebels; A Host of Angels; or, Desperately Seeking Ophelia. Exhibition brochure for Ophelia by Carol Sawyer. Vancouver: Contemporary Art Gallery, 1996.




Cyber Psychic

Astra - The Cyber Psychic


Divine your fate and fortune using the stars and mystic arts by consulting with Astra the Cyberspace Psychic's weekly forcasts. Astra demonstrates the art and science of fortune-telling through Western astrology.

Astra also combines her reading with the popular and sophisticated art of divination through Chinese astrology by using the Chinese calendar, the signs and their relationships. Astra's weekly forecasts will be drawn up and interpreted with her assessment of the influence of the planets and their patterns. Remember to check here for your Zodiac sign.

Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle, each year of which is named after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics to its year. Many Chinese believe that the year of a person's birth is the primary factor in determining that person's personality traits, physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happiness throughout his/her lifetime. To learn about your Animal Sign, find the year of your birth under the signs below.



1920 1932 1944 1956 1698 1680 1992 2004


1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005


1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006


1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007


1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008


1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009


1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998


1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999


1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000


1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001


1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002


1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003


Rooster: A pioneer spirit devoted to work and quest after knowledge. Sometimes selfish and eccentric. Trouble with rabbits but fine with Snakes and Ox.

Tiger: A fighting spirit - aggressive and courageous. A sensitive deep thinker who is true blue with friends. Marry a horse or Dog but beware of the Monkey.

Rabbit: Luckiest of signs - talented and affectionate, yet shy. You seek peace. Marry a Sheep or a Pig - no Rooster.

Snake: Wise and Intense, but vain. Passionate and determined. A winner with money. Rooster and Ox are your closest signs - Pig in enemy.

Sheep: Elegant and creative - best in arts. Passionate but timid. Most compatible with Rabbits and Pigs. Avoid Ox.

Dog: Honest and loyal leader of men. Generous but stubborn. Earmarked for success. Horses and Tigers are friendly but watch out for Dragons.

Pig: Shy but short tempered. Affectionate and kind to loved ones. You are impulsive and honest. Most compatible with Sheep and Rabbits. Steer clear of other Pigs.

Dragon: Excitable, with complex life, Stubborn on outside-soft hearted inside. A born leader. Compatible with Monkey and Rat. Beware of Dog.

Horse: Cheerful and popular, but impatient. handy with money - always a winner. Compatible with Tiger and Dog-but never a Rat.

Monkey: Very intelligent and able to influence people. Good politician. Thirsty for knowledge. Talented and inventive, but easily discouraged. Seek a Dragon or Rat-not Tiger.

Ox: Bright inspiring and easy going. You make an outstanding parent. You should marry a Snake or Rooster but not a Sheep.

Rat: Ambitious and honest but prone to spend freely. Quick to anger. Compatible with Dragons and Monkeys-Avoid Horses.

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