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Friday, March 23 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Urban Poetics

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Lori Brooks, “The Urban Poetics of Ragtime”

Jonathan Bogart, “The Little Window in My Shanty Streets: Urban Romanticism in Latin Music between the Wars”

Moderator: Charles McGovern


Jonathan Bogart

Jonathan Bogart is a listener and writer from Arizona. His examination of Ke$ha was selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of Da Capo Best Music Writing, and his writing on music history has been noted in Pitchfork and the Guardian. He blogs at jonathanbogart.tumblr.com. Abstract: "The Little Window in My Shanty Streets: Urban Romanticism in Latin Music between the Wars" Carlos Gardel’s 1934 tango “Mi Buenos Aires... Read More →

Lori Brooks

Lori L. Brooks is assistant professor in the Program in American Culture and the Department of African American Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has recently completed a book-length manuscript on African American men who wrote ragtime songs for Tin Pan Alley and performed in vaudeville in New York City. She is currently pursuing two projects—a history of black female comediennes during the first half of the 20th... Read More →

Charlie McGovern

Charlie McGovern teaches American studies and History at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He wrote Sold American Consumption and Citizenship in American Life, 1890-1945, and he co-founded the Duke University Press series Refiguring American Music. He’s working on a book on pop music, race and citizenship, along with a shorter project on Nat Cole.   Abstract: | | "'Up in the Streets of Harlem': Black Vocal Groups and Postwar... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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