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Sunday, March 25 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
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Jake Austen, “Icons of Obstinacy: The Urban Enablement of Rock ‘n’ Roll Delusionals 1980s-1990s”

Katherine Meizel, “Size Matters: ‘Mini-Popstars’ and New Dimensions of Celebrity Impersonation”

Eric Hung, “Stayin’ Alive: Senior Citizen Choirs Rocking Out in Korea, China and the U.S.”

Moderator: Carl Wilson


Jake Austen

Jake Austen is an independent music writer and the editor of Roctober magazine. He is the author of TV-a-Go-Go: Rock on TV from American Bandstand to American Idol, the editor of Flying Saucers Rock n Roll (Duke, 2011), and a founder and puppeteer of the cult-favorite cable access... Read More →
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Eric Hung

Executive Director, Music of Asian America Research Center
Executive Director for the Music of Asian America Research Center and previously a Professor of Music History at Rider University. He received a Ph.D. in Musicology from Stanford and an MLIS in Archives & Digital Curation from University of Maryland.

Katherine Meizel

Katherine Meizel is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University. She has published in Slate.com, Popular Music & Society, and other journals and collections. Her book Idolized: Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol (Indiana University Press) was... Read More →

Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson is the author of Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (33 1/3 Series). He is an editor at The Globe and Mail, a blogger at backtotheworld.net and a curator for the Trampoline Hall Lecture Series, and has written for The New York Times, The L.A. Times... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012