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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 dance show Chic-a-Go-Go.   Abstract: | | "Icons of Obstinacy: The Urban Enablement of Rock 'n' Roll Delusionals" With its rumbling music industry mechanisms... Read More →

Eric Hung

Eric Hung is Associate Professor of Music History at Rider University and Executive Director of Gamelan Dharma Swara. His academic research focuses on Asian American music, television music, and musical covers. He also writes about film for Meniscus Magazine.   Abstract: | | "Stayin' Alive: Senior Citizen Choirs Rocking Out in Korea, China and the U.S." As their populations age, “senior citizen” choirs are popping up in... Read More →

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 released in 2011.   Abstract: | | "Size Matters: 'Mini-Popstars' and New Dimensions of Celebrity Impersonation" Las Vegas has long been a national hub of... 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, Slate, the Oxford American and many others.   Abstract: | | "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful: The Death and Life of Great North American... Read More →

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