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Saturday, March 24 • 11:15am - 12:45am
Sexuality and the City

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Philip Gentry, “The Erotics of Chance”

Emily Tartanella, “’A Country Mile Behind the World’: A Smithsian sense of place”

Elias Krell, “Singing the Contours of the City: Transvocality and
Affect in Lucas Silveira’s Toronto”

Moderator: Franklin Bruno


Franklin Bruno

Franklin Bruno is the author of Armed Forces, in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series; he is currently writing a book on popular song-form for Wesleyan University Press. His criticism has appeared in The Nation, Oxford American, The Believer, and two editions of Da Capo’s Best Music Writing annual. He has released 14 albums of original songs since 1990, solo and with the bands Nothing Painted Blue and (currently) Human Hearts. His most recent... Read More →

Philip Gentry

Philip Gentry teaches music history at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on American music at mid-century, with interests in performance historiography, the cultural practice of identity politics, and queer theory. He is currently working on a monograph that explores music-making in the United States during McCarthyism. Abstract: | | "The Erotics of Chance" “Life is at its most rewarding,” writes Samuel Delaney... Read More →

Elias Krell

Elias Krell is a doctoral candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. He received a Masters in Music and sang opera professionally for three years. His dissertation project, "Singing Strange: Transvocality in American Music Performance" explores the ways in which transgender and gender variant musicians in the Americas perform identities that move against normative or linear narratives through the voice in music... Read More →

Emily Tartanella

Emily Tartanella is a freelance writer and educator, specializing in the intersections between film, music, and literature, as well queer and gender studies. Her work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Spin, and The Village Voice. She is currently working on an examination of homoerotic images in rock and roll.   Abstract: | | "'A Country Mile Behind the World': A Smithsian Sense of Place " The Smiths were one of the most... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 11:15am - 12:45am
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012