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Friday, March 23 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Turn It Up! Two: Making Community

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Matthew Carrillo-Vincent, “Ears to the Streets, Peripheral Beats:
The New Social Map of Backpack Rap”

Evelyn McDonnell, “The Roads to Ruin”

Rachel Devitt, “I Love a (Pride) Parade: Queer Community-Building,
Temporary Spaces and Politicized Kitsch among LGBT Marching Bands”

Moderator: Elizabeth Keenan


Matthew Carrillo-Vincent

Matthew Carrillo-Vincent is a Doctoral Candidate in English and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. He is completing his dissertation on the politics of male sentimentality in US popular cultures, from abolitionist literature to emo music.   Abstract: | | "Ears to the Streets, Peripheral Beats: The New Social Map of Backpack Rap" The myth of sentimentality is that it’s a white man’s game; the myth of the... Read More →

Rachel Devitt

Rachel Devitt is a writer and editor who currently writes and edits predominantly in the digital media world for outlets like Rhapsody and Google Music. She also has a PhD in ethnomusicology and is working on a book about pop music in queer performance art. She plays the flute in Chicago\'s LGBT marching band (and realizes the futility of said endeavor).   Abstract: | | "I Love a (Pride) Parade: Queer Community-Building, Temporary... Read More →

Elizabeth Keenan

Elizabeth K. Keenan completed her doctorate at Columbia University in 2008 with a dissertation on feminist politics, popular music, and the American middle class. Her work has received the Wong Tolbert and Lise Waxer Prizes from the Society for Ethnomusicology and has been published in Women & Music, JPMS, and Current Musicology. She teaches at Fordham University and Columbia University.   Abstract: | | "Out in the Streets: 1960s Girl... Read More →

Evelyn McDonnell

Evelyn McDonnell is assistant professor of journalism and new media at Loyola Marymount University. She’s the author of Mamarama, Army of She and Rent by Jonathan Larson and coedited Rock She Wrote and Stars Don’t Stand Still in the Sky. She has been the editorial director of www.MOLI.com, pop culture writer at The Miami Herald, and senior editor at The Village Voice.   Abstract: | | "The Roads to Ruin" In 1975 five teenagers... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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