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Sunday, March 25 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Yoko, Dollybirds, and a Female Elvis

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Leah Tallen Branstetter, “Little Miss Swivel Hips 1957: In Search of the “Female Elvis”

Alexandra Apolloni, “Beat Girls and Dollybirds: Envoicing Swinging London”

Elizabeth Lindau, “’Mother Superior’: Maternity as Performance Art in the Work of Yoko Ono”

Moderator: Marilisa Merolla


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Alexandra Apolloni

Alexandra Apolloni is a doctoral candidate at UCLA, where she is writing a dissertation on British girl singers in the 1960s, and issues of race and femininity. She is also editor of Echo: a music-centered journal, and contributes to Blogging.LA, a group blog about Los Angeles.   Abstract: | | "Beat Girls and Dollybirds: Envoicing Swinging London" In the mid-1960s, London was said to be swinging. A burgeoning youth culture transformed... Read More →
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Leah Tallen Branstetter

Leah Branstetter is a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University, where she focuses her research on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American popular music, theater music, and opera. She also serves as an editorial assistant for the Journal of the American Musicological Society and volunteers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives. Abstract: | | "Little Miss Swivel Hips 1957: In Search of the 'Female... Read More →
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Elizabeth Lindau

Elizabeth Lindau is a Ph.D. candidate in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation, “Art is Dead. Long Live Rock!” explores rock’s revitalization of avant-gardism. She has presented at meetings of the IASPM-U.S., the Society for American Music, and the Modernist Studies Association.   Abstract: | | "'Mother Superior': Maternity as Performance Art in the Work of Yoko... Read More →
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Marilisa Merolla

Marilisa Merolla is Assistant Professor in Contemporary History, Mass Communication History and City and Landscape History at Department of Social Sciences of “Sapienza” University of Rome. She is the Principal Investigator of the Research Program The sounds of the city. The metamorphosis of gathering places of youth and public policies regarding safety in Rome on a comparative basis with New York, funded by MIUR (Italian Ministry of... 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

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