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Sunday, March 25 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Julia Sneeringer, “’I’d Never Even Been to Manchester’: Liverpool Musicians in Hamburg’s Entertainment Economy, 1960-1965”

Leonard Nevarez, “How Joy Division Came to Sound like Manchester” 

Lucy O’Brien, “’Can I Have a Taste of Your Ice Cream?’ (Postpunk Feminism and the Yorkshire Ripper)”

Gillian Gower, “Riot Culture: Beats, Banksy, and the Bristol Sound”

Moderator: Devin McKinney


Gillian Gower

Gillian Gower is a PhD student in UCLA’s Department of Musicology. Her research interests include the contextual interplay between affect and politics that contributes to the aesthetics of unique musical subcultures, or scenes, from 14th-century France to present-day England.   Abstract: | | "Riot Culture: Beats, Banksy, and the Bristol Sound" Civil disobedience is something of an established tradition in Bristol; the term... Read More →

Devin McKinney

Devin McKinney is the author of Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History (Harvard, 2003) and The Man who Saw a Ghost: The Life and Times of Henry Fonda (St. Martin’s, forthcoming Fall 2012). He has written for The Village Voice, The American Prospect, The Guardian, Film Quarterly, The Oxford American, and others. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and is completing a master’s degree in library science and archiving.

Leonard Nevarez

Leonard Nevarez is a professor of sociology at Vassar College and the author of Pursuing Quality of Life (Routledge, 2011) and New Money, Nice Town (Routledge, 2003). He blogs at musicalurbanism.blogspot.com.   Abstract: | | "How Joy Division came to sound like Manchester" Joy Division means many things to attentive listeners, including a vicarious journey through Manchester, England, at a bygone era of industrial decline and political... Read More →

Lucy O'Brien

Writer/broadcaster Lucy O’Brien wrote She Bop 1 and II, a history of women in popular music (1995 & 2002), with a third edition due next year. She has also published in-depth biographies including Madonna: Like An Icon (2007) and Dusty (2000). Her paper is drawn from a recently published piece in Vol 1 of the journal Punk & Post Punk. She is Lecturer in Music Journalism at Epsom University of Creative Arts, UK.   Abstract... Read More →

Julia Sneeringer

Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. This paper is part of a work-in-progress on the social history of the early rock and roll scene and the entertainment economy in Hamburg, West Germany. Her earlier work (Winning Women’s Votes, UNC Press 2002) explored political propaganda for women voters, as well as gender and advertising, in Weimar Germany.   Abstract: | | "'I'd... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012