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Friday, March 23
 

9:00am EDT

Early Category Killers

 

Steve Waksman, “On the World Stage: The Fisk Jubilee Singers and the World’s Peace Jubilee”

Keir Keightley, “From Hogan’s Alley to Tin Pan Alley: Media Synergy at the Turn of the Century”

David Brackett, “Fox Trots, Hillbillies, and the Classic Blues: Categorizing the 1920s”

Yuval Taylor, “’That’s Why Darkies Were Born’: Black Singers and the Minstrel Tradition in New York City, 1931–1933”

Moderator: Theo Cateforis


Speakers
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David Brackett

David Brackett is Associate Professor and Chair of the Musicology Program at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. His publications include the Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates and Interpreting Popular Music. He is currently completing a book on genre... Read More →
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Theo Cateforis

Theo Cateforis is an Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures in the Department of Art & Music Histories at Syracuse University. He is the author of Are We Not New Wave? Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s (University of Michigan Press, 2011) and editor of The Rock History... Read More →
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Keir Keightley

Keir Keightley is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. His most recent publications are “Un voyage via barquinho...: Global Circulation, Musical Hybridization, and Adult Modernity, 1961-69” in Migrating Music (Routledge... Read More →
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Yuval Taylor

Yuval Taylor is the coauthor, with Jake Austen, of Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop (Norton, 2012) and, with Hugh Barker, of Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music (Norton, 2007). He acquires books on music, film, and African American interest... Read More →
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Steve Waksman

Steve Waksman is Associate Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith College. He is the author of This Ain’t the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk (winner of the 2010 Woody Guthrie Award given by IASPM-US) and Instruments of Desire: The Electric... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
The Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GC) 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Urban Cameos

 RJ Smith, “There Was a Time: James Brown in Augusta”

Dave Tompkins, “The Beat Who Cheated Death”

Carlo Rotella, “Shipping Up to Boston: A Pecking Order”

Moderator: Andrew Ross


Speakers
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Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. A contributor to the Nation, the Village Voice, New York Times, and Artforum, he is the author of many books, including No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture, and he is the co-editor of Microphone... Read More →
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Carlo Rotella

Carlo Rotella, Director of American Studies and Professor of English at Boston College, writes regularly for the New York Times Magazine and Washington Post Magazine and writes an op-ed column for the Boston Globe. His next book, Playing in Time, will be published in 2012.   Abstract:"Shipping... Read More →
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RJ Smith

RJ Smith has been a senior editor at Los Angeles magazine, a contributor to Blender, a columnist for The Village Voice, a staff writer at Spin, and a contributor to numerous other publications. His award-winning cultural history, The Great Black Way, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller... Read More →
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Dave Tompkins

Dave Tompkins’ vocoder book, How To Wreck A Nice Beach, was named entertainment book of the year by Amazon in 2010. His writing has appeared in Oxford American, Grantland, The Believer, Village Voice and The Wire.   Abstract:"The Beat Who Cheated Death" “The Beat Who Cheated... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
The Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GC) 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

1:00pm EDT

“We’re Gonna Rise When the Sun’s Going Down”: Peter Stampfel in Conversation with RJ Smith

A ramble through the life of the man Robert Christgau called the other genius to come out of the Greenwich Village folk scene, with pointers on the days before Bob, Harry Smith, the Fugs, playing music with Sam Shepard, Mississippi John Hurt, and Lester Bangs, the great Have Moicy album, and the recent recording of Have Moicy 2.


Speakers
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RJ Smith

RJ Smith has been a senior editor at Los Angeles magazine, a contributor to Blender, a columnist for The Village Voice, a staff writer at Spin, and a contributor to numerous other publications. His award-winning cultural history, The Great Black Way, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller... Read More →
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Peter Stampfel

Peter Stampfel has been called the other genius to come out of the Greenwich Village folk scene (Bob Christgau said it). He can talk folk in the days before Bob, the birth of the Fugs, playing with Sam Shepard, Mississippi John Hurt, and Lester Bangs, the great Have Moicy album and... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GC) 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012