Promises & Possibilities:
A POPULAR CULTURE RESEARCH CLUSTER SYMPOSIUM
May 2, 2003
8:30-9 AM: Pre-symposium coffee
9-10:15 AM: Norman
10:30-11:15 AM: Carla
11:30-12:15 PM: Eric
12:15-1:15 PM: LUNCH
1:30-2:15 PM: Bernard
2:30-4 PM: SEMINAR
/ Tricia Rose
GENDRON is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
His books include Technology and the Human Condition (St. Martins,
1976) and Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club: Popular Music and
the Avant-Garde (Chicago, 2002). His talk is on rocknrolls
acquisition of hegemonic cultural capital, in spite of the assumption
that jazz has higher aesthetic status. He writes: "My objective
is twofold: to show the importance of studying the interrelationships
of the jazz and rock fields, and to enrich our understanding of the
complexities of cultural capital in popular music."
KLEIN is a cultural critic, curator, urban and media historian,
novelist, and professor at the California Institute of the Arts. His
books include The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure
of Memory (Verso, 1997) and Seven Minutes: The Life and Death
of the American Animated Cartoon (Verso, 1993). His book-in-progress
is entitled The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects,
a history of special effects environments including f/x cinema, cyberspace,
and digitalized Hollywood. His talk considers new points of origin for
our current crisis in the arts and its institutions, and new points
of departure for digital media, the urban imaginary, and the novel.
is Assistant Professor of American Studies at UC Santa Cruz. He is the
author of What is This Thing Called Jazz? African American Musicians
as Artists, Critics, and Activists (U. of California, 2002). Porter
writes about African American history, popular music, and race and ethnicity.
His talk on black music that straddles the line between "the popular"
and "the avant-garde," shows how popular/avant-garde artists
agendas and the critical spaces they open up provide a rich terrain
for exploring a variety of questions pertaining to the political value
of black music.
TRICIA ROSE is Professor of American Studies at UC Santa Cruz. Her Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Wesleyan, 1994) received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1995. Her oral narrative project on black womens sexuality in America, entitled Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, will be published this year by Farrar, Straus, Giroux. She has published widely in scholarly journals as well as in national publications such as Time, The New York Times, and The Village Voice. She will lead a discussion on methodological issues in popular culture research.
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