Music, Media and Culture Lecture Series
Lectures will be announced on today.mun.ca
MMaP is pleased to announce our lineup for the 2011-2012 Music, Media and Culture lecture series.
All lectures take place at 7:30pm in the MMaP Gallery on the second floor of the Arts and Culture Centre. They are free and open to all!
You can download our lecture series brochure here.
Wednesday, October 12 @ 7:30pm
Dr. Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansas
"Torquing Back: Alternative Spins on Jitterbug Memory,
Dance Floor Democracy, and the Hollywood Canteen"
Sherrie Tucker, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Kansas, is the author of Swing Shift: All-Girl Bands of the 1940s (Duke, 2000), and co-editor, with Nichole T. Rustin, of Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies (Duke, 2008). She is currently completing a book entitled Dance Floor Democracy: the Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen (supported by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities). She is a member of the Improvisation, Gender, and the Body team for Ajay Heble's Collaborative Research Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, entitled, "Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice."
Monday, November 7 @ 7"30pm
Dr. Chris Tonelli, Memorial University of Newfoundland
"Pastiche as Event: Theorizing Imitation in Recorded Popular Music"
Chris Tonelli completed his graduate work in the Critical Studies and Experimental Practices in Music Program at the University of California, San Diego and has taught at the New Zealand School of Music. His research interests include theorization of the voice, transnational flows of music between North America and Japan, reception theory, whiteness and masculinity, and improvisation. He is currently visiting Assistant Professor at the MUN School of Music.
Tuesday, February 8 @ 7:30pm
Dr. Brian Cherwick
"From Polka to Pow Wow: The Ukrainian Recording Industry in Winnipeg"
Brian Cherwick specializes in the musical traditions of Ukrainians in both the Ukrainian diaspora and in Ukraine. He has taught at the University of Alberta and Athabasca University and has worked as a researcher for the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village museum and as a Music Specialist with Edmonton Public Schools. His research interests include ethnic identity, performance studies, the ethnic music industry, material culture and oral history. His recent work documented historic leather trades in east central Alberta. He has performed throughout North America and Europe and his compositions have been broadcast on four continents and even featured on Hockey Night in Canada.
Monday, March 26 @ 7:30pm
Dr. Dylan Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dylan Robinson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is part of the Indigeneity in the Contemporary World project. Recent projects include "The Aesthetics of Reconciliation in Canada," a study of the role that the arts play at the Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and dramaturgical development of a new opera with mezzo-soprano Marion Newman (Kwagiulth) and composer Anna Höstman based on contemporary and historical interactions between the Nuxalk First Peoples and Norwegian settlers in the Bella Coola area of British Columbia.