Institute for Popular Music

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The University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music Inaugural Lecture

Jocelyn Neal

"Ladies Love Country Boys: Gendered Narratives and the Meaning of Country Music"

Jocelyn Neal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies

Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, River Campus

James Davis

"Maryland, My Maryland: Regionalism, Patriotism, and the Song of a Divided Nation"

James Davis, SUNY Fredonia
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Co-sponsored by the American Studies Program

Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, River Campus

Maureen Mahon

"And the Colored Girls Go . . . African American Women Vocalists and the Sound of Race, Gender, and Authenticity in Rock and Roll"

Maureen Mahon, New York University
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, River Campus


"Pink Floyd's Interstellar Journey to The Dark Side of the Moon"

Shaugn O'Donnell, City College, City University of New York
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hubbell Auditorium


"Stonewall, The Second Wave, and Jazz Hands: The Origins of the 1970s Adult Musical"

Elizabeth Wollman, Baruch College, City University of New York
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gowen Room


"I Am Hip Hop: Religion and Identity Construction in the Music of Erykah Badu"

Margarita Guillory, University of Rochester
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Gowen Room


"The Beatles and Their Gear"(Beatles Celebration Lecture)

Andy Babiuk, author
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dewey 1-101


"Instant Combustion: Fairly Sensational, Dramatic, Wonderful, Funny, Exciting! (Beatles Celebration Lecture)

Walter Everett, University of Michigan
2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2014

Lower Strong Auditorium


"I'm Looking Through You: Black Britons in the Rise of British Rock and Roll"

Lauren Onkey, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gowen Room


"What Remains After the Song: Led Zeppelin, Inc."

Dave Headlam, Eastman School of Music
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gowen Room 


"Hip-Hop Diplomacy: Opportunities and Challenges"

Mark Katz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gowen Room


"We Can’t Rewind – We've Gone Too Far: New Wave as the Inheritor of 'No Future!'"

Cevin Soling, Harvard University
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2014

1-101 Dewey Hall


"Classical Music For People Who Hate Classical Music: Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops"

Ayden Adler, New World Symphony
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Messinger Hall, 10 Gibbs St. at East Avenue