I’ll be giving a talk on “Negotiating Problems of Nostalgia: Music for Buster Keaton’s The General,” prior to a screening of the film with live accompaniment by Andrew Simpson on 18 January 2018 in Pollard Hall, room 204, at Mary Washington University. The event, which is open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m.
My current schedule is below. I’m always available for guest lectures or workshops, conducted in person or over Skype. 18 October 2017: “Money, Sex, and Organs: Preliminary Research on Women Musicians in the Silent Cinema,” Newberry Library, Chicago. 4:00 p.m., Towner Fellows’ Lounge, 2nd Floor. 8-12 November 2017: American Musicological Society annual meeting, Rochester NY. Co-chair, […]
I’ll be presenting a paper on “Nostalgia and Cultural Memory in Scoring for [Buster Keaton’s] The General (1927)” at the AMS-Midwest meeting, 23-24 September 2017 at Roosevelt University. I’ll be talking about race, post-war depictions of the American South in popular entertainment, the use of Southern-signifying music, and more of current relevance. This is a […]
an update: “Alice Smythe Jay, ‘Tipperary,’ and ‘Yakima’: An Early Case of Forensic Musicology” (article) “Music for the Kingdom of Shadows: Cinema Accompaniment in the Age of Spiritualism” (long-form article) “Projection, Erasure, and Recovery: Women in Silent Film Music” (monograph) “Nostalgia and Cultural Memory in Scoring for The General (1927)” (Society for American music 2018 […]
I’ll be at the SCRC conference at UT-Austin in the Glickman Conference Center on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20. On Friday I’ll be talking about “Shakespeare and Music in Silent Cinema” at 10 am in room 1.302 (Glickman Center). My presentation will include an audio-visual reconstruction of Rhode Island cinema musician Frederick J. […]
Many of you are familiar with the idea of the Privilege Walk, in which a mediator reads statements relating to privilege and asks participants to step forward or backwards to indicate their relative positions in society as defined through those privileges. A sample with many common statements can be found here. A Privilege Walk is, […]