Tuesday January 19, 2021 (3-4pm)
“Things Not Seen: Race and American Popular Music”
with Mr. Jack Hamilton
Jack Hamilton is associate professor of American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Virginia and the author of Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination. He is also the pop critic for Slate magazine, and his writing has appeared in print and online in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and many other publications. He is currently working on a book about music and technology since the 1960s.
In advance of the event, feel free to take a look at this expert of Mr. Jack Hamilton's book Just Around Midnight or listen to the playlist which accompanies the book.
How Rock and Roll Became White
Just Around Midnight Playlist
Tuesday January 26, 2021 (3-4pm)
'Ha Ha Blues': Unsettling & Joyful Possibility in Black Women's Pre-War Blues Music.'
with Dr. Sophie Abramowitz
Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89643241031
Sophie Abramowitz is the 2021-2021 ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow at Brown University, in a dual appointment with the Center for Digital Scholarship and the Department of American Studies. Her research focuses on creative world-building through collecting and musical performance in America in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. She also collaborates on a number of archival, digital, and public humanities projects, including multi-platform releases of the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival (Third Man Records) and Mabel Hillery and Johnny Shines’ performance at the 1975 Miami Blues Festival (Americana Music Productions).
In advance of the event, feel free to take a look at the following pre-readings and playlists:
Volume one of the Anna Arbor Blues Festival on Spotify
Review of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom