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FALL 2023 - Spring 2024

All events save one this fall are scheduled for Tuesdays at 5pm ET.

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Co-organizers: Kimberly Mack, Antonia Randolph, Francesca Royster, Gustavus Stadler, Eric Weisbard and Carl Wilson for
Journal of Popular Music Studies, IASPM-US, and the Pop Conference

--September 12-- Sara Marcus, Political Disappointment: A Cultural History from Reconstruction to the AIDS Crisis (Belknap/Harvard University Press)

--September 19—Vanished Spaces: Jesse Rifkin, This Must Be the Place: Music, Community, and Vanished Spaces in New York City (HarperCollins) and Michael Tedder, Top Eight: How MySpace Changed Music (Chicago Review Press)

--September 26 – Jonathan Leal, Dreams in Double Time: On Race, Freedom, and Bebop (Duke University Press) in conversation with Nate Sloan

--October 3 – Ray Padgett, Pledging My Time: Conversations with Bob Dylan Band Members (EWP Press)

--October 10 – Music Videos: Carol Vernallis, The Media Swirl: Politics, Audiovisuality, and Aesthetics (Duke University Press) and Steven Shaviro, The Rhythm Image: Music Videos and New Audiovisual Forms (Bloomsbury)

--October 17— The Possibility Machine: Music and Myth in Las Vegas (University of Illinois Press), with editor Jake Johnson and contributors Joanna Dee Das, Jessica A. Holmes, and Brian F. Wright

--October 24—*POSTPONED* *STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATE* Radical Listening: Lynnée Denise, Why Willie Mae Thornton Matters (University of Texas Press) and Dante Ross, Son of the City (Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book) 

--October 30 (note special day)—Practical Musicology: Michail Exarchos (aka Stereo Mike), Reimagining Sample-based Hip Hop: Making Records within Records (Routledge / Focal Press) and Simon Zagorski-Thomas, Practical Musicology (Bloomsbury)

--November 7 -- Will Hermes, Lou Reed: The King of New York (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

--November 14—Langston Collin Wilkins, Welcome 2 Houston: Hip Hop Heritage in Hustle Town (University of Illinois Press)

--November 21— John Szwed, Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

--November 28—Evelyn McDonnell, The World According to Joan Didion (HarperCollins), in conversation with Ann Powers

--December 5— Peter Coviello, Is There God After Prince? Dispatches from an Age of Last Things (University of Chicago Press), in conversation with Gus Stadler

--December 12—Independent Radio: Katherine Rye Jewell, Live from the Underground: A History of College Radio (University of North Carolina Press) and Robin James, The Future of Rock and Roll: 97X WOXY and the Fight for True Independence (University of North Carolina Press)

--December 19— Tore Størvold, Dissonant Landscapes: Music, Nature, and the Performance of Iceland (Wesleyan University Press)

  2024: Session weeks to be determined


--Nate Patrin in conversation with Michaelangelo Matos, The Needle and the Lens (University of Minnesota Press)

--Corey J. Miles, Vibe: The Sound and Feeling of Black Life in the American South (University

Press of Mississippi) and Kemi Adeyemi, Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago (Duke University Press)

--Ben Apatoff,  Body Count (33 1/3)


—Matthew D. Morrison, Blacksound: Making Race and Popular Music in the United

States (University of California Press)

-- Lee Bidgood and Greg Reish, eds, New Dimensions in Bluegrass Scholarship, book in progres

----Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta, Together, Somehow: Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the Dancefloor (Duke University Press)


--Marc Masters’ High Bias: The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape (University of North; Jerry Kranitz’s Cassette Culture: Homemade Music and the Creative Spirit in the Pre-Internet Age (Vinyl-on-Demand, 2020/2023); Rob Drew’s Unspooled: How the Cassette Made Music Shareable (Duke University Press, Spring 2024).

--Darren Mueller, At the Vanguard of Vinyl: A Cultural History of the Long-Playing Record in Jazz (Duke University Press)

--Ann Powers, Travelling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell (Dey Street Books)


--Elijah Wald, "Jelly Roll Blues: Censored Songs and Hidden Histories,” book in progress

--Taylor Swift: The Songs, The Star, The Fans, Edited by Christa Anne Bentley, Kate Galloway, and Paula Clare Harper, book in progress


--Ma’Chell Duma, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy (33 ⅓)

--John Shaw, “As We Cats Say”: Louis Armstrong, “St. Louis Blues,” and African American Modernism: Solidarity, Resistance, Pluralism, Signifying, book in progress


--Robert Dayton, Cold Glitter: The Untold Story of Canadian Glam (Feral House)


Kimberly Mack, krmack@illinois.eduUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Antonia Randolph,, University of North Carolina

Francesca Royster,, DePaul University

Gus Stadler,, Haverford College

Eric Weisbard,, University of Alabama

Carl Wilson,, Slate, Bookforum, and other venues

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