SAM 2020 Program - Saturday

46th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music


Program

Saturday, July 18

 

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10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session 9A: Instrumental Remixes and Stylistic Transformations
LIBBY LARSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: MICHAEL BROYLES, Florida State University
   
  Composing a Nation in Crisis: Musical Americanism and U.S. National Identity in Elie Siegmeister’s Vietnam War Works
APRIL MORRIS, University of Western Ontario    abstract
  The American Maverick Who Looked Back: “Lyrical Rumination” in Lou Harrison’s Elegiac Symphony (1975/88-1942)
JINGYI ZHANG, Harvard University  abstract
   
  Session 9B: Prince
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: FREDARA MAREVA HADLEY, The Juilliard School
   
  “Irresistible B****”: Prince’s Hip-Hop Ambivalence in the 1980s
GRIFFIN WOODWORTH, University of South Carolina Upstateabstract
  The Revolution of 1999: Prince’s Sound Influenced by the Addition of the Revolution 
JEFFREY C. YELVERTON, JR., University of South Carolina  abstract
  Uptown: Making Sense of Prince’s Paisley Park Utopia
BENJAMIN DOLEAC, Christopher Newport University  abstract   handouts
   
  Session 9C: Panel: Bands, Brands, and Brews
ANDREWS SISTERS ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: PATRICK WARFIELD, University of Maryland
   
  Brass Branding in Mobile, Alabama's Carnival
EMILY RUTH ALLEN, Florida State University  abstract
  The Kellogg Band: A Product of Industry and Unionism
KATLIN HARRIS, Louisiana State University  abstract
  Bands of Brew City: The Relationship Between Milwaukee’s Brewing Companies and Local Wind Bands in the Mid-Twentieth Century
KARI LINDQUIST, DePaul University   abstract              
   
  Session 9D: Workshop: Building Bridges, Sounding Spirits: Digitizing American Music
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: JESSE P. KARLSBERG, Emory University
   
  MEREDITH A. DOSTER, Emory University; GREG REISH, Middle Tennessee State University; JAMES REVELL CARR, University of Kentucky   abstract
   
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Session 10A: Transnationalism and Performing Bodies
LIBBY LARSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: ANNE SHREFFLER, Harvard University
   
  Russian Doll: Anna Pavlova, Coppélia, and Ballet in the United States
JAMIE BLAKE, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  abstract
  “Old Man River” in Spain?: Paul Robeson and the Performance of Race During the Spanish Civil War
CAROL A. HESS, University of California, Davis  abstract
  Musicking Transnationally: South Asian American Bodies between Borders
AMEERA NIMJEE, University of Puget Sound   abstract
  Black Atlantic Dialogues: Jitting at the Porous Border of Detroit and Zimbabwe
AUSTIN T. RICHEY, Eastman School of Music  abstract
   
  Session 10B: Queer Protest and Pageantry
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: LLOYD WHITESELL, McGill University
   
  “We Break Time. We Write Really Strange Melodies. We Make Fun of Queers”: Automatic Pilot’s Proto-Queercore San Francisco Sound
LOUIS NIEBUR, University of Nevada, Reno   abstract  
  Punk as Soundtrack to Gay Beauty Pageants in Hawaii
JAMES GABRILLO, The New School   abstract
  Pabllo Vittar, Drag Queen: Performing Subversion of Desire in Brazilian Dance Music
MIRANDA SOUSA, University of Pittsburgh   abstract
   
  Session 10C: Experimentalism at the Walker Art Center
ANDREWS SISTERS ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: ANDREW FLORY, Carleton College
   
  DANIELLE JACKSON, Museum of Modern Art; CAITLIN SCHMID, St. Olaf College; JILL VUCHETICH, Walker Art Center; JEFF WESTON, University of Pittsburgh    abstract
   
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session 11A: Hip-hop Locations and Articulations
LIBBY LARSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: AARON HARCUS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
   
  Reassessing Authenticity in Hip Hop: A Case for Objects
MATTHEW KENT CARTER, The Graduate Center, CUNY   abstract
  Inaudible Queerness: New Orleans Bounce in the Mainstream
LAURON KEHRER, Western Michigan University   abstract
  The “New” Civil Rights Era: Sampling Resistance in Contemporary Conscious Hip-hop 
ALYSSA WOODS, University of Guelph, and ROBERT MICHAEL EDWARDS, University of Ottawa abstract
   
  Session 11B: Voices from Archival Collections
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: CHRISTOPHER SMITH, Texas Tech University
   
  Incarceration, Race, and Early 20th-Century Folk Song Collections: The Lomax Prison Project in Context
VELIA IVANOVA, Columbia University   abstract
  Hearing Identity across Ethnic Divides in the Mennonite Musical Archive
AUSTIN McCABE JUHNKE, The Ohio State University  abstract
  The Jean Trudel Collection: Engaging with Community Partners to Preserve and Disseminate Archival Recordings in Quebec
LAURA RISK, University of Toronto Scarborough   abstract
   
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Session 12A: The Female Celebrity
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: TODD DECKER, Washington University in St. Louis
   
  A New York Actress on Broadway: Marie Cahill and the Early Twentieth-Century Musical
JOHN GRAZIANO, The Graduate Center, CUNY  abstract
  Vamp Queens: Transmedia Relationships and the Influence of Theda Bara on Tin Pan Alley
MARTHA SCHULENBURG, The Graduate Center, CUNY abstract   handouts
  Doris Day in Postwar Hollywood: Creating a Musical Star Persona
GREGORY CAMP, University of Auckland  abstract
   
  Session 12B: Popular Music and Commercial Recording
LIBBY LARSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: PAULA BISHOP, Bridgewater State University
   
  Jingle Function in Contemporary Commercial Advertisements
SAM REENAN, Eastman School of Music   abstract
  Understanding Gender through the Spatialization of Recorded Voice in Contemporary Popular Music
MICHÈLE DUGUAY, The Graduate Center, CUNY   abstract
  Reactive Media: The Theory of Listening in Popular Music Reaction Videos
BYRD McDANIEL, Northeastern University   abstract
   
  Session 12C: Race and Genre
PRINCE ROGERS NELSON ZOOM ROOM
  Chair: DANA GORZELANY-MOSTAK, Georgia College 
   
  Doo-Wop as a “Barber Shop” Sub-Genre: American Close Harmony Under Review
ELIZABETH UCHIMURA, The Florida State University   abstract
  Cultural Geography and Genre Formation in 1930s Fort Worth
SAMUEL PARLER, Baylor University  abstract
  Between Minstrel and Folkloric Authenticity: On the Racialization of Musical Genres in the United States
AARON HARCUS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  abstract
   
5:30 p.m. Business Meeting
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM
6:30 p.m. Virtual Happy Hour!
JOHN KOERNER ZOOM ROOM