Lectures in Musicology is co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.
Lectures will begin at 4 p.m. in the 18th Avenue Library (second floor, Music/Dance Library, Room 205), 175 West 18th Ave., unless otherwise noted. These events are FREE and open to the public.
Abstracts and Speakers
September 24 — Ring-a-ding-ding: Performance Styles in the Movies and Music of Frank Sinatra. Dana Polan, New York University.
October 1 — Transnationalism Comes Home: UNESCO, USIA, and Women's Advocacy for Music. Danielle Fosler-Lussier, The Ohio State University.
October 8 — Blasting the Heritage Corner: Arab-Jewish Slam Poetry and the Performance of Resistance in Israel. Michal Raizen, author.
October 22 — The Musical World of Jean Gerson (1363–1429). Graeme Boone, The Ohio State University.
October 29 — The Sounds of Equity and Inclusion: Hip-Hop in Brazil and Beyond It. Dave McLaughlin, The Ohio State University.
- 2/12/18: "I'll sing with my friends again": The Antiphonal Life of Paul Robeson. Shana L. Redmond, UCLA. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Departments of African American & African Studies and Comparative Studies.
- 2/19/18: Early Folk World: Searching for Humanity in 20th Century Industrial Modernity. David Samuels, New York University. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Ethnomusicology Program.
- 2/26/18: Music in the U.S. Army Military Government in Korea, 1945–1948. Hye-Jung Park, The Ohio State University.
- 3/5/18: Ethnography, Brass Bands and the Ethics of Engagement in American HONK Street Band Festivals. Erin T. Allen, The Ohio State University.
- 3/26/18: A Composer Listens: Luciano Berio’s Nineteenth Century. Thomas Peattie, University of Mississippi.
- 4/2/18: (I Can Be) "All by Myself": Altering Convention through Popular Song in "Bridget Jones’s Baby." Elizabeth Kirkendoll, The Ohio State University.
- 4/9/18: Singing Mennonite from the City: Performance, Politics and Ethnicity. Austin McCabe Juhnke, The Ohio State University.
- 4/16/18: Music and Painting in the Sienese Confraternities: Adoramus te, Christe and the Provenance of Domenico di Bartolo’s Madonna of Humility (1433). Timothy J. Dickey, musicologist and reference librarian.
- 9/18/17: Screening of Keita: The heritage of the griot (1995), film by Dani Kouyaté.
- 9/25/17: Conversation with filmmaker Dani Kouyaté and Professor Ryan Skinner: On the role and significance of music and sound in the cinematic oeuvre of Dani Kouyaté. Co-sponsored by the Global Mobility Project, Office of International Affairs, African American and African Studies, Comparative Studies, French and Italian, Ethnomusicology Program.
- 9/26/17: Screening of "While We Live" (Dani Kouyaté, 2016). Co-sponsored by the School of Music, African American and African Studies, French and Italian, Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Global Mobility Project, the Office of International Affairs, Ethnomusicology Program.
- 10/2/17: The Meaning of Nonsense: Vocable Singing and Rightwing Melancholia in Neofolk. Benjamin Teitelbaum, University of Colorado–Boulder. Co-sponsored by Germanic Languages and Literatures, Ethnomusicology Program.
- 10/9/17: Staging Romani Belonging in Turkey: Between Nationalism and Globalism. Danielle V. Schoon, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures & Dance, The Ohio State University. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) and Dance, Ethnomusicology Program.
- 10/16/17: Musical Indeterminacy as Critical and Affirmative Play. Kirsten L. Speyer Carithers, musicology, Ohio State School of Music.
- 11/1/17: Ramala: an American “Indianist” Opera, Musicological Lecture Concert and World Première Presentation. A. Scott Parry, director of Opera & Lyric Theatre; Katie Graber, musicologist, Ohio State School of Music.
- 11/27/17: A Drop of Midnight: Musical meditations on race, culture and identity. Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité, author, musician and actor. Co-sponsored by the Global Mobility Project, Office of International Affairs, African American and African Studies, Comparative Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Ethnomusicology Program.
Visit the Lecture Series Archive to view prior academic years' topics and speakers.