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Friday, April 21 • 11:15am - 1:15pm
Politics of Sex and Consent

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Lucy O’Brien, “Destroy the Spectacle: Alison Goldfrapp and Murder in the English Countryside”
Rebecca Sheehan, “‘Little 15’: Pop Music and the Politics of Consent That May Impact Political Messages in Music”
Tyina Steptoe, “Sex, Race, and Early Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Moderators
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Maria Elena Buszek 

Maria Elena Buszek is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver. Her recent publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture and Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art, and contributions to the anthology Punkademics: The Basement Show in the Ivory Tower and exhibition catalog Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. Her current book project explores the history of art/music hybrids since 1977. | | Roundtable: What is Politics? | Music and politics. These are both highly contested terms, difficult to define despite the fact that we use them constantly. To place them in relation to each other is to destabilize them even more, and to intensify the issues they raise. This panel interrogates the common-sense understandings of these keywords to locate the politics that inhabit hidden spaces, affective exchanges, aesthetics, postures, and embodiments. Beyond the notion that musical politics are something we know when we see... Read More →

Speakers
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Jane Kozey

Jane Kozey is a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at NYU, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University (2014). Jane's current project focuses on popular music's role in LGBT self-representation in Russia. Other interests include sound studies, critical race theory, and the role of discipline and listening in U.S. public schools... Read More →
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Lucy O’Brien

Twitter | | Writer/broadcaster Lucy O’Brien has published She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Popular Music (2013), plus in-depth biographies Madonna: Like An Icon (2007) and Dusty (2000). She played in all-girl punk band The Catholic Girls, and has contributed to a range of titles including the Guardian, Sunday Times, Q, and MOJO. She is currently Course Leader for the BA Music Journalism and BA Music Marketing... Read More →
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Rebecca Sheehan

Twitter | | Rebecca Sheehan is the director of the Gender Studies program and a lecturer in Sociology at Macquarie University, and a visiting fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. She is working on a monograph entitled Rise of the Superwoman: How Sex Remade Gender in... Read More →
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Tyina Steptoe

Twitter | | Tyina Steptoe is a historian who writes and teaches about race, gender, and culture in the twentieth-century United States. Her book, Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City, was published by the University of California Press in 2015. She is currently working on a book manuscript that explores race, sexuality, and rhythm and blues music. She works at the University of Arizona in Tucson... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 1:15pm
Learning Labs MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109