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Saturday, April 22 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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This four-person panel will survey the misrepresentation and subtler side of British protest music; our first paper, “Where has all the Protest Music Gone?” serves as an introduction to the ideas that we will be exploring.

Laura Snapes, “Where has all the Protest Music Gone?”
Tom Ewing, "Making Your Mind Up: How Eurovision Caused Brexit"
Hazel Sheffield, “Brexit, Sleaford Mods and Slow Death of a Sixties Dream”
Anna Leszkiewicz “Architecture in Motion: Brutalism in Music Videos”

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Gina Arnold

Twitter | | Gina Arnold is a Visiting Professor at the Evergreen State College. A former rock critic for a number of well known publications, she received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Modern Thought & Literature, and is the author of three books about music, "Route 666... Read More →

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Tom Ewing

Twitter | | Tom Ewing is a researcher and writer who’s worked as a regular columnist for The Guardian and Pitchfork. His long-term project is a history of the UK pop charts by means of reviewing Number One hits. He also works as a political market researcher and his essay on Brexit was published in NY Mag. He presented at Pop Con in 2016, talking about the charts as a vehicle for protest... Read More →
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Anna Leszkiewicz

Twitter | | Anna Leszkiewicz is a pop culture critic for the New Statesman. Based in London, she graduated from Oxford University in 2014, and has also written for the Telegraph, the Guardian, and the Independent. | | “Architecture in Motion: Brutalism in Music Videos” | Brutalist estates are some of the most contested sites in Britain. Aesthetically and politically divisive, are they a towering monument to progressive social ideals, or an ugly, dehumanized concrete jungle? Perhaps none are as contentious as the... Read More →
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Hazel Sheffield

Twitter | | Hazel Sheffield is a journalist and filmmaker based in London. She is working on a reporting project about local economies, exploring resilience and innovation in British regional communities. She was previously business editor of The Independent and a music and culture journalist for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, and The Economist, among others. She co-produced For The Records, a documentary about the last days of Bleecker... Read More →
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Laura Snapes

Twitter | | Laura Snapes is a culture journalist from Cornwall, living in London. Formerly features editor at NME and associate and contributing editor at Pitchfork, she is now a freelance writer for publications such as The Guardian, The Observer, Uncut, The Financial Times, Pitchfork, NPR, MTV News, Buzzfeed, Lenny, Wire, Rookie... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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