Below is a list of papers to be presented at AMS Louisville by people affiliated with institutions or locations in the chapter. Also included are sessions chaired or organized by AMS-NE members. Please consider providing a summary of any of these sessions/papers so that they can be shared here on the AMS-NE Blog.
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11/12 Thursday Afternoon, 2 to 5 p.m.
SESSION: Blackface Legacies
- Henry Stoll (Harvard University), “Peau blanche, masques noirs: Operatic Blackface in Colonial Haiti”
- William O’Hara (Harvard University), “Atonality in Monterey: Leonard Rosenman’s Score for East of Eden and the Sound Worlds of Cinematic Modernism”
SESSION: Listening Beyond Hearing: Music and Deafness
- Jessica Holmes (McGill University), “‘How to Truly Listen’? Resisting an Idealized Sense of the Deaf Body”
- Jeannette Jones (Boston University), “‘Hearing Deafly’: Reshaping the Geography of Sound in the Body”
11/12 Thursday Evening, 8 to 11 p.m.
SESSION: Ecomusicology and the History of Science
- Kate Galloway (Memorial University of Newfoundland), “The Soundscapes and Technologies of Energy Industries”
SESSION: "Making History": An AMS Oral History Panel
Kay Kaufman Shelemay (Harvard University), Chair
SESSION: Prima Donnas and Leading Men on the French Stage, 1830-1900
Session co-organized by Hilary Poriss (Northeastern University)
Sean Parr (Saint Anselm College)
SESSION: What is Accessible Musicology?
Jeannette Jones (Boston University), Organizer
- William Cheng (Dartmouth College), “Sounding Good: Musicology, Rhetoric, Repair”
- Meghan Schrader (University of New Hampshire), “Tasting The Forbidden Fruit: Verbal Learners and the Construction of New Music Pedagogy at the Crossroads of Music History and Theory”
11/13 Friday Morning, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Melvin Backstrom (McGill University), “Ned Lagin’s Seastones and the Crossover of High Art and Popular Music within the San Francisco Rock Music Scene”
SESSION: Contemporary "Classical" Music
Daniel M. Callahan (Boston College), Chair
- Marianna Ritchey (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), “Contemporary Classical Music as Capitalist Mythology”
- Frederick Reece (Harvard University), “How to Forge a Missing Link: Winfried Michel’s ‘Haydn’ and the Style-Historical Imagination”
SESSION: “It Goes Like This”: Performance Practice
- Cindy L. Kim (Burlington, Mass.), “In Defense of a Performers’ Art: Nineteenth-Century Singers’ Discourse on Ornamentation”
SESSION: “Nationalism is Back”
David Schneider (Amherst College), Chair
Laura Moore Pruett (Merrimack College), “"Une Fête sous les tropiques: Tourist Nationalism in Gottschalk’s Symphonie Romantique"
SESSION: Nineteenth-Century Piano Culture
- Paul Berry (Yale University), “Casualties of Scholarship in Brahms’s Piano Trio, op. 8"
11/13 Friday Afternoon, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Louisville’s “Unconscious Composers”: Mildred Hill, the
Courier’s Women’s Edition, and how “Happy Birthday” was
made From African American Street Cries
Anne Shreffler (Harvard University), Moderator
11/13 Friday Afternoon, 2 to 4 p.m.
POSTER SESSION: The Tasso in Music Project
- Emiliano Ricciardi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), “The Tasso in Music Project: A Digital Edition of the Madrigals on Torquato Tasso’s Poetry”
11/13 Friday Afternoon, 2 to 5 p.m.
SESSION: Jewish Topics in American Music/CultureKlára Móricz (Amherst College), Chair
SESSION: Music and Philosophy
- James Parakilas (Bates College), “From Hesiod’s Muses to Plato’s Music”
SESSION: Tape: An Archaeology of the Twentieth Century
Peter McMurray (Harvard University), Chair
Joseph Auner (Tufts University) and Brian Kane (Yale University), Respondents
11/13 Friday Evening, 5 to 7 p.m.
STUDY GROUP: Music and Philosophy Study Group Business Meeting
- Felipe Ledesma Núñez (Harvard University), “Defining Mestizaje: Race and Power in Modern Ecuador”
11/13 Friday Evening, 8 to 11 p.m.
SESSION: New Musical Scholarship on Dance
- Alexandre Abdoulaev (Boston University), “‘So Shout and Feel It’: Count Basie’s Savoy Broadcasts and the Last Great Swing Revolution, 1937-38"
- Anne Searcy (Harvard University), “‘Ballet is Flowers’: Balanchine and the New York City Ballet in the Soviet Union, 1962"
in Conversation with Emily Wilbourne
Stephan Pennington (Tufts University), co-chair
SESSION: Feminist Musicology and Contingent Labor
- Clara Latham (Harvard University), “Adjunct Teaching in Musicology”
- Margarita Restrepo (Walnut Hill School for the Arts), “Contingent Labor and Exclusion”
SESSION: “I Concentrate on You”: Contemplating the Music
and Lyrics of Cole Porter
James Hepokoski (Yale University), Chair and Participant
SESSION: “The Vibrating Tone Travels Onward”: Ernst
Bloch’s Musical Thought"
Benjamin Korstvedt (Clark University)
11/14 Saturday Morning Sessions 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SESSION: (During and After) World War II
- Emily Richmond Pollock (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Rank and File: The Everyday Autobiographies of German Opera after World War II”
SESSION: Topics in Dance
- Damien Mahiet (Boston, Mass.), “‘A Ballet of Children for Children’: The Unbearable Lightness of the Nutcracker”
11/14 Saturday Afternoon Sessions 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Committee on Career-Related Issues, Session IV:
“Beyond the Printed Page: Electronic Publishing and
its Implications for Musicology”
Michael Scott Cuthbert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
11/14 Saturday Afternoon Sessions 2 to 5 p.m.
SESSION: Ars Nova in Flux
- Karen Desmond (McGill University), “When Was the ars nova?"
- Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University), “New Voices for Vitry”
SESSION: Austria and Germany, c. 1800
- Tom Beghin (McGill University), “Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata op. 106: Legend, Difficulty, and the Gift of a Broadwood Piano"
- Laura Stokes (Brown University / Indiana University), “Imagining Historical Prussia through Lebende Bilder”
Joseph Auner (Tufts University), chair
- Daniel Walden (Harvard University), “Schoenberg’s Typewriter: The Notenschreibmaschine and Musical Composition”
SESSION: Twentieth-Century France
- Steven Huebner (McGill University), “Faith and Ideology in Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites”
SESSION: Women Composing Modern Opera
- W. Anthony Sheppard (Williams College), “Exoticism: Do Women Do It Differently?”
11/14 Saturday Evening Session 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
SESSION: New Perspectives on Fidelio at Its Bicentenary
Paul-André Bempechat (Harvard University), Respondent
11/14 Saturday Evening Session 8 to 10 p.m.
Ludomusicology Study Group Inaugural Meeting
William Cheng (Dartmouth College), Chair
11/14 Saturday Evening Session 8 to 10:30 p.m.
SESSION: Music and Emotion in Televised Political Ads
Paul Christiansen (Gorham, ME.), Chair and Participant
11/15 Sunday Morning 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SESSION: Medieval and Renaissance Composition
- Alessandra Ignesti (McGill University), “The regula del grado and cantus planus binatim in the Venetian Area”
- Alexis Risler (McGill University), “From Vocal to Instrumental: Stretto fuga in the Lute Fantasias of Albert de Rippe (1500-51)
- Julie Cumming and Peter Schubert (McGill University), “Traces of Improvised Practice in Composed Music, 1425-1610
SESSION: Music, Place, and Identity
- Samuel Parler (Harvard University), “Americanizing the First Americans: Assimilating Indians in Three Late Gene Autry Films”
- Olivia Lucas (Harvard University), “Black Metal and Appalchian Coal Culture: Sound, Environment, and History in Panopticon's Kentucky"
SESSION: Reframing Opera
W. Anthony Sheppard (Williams College), Chair
SESSION: Resituating Russia
- Kirill Zikanov (Yale University), "Music without Content: Balakirev Reception in the 1860s"
- Rebecca Perry (Yale University), "Texbook Models: Prokofiev's Thematic Simultaneities and the Russian Sonata Tradition"