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Saturday, April 28 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Girl Groups

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  1. Hilarie Ashton "Sonic Femmes: How the Ronettes Reshaped Rock 'n' Roll"
  2. Matthew Connolly "Enduring Love: Ronnie Spector, Management, and the Confinement of the Voice"
  3. Shaun Cullen "How Do You Spell Luv? Girl Group Pop and the Politics of Punk Appropriation"
Moderator: Greil Marcus


Hilarie Ashton

Hilarie Ashton is an English Ph.D candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation, "Unsung Heroines in Black and White: Sixties Girl Groups as Radical Sonic Rebellion," positions the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las, and the Chiffons as at the forefront of rock and punk. She has... Read More →
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Matthew Connolly

Matthew D. Connolly is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo. His research examines race, pop music and the professional managerial class in the post-Civil Rights era. His other interests include critical pedagogy, speculative bass-playing, and... Read More →
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Shaun Cullen

Shaun Cullen is an assistant professor in the department of English at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches U.S. literature and popular culture, film, and music. His essays on Taylor Swift, Black Flag, and Kanye West have appeared in the Journal of Popular Music and... Read More →
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Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus's most recent books are "The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs" and "Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations."  He is at work on a book on the place of "The Great Gatsby" in the common imagination.  He teaches American Studies at Berkeley and lives in Oakland."The... Read More →

Saturday April 28, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Demo Lab MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109