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Saturday, April 28 • 5:45pm - 7:15pm
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  1. Matt Stahl "We’re All Kesha Now: How 19th Century Music and Misogyny Transformed Professional Work into Legal Servitude"
  2. Robin James "You Don’t Own Me: Gender and Private Property in 21st Century Pop"
  3. Katherine St. Asaph "I Don't See the Expression on My Face: The Uncanny Caricatures of Pop Stars in Memeland"
Moderator: David Shumway

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Katherine St. Asaph

Katherine St. Asaph is a writer and pop critic whose work has recently appeared in Pitchfork, Spin, Rolling Stone and NPR. She lives in New York and has the weirdest YouTube Recommended Videos sidebar of anybody she knows."I Don't See the Expression on My Face: The Uncanny Caricatures... Read More →

Robin James

Robin James is associate professor of philosophy at UNC Charlotte. She is author of Resilience & Melancholy (Zer0) and The Sonic Episteme (forthcoming with Duke University Press). Her writing has appeared in places like The New Inquiry, SoundingOut!, Noisey, Real Life, and The Journal... Read More →

David R. Shumway

David R. Shumway is Professor of English, and Literary and Cultural Studies, and the founding Director of the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University. His most recent book is Rock Star: The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen (2014).  He has published numerous... Read More →

Matt Stahl

Matt Stahl is an associate professor of media and information studies, University of Western Ontario. Matt’s book Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work (Duke, 2013) won the IASPM book prize. He is now researching “royalty reform”—a series of efforts by... Read More →

Saturday April 28, 2018 5:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Learning Labs MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109