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Sunday, April 29 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Queer Histories

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  1. Alison Fensterstock "Patsy, Jackie, Bobby, Esquerita and Freedia: Queer & Nonbinary Southern Performers of Color at the Dawn of Rock and Roll and Today"
  2. Charlie McGovern “We Don’t Need Another Dinah Washington!”: Johnnie Ray and American Pop  
  3. Nicholas Forster “There Are Souls Here…They Live in Layers of Time”: Sam Waymon and Bill Gunn’s Queer Transmedial Soulcraft
  4. Joshua Palmer "'And the Rest Is Drag:' Queer Identity Border Wars and Gender Embodiment in RuPaul’s Drag Race Lip Syncs."
Moderator: Charles Hughes


Alison Fensterstock

Alison Fensterstock is the former music critic for the New Orleans alt-weekly Gambit and the daily Times-Picayune, and (starting 2018) an adjunct professor at Tulane University. Her collection of oral histories focusing on regional rap traveled to four U.S. cities and Berlin as part... Read More →

Nicholas Forster

Nicholas Forster is a PhD candidate in African American Studies and Film & Media Studies at Yale University. Interested in the relationship between technology, race, sound and history he has published pieces in Film Quarterly, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, and liquid blackness... Read More →
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Charles L. Hughes

Charles L. Hughes is the Director of the Lynne & Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College. His acclaimed first book, Country Soul: Making Music and Race in the American South, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2015. He has published and spoken widely... Read More →

Charlie McGovern

Charlie McGovern teaches American Studies and History at William and Mary.  A PopCon attendee from the beginning, he is at work on Body & Soul, a book tracing race, citizenship, and capitalism in mid century American music.  He wrote Sold American Consumption and Citizenship, 1890-1945... Read More →
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Joshua Palmer

Joshua Palmer is an MFA candidate in non-fiction at the University of Pittsburgh where he also works for the literary journal Hot Metal Bridge. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Trinity University and his writing and criticism has appeared in Spectrum Culture as well... Read More →

Sunday April 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
JBL Theater MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

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