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Recent Jazz Events at KU

WRITING JAZZ (Spring 2010)

Honors Program and Commons Course and University Lecture Series

Held in conjunction with an honors course taught by Dr. Jonathan Mayhew, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, the Lecture Series was free and open to the public, and featured some of the most distinguished authors and speakers in Jazz Studies. All events are sponsored by the Honors Program in association with The Commons and held at Spooner Hall. For more information, call 785-864-4225 or email: honors@ku.edu

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Spooner, 7:30 p.m.

Paul Lopes
Department of Sociology, Colgate University

“From Hepcat to Rebel to Heroin Fiend: The Jazz Trope in the Popular Imagination.”

Paul Lopes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Colgate University, is a cultural sociologist, who has written extensively on what he calls "rebellion and transition in 'art worlds'," focusing on jazz and, more recently, on comic books.  He is the author of The Rise of a Jazz Art World (Cambridge, 2002) and Demanding Respect:  The Evolution of the American Comic Book (Temple, 2009).   http://www.colgate.edu/DesktopDefault1.aspx?tabid=684&pgID=3400&vID=3&dID=0&fID=114243

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Fred Moten, Poet, Literary, and Cultural Theorist, February 24 & 25, 2010

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Poetry Reading February 24th, 7:30, Mallott, Kansas Union The English Department is sponsoring a poetry reading in which Fred Moten will read from his new collection, B. Jenkins, on February 24, 7:30, Mallott, Kansas Union. Free and open to the public. Click for poster

Public Lecture, February 25th, 7:30, Spooner Hall, University Honors Program Lecture Series at the Commons, with additional co-sponsors, the departments of American Studies and English.

Fred Moten
Department of English, Duke University

“Jurisgenerative Grammar: For Alto, For Black"

Fred Moten, Associate Professor in the English Department at Duke University, is a cultural critic and poet, whose engagement with jazz and improvisation intersects with black studies, performance studies, and critical theory.  He is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), and four collections of poetry, most recently, B Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010).  http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/English/fmoten

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Tuesday, March 9th
Spooner, 7:30 p.m.

Tammy Kernodle
Department of Musicology, Miami University

“Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit: Constructing Black Women’s Conversion Narratives in Jazz.”

Tammy Kernodle, Associate Professor of Music, Miami University, Ohio, is a historical musicologist, whose work focuses on African American music, American music, and jazz. She is theauthor of Soul on Soul:  the Music and Life of Mary Lou Williams (Northeastern University Press, 2004), and is currently editing a three-volume encyclopedia of African American music. http://arts.muohio.edu/music/people/faculty-listing-bios/tammy-kernodle

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33rd Annual KU Jazz Festival March 5-6, 2010

 

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