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Music and Postcolonial Studies
Columbia Music Scholarship Conference 2007

301 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University Saturday, February 3, 2007


10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Session 1. Professor Walter Frisch, moderator

"Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Constable, and the Idyllized/Idolized 
English Landscape"
DAN BLIM, University of Michigan

"Imagined Mimicry: Artificial Imitation in Ravel's Chants Populaires"
SINDHU REVULURI, Princeton University

(coffee break)

 "'Dvorak's Armida and the Czech Oriental 'Self'"
MARTIN NEDBAL, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music

"The Stain of Whiteness: Ivory's Journey from 'Darkest Africa' to the 
Pianos of Victorian American Parlors"
SEAN MURRAY, City University of New York, Graduate Center


12:15-1:30 p.m.


1:30-3:00 p.m.
Session 2. Professor Aaron Fox, moderator

"Unconsummated Penetrations: Gay Russian Men, Russian Popular Music, 
Western Popular Music"
STEPHEN AMICO, City University of New York, Graduate Center

"Praying Eastward, Rapping Westward: The Rise of Bosniak and Albanian Rap
and the Disintegration of Yugoslavia"
PETER McMURRAY, Brandeis University

"A Postcolonial Encounter: Mali's Festival of the Desert and the Art of
Musical Reconciliation"
MELISSA REISER, University of Wisconsin, Madison


3:00-3:15 p.m.


3:15-4:15 p.m. Session 3. Professor Ellen Gray, moderator

"Theater of the Modern: World Music Vocal Pedagogy in the United States"
AMY FRISHKEY, University of California, Los Angeles

"'We Were Commies for the Right and Elite for the Left': Paradoxes of
Political Identity among Latin American Composers in the 1960s"
EDUARDO HERRERA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


4:30 p.m.
Keynote Address by JAIRO MORENO (New York University)


5:30 p.m.


Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 9:00. Paper abstracts and
other information will soon be available at the conference website,
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