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Analysing Popular Music in Context

Friday 16 November 2007
School of Music
University of Liverpool


10.30 Registration

11.00 Keynote address: Professor Allan Moore (University of Surrey)

11:45 Coffee

12:00 Session 1 (Place and identity)
Stephen Rees (University of Wales, Bangor, UK): 'Welsh or Breton? Local
and regional identities in the music of fernhill'

Dr. Nishlyn Ramanna (University of KwaZulu-Natal, SA): 'Mediations of
self and place in contemporary South African jazz'

1:00 Lunch

2:00 Session 2 (Sound and identity)
Professor Stan Hawkins (University of Oslo, Norway): 'Unsettling
difference: music and identity in Britpop'

Eirik Askeroi (University of Oslo, Norway): Reading pop production:
sonic markers and identity formation'

3:00 Coffee
3:15 Session 3 (Video/multimedia)
Dr. Elizabeth Eva Leach (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK):
'Identity and analogy: nostalgia for a golden age'

Jada Watson (University of Ottawa, Canada): 'Dixie Chicks aren't ready
to make nice'

4:15 Coffee

4:30 Session 4 (The Beatles)
Ben Curry (University of Cardiff, UK): 'Music as object: experience and

Christine Boone (University of Texas, USA): 'From Revolutionaries to
When They're 64: a study of the Beatles' musical and cultural identity'

5:30 Round table

6.00 Finish and depart

Cost: The study day is free to current, paid-up members of the Society
for Music Analysis, and staff and students of the University of
Liverpool. For all others who wish to attend the cost will be:

£10 for students £20 for non-students

This includes SMA membership until the end of 2008. Membership forms
will be available on the day.

Buffet lunch is included for all delegates who confirm their attendance
in advance (please mention any dietary requirements when booking).

Contact: to confirm your attendance or request further information
please email Janet Storey:
Getting there: please visit for more information. A
limited number of bursaries of up to £40 are available to assist with
travel expenses; please contact Ed Venn ( for
more details.


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