Symposium Programme

Friday 26th May 2017 – Room CE017, the Creative Edge Building

09.15 – 09.45  Registrations

09.45 – 10.00  Welcome Address/Notices

10.00 – 11.30  Panel One: Embodiment and Performance (Chair – Danielle Sofer, Maynooth University)

  1. Gender Matters in Early Eighteenth-Century Neapolitan Intermezzi – Eric Boaro (Independent Scholar)
  2. ‘We are the ones who should not exist’: An Arts Practice Query into the effect of HIV-as process upon Vogue Choreography – Russell Patrick Brown (University of Limerick Irish World Academy of Music and Dance)
  3. ‘Her right bicep is rock hard’: Androgyny and racism in the music of Tansy Davies – Alexi Vellianitis (University of Oxford)

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00  Workshop One: An Introduction to ‘Queer Music, Queer Theory, Queer Music Theory’ – David Bretherton (University of Southampton)

13.00 – 14.00  LUNCH BREAK

14.00 – 15.30 Panel Two: Texts and Contexts (Chair – Thomas R. Hilder, University of Bergen)

  1. Drag Lip-Sync: A Voice from the Silence – Jacob Mallinson Bird (University of Oxford)
  2. Edward Prime-Stevenson’s Repertory: Queer Nostalgia and Music(ologic)al Meaning – Kristin Franseen (McGill University)
  3. Queering Bluebeard – Zachary Milliman (McGill University)

15.30 – 16.00  Tea Break

16.00 – 17.30  Keynote: The Queerness (or not) of Vocal High Notes – Freya Jarman (University of Liverpool)

17.30 – 18.00  Closing Remarks/Notices

Saturday 27th May 2017 – Room CE017, the Creative Edge Building

09.00 – 09.15  Registrations/Notices

09.15 – 10.45  Panel Three: Pop and Politics (Chair – Marie Bennett, University of Winchester)

  1. Different Loves, Same Feeling: Negotiating (Sexual) Difference in Early 21st-century Pop-rock – Brian Inglis (Middlesex University)
  2. House Music: Reconstructing a Secular Christianity for the Gay Diaspora – Liam Maloney (University of York)
  3. Queer, Gay, Post-Gay Politics in Popular Music Texts: What’s It Gonna Be? – Fiorenzo Palermo (Middlesex University)

10.45 – 11.15  Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45  Roundtable: Challenges in Research, Teaching and the Job Market (Chair: Rasika Ajotikar, SOAS, University of London)

Chloe Alaghband-Zadeh (University of Cambridge), Kim Burton (Royal Holloway, University of London), Thomas Hilder (University of Bergen), Shzr Ee Tan (Royal Holloway, University of London

12.45 – 13.45  LUNCH BREAK

13.45 – 14.45  Workshop Two: Analytically Queer: Queering Non-Queer Scenarios of Music and Dance – Marko Kölbl (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna)

14.45 – 15.00  Tea Break

15.00 – 16.30  Panel Four: Communities (Chair – Shzr Ee Tan, Royal Holloway, University of London)

  1. Young Musicians, Gender and Sexuality: Researching the Issues in an Educational Context – Helen Elizabeth Davies (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts)
  2. Reflections on the Collaboration Between the Pink Singers London and the Rainbow Voices Mumbai: Musical Solidarity and the Involvement of Scholarship – Jenny Eckner (SOAS, University of London)
  3. The Queer Song in Chile: From Nueva Canción Chilena (the Chilean New Song Movement) to Reggaeton – Nayive Ananías Gómez (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

16.30 – 16.45  Closing Remarks

16.45 Free coach to Sound City (Clarence Dock, Liverpool L3). Free wristband passes to Sound City.

18.00  Spin Me Round: a tribute to Pete Burns – Sound City LGBTQ+ Panel in the Tim Peeks tent

Jayne Casey (Big In Japan), Roger Hill (BBC Radio Merseyside), Lady Seanne, Zena (Queen Zee and the Susstones), Ian Usher (Sonic Yootha), Dr. Monica Pearl (Sexuality Summer School), chaired by Richard Witts (Edge Hill University).

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