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Friday, April 15 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Singing Books
Lara Langer Cohen, “Solomon Northup’s Singing Book”
Robert Christgau, “The Great American Popular Singing Critic”
Eric Weisbard, “A Critical Guide to the Literature of American Popular Music—Keyword Voices”


Michaelangelo Matos

Michaelangelo Matos is the author of The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America. He is at work on a history of the music business in the mid-’80s. He lives in the Twin Cities. “Prisoner of Your Love: How Tina Turner Came Back” | “What can you say about TINA TURNER?” begins Regency Artists’ circa-1982 bio of the R&B star. The Capitol Records biography, dated February 1984, gave... Read More →


Robert Christgau

A rock critic since 1967, Robert Christgau runs his “Expert Witness” column weekly at Noisey.com. He is a visiting professor in NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music who has published five books based on his journalism as well as the Oprah-certified 2015 memoir Going Into the City. He keynoted the first EMP and has presented at every subsequent edition. “The Great American Popular Singing Critic” | My next-to-last... Read More →
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Lara Langer Cohen

Lara Langer Cohen is Assistant Professor of English at Swarthmore College. The author of The Fabrication of American Literature: Fraudulence and Antebellum Print Culture (2011) and co-editor of Early African American Print Culture (2012), she has also published essays on subjects including 19th century mourning poetry, amateur newspapers, and summer jams. She is currently working on a book project tentatively titled Before Subculture... Read More →

Eric Weisbard

Eric Weisbard is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Alabama, author of Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music, and organizer of the EMP Pop Conference since its inception in 2002.  | | “A Critical Guide to the Literature of American Popular Music—Keyword Voices”  | A Critical Guide to the Literature of American Popular Music, the book I’m starting to work on... Read More →

Friday April 15, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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