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Sunday, April 17 • 9:00am - 10:30am
The Sentimental Voice
Andrew Berish, “The Sentimental Voice in a Hardboiled Era: Tin Pan Alley and Mainstream Pop During World War II”
Emily Gale, “Septimus Winner’s Sentimental Songs”
Carl Wilson, “Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes: The Catch in the Voice, Mimesis, and the Feels”

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Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson is a Seattle writer, musician, and actor. He has recorded and performed with Harvey Danger, Robyn Hitchcock, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Nada Surf, The Long Winters, and as a solo artist. He wrote the 33 1/3 book Joni Mitchell Court & Spark and has been published in the Talkhouse, Entertainment Weekly, Best Music Writing, and, fingers crossed, the next Pitchfork Review. He is the Arts and Music Editor of The... Read More →

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Andrew Berish

Andrew Berish is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida. His book, Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s (University of Chicago Press, 2012), examines how swing-era jazz represented geographic and demographic transformations of American life. He has published articles on Duke Ellington, 1930s “sweet” jazz, and guitarist Django Reinhardt. His... Read More →
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Emily Gale

Emily Gale is a Lecturer at UC Merced, where she teaches courses on popular music. Her work explores intersections between American popular song and sentimentalism, specifically in 19th century sentimental ballads; the National Barn Dance radio show; the 1960s TV show Sing Along with Mitch; and 1970s soft rock. She has performed with new music ensembles, her rock band, and as a solo pianist, and has curated arts events. “Septimus... Read More →
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Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson is a freelance writer, the music critic for Slate, and the author of Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste. In the winter of 2016, he will be the visiting Southam Lecturer in the Creative Writing program at the University of Victoria. He is a frequent presenter and former programming committee member of the Pop Conference. Most of the time he lives and cries in Toronto, Canada. “Just Can’t Keep... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
JBL Theater

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