Past

On Haunted Sound: Nostalgia Pop, Virtuality, and the Poetics of Utopian Space

BFE & RMA 'Music and the Internet' Study Day, University of Oxford, December 2018 

The Repeating Work: Adaptation and Appropriation

CRASSH seminar, University of Cambridge, November 2018

Sound and Subversion in the 1960s

Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge, October 2018

Popular Song and the Poetics of Autobiography

Colloquium Series in Music, King's College London, October 2018

Popular Song and the Poetics of Experience

Crosstown Traffic: Popular Music Theory and Practice, University of Huddersfield, September 2018

Folksong and Fascism in Edwardian England

British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Newcastle University, April 2018.

Social Reformism, London Music Halls, and the Problem of 'Popular Music'

The London Stage in the 19th-Century World II, University of Oxford, April 2018.

'Entwined Together in this Culture of Death': Nick Cave, the Bad Seeds, and the Blues

Music Research Colloquium, University of Leeds, October 2017

Dialectical Trash? Notes on Historicising 'the Popular'

FUAIM Research Seminar, University College Cork, October 2017

'The Natural Musical Idiom of a National Will': Vernacular Song and the Folkloric Imagination in England at the Fin de Siècle

Rethinking the Dynamics of Music and Nationalism Conference, University of Amsterdam, September 2017

‘Dictatorship of the Heart': Postwar Affluence and the Songs of Ewan MacColl

Music and Socialism Since 1917 Conference, University of Nottingham, July 2017

Cannibal Song? Poetics and Personae in 'Visions of Johanna' and 'Diamonds & Rust'

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Song Seminar, University of Cambridge, May 2017

‘Dancing Puppets': Vernacular Song and the Folkloric Imagination at the Fin de Siècle

British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, University of Sheffield, April 2017

Adorno’s Vision of the Popular, or Why Justin Bieber Sucks and Frank Zappa can Save Your Soul

Perne Club, Peterhouse Cambridge, January 2017

‘A Fraud, A Delusion, A Myth': Folksinging at the Fin de Siècle

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Studies Network (CIPN) Seminar: Identities in Popular Performance, CRASSH, January 2017

Dissymmetry, Disequilibrium, Difference: The Spectacle of Blues Revival

King’s College Humanities Seminar Series: Visual Cultures, October 2016

Transatlantic Blues and the Performance of Alterity

Royal Musical Association 52nd Annual Conference, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, September 2016

Poetics, Performance Studies, and Popular Song: Toward a Rapprochement

University of Cambridge / King’s College London Twentieth-Century Music Study Day, March 2016

From San Francisco to New York: Steve Reich and the Visual Arts, 1964–69

Fitzwilliam Museum Society, University of Cambridge, February 2015

‘Anthems of the Industrial Age': Topic Records, Transatlantic Folk Discourse, and Political Kitsch

One Century of Record Labels: Mapping Places, Stories and Communities of Sound, Newcastle University, November 2014

‘The Deepest Strains of Negro Music': Race, Mythology, and Folk Blues in the 1960s

Culture, Identity, and Representation Interdisciplinary Conference, Edge Hill University, March 2014

Performing Difference: Race and Identity in Popular Music

Sutton Trust Summer School, University of Cambridge, August 2013

‘Dancing Puppets': Folk Revival as Symptom, Simulacrum, and Point de Capiton

Royal Musical Association Music and Psychoanalysis Study Day, University of Liverpool, November 2013

Race, Representation, and Railroads: The Blues and Gospel Train at 'Chorltonville' Station, 1964

Performance Studies Network 2nd International Conference, University of Cambridge, April 2013