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The Popular Music Interest Group (PMIG) 2017 session will feature five short repertoire presentations from scholars studying niche or underrepresented genres of popular music, with the aim of educating the PMIG about an artist or artists from that particular genre. Presentations will be 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions and discussion.
We will also be presenting our annual publication awards, given to publications within two years of the application deadline: (1) The PMIG Outstanding Publication Award, given to an outstanding article on popular music by a senior scholar and (2) The Adam Krims Award, which acknowledges the work of an outstanding popular music publication by a junior scholar.
- Jeff Yunek, Assistant Professor (Kennesaw State University)
Co-authors: Benjamin Wadsworth (Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University) and Simon Needle (BA Student, Kennesaw State University)
“Perceiving the Mosaic: Form in the Mashups of DJ Earworm”
- Lydia Huang, Ph.D. Student (Temple University)
“The Chinese Mistress: Analyzing Wang Leehom’s ‘Hua Tian Cuo’”
- Chantal Lemire, Ph.D. Candidate (Western University)
“Speaking Songs: Tom Waits and the Music of Spoken Word”
- Grant Sawatzky, Ph.D. Candidate (University of British Columbia)
“Transforming Pitch, Tempo, and ‘Playback Speed’: On Collage Technique and the Construction of Nostalgia in Vaporwave”
- Jesse Kinne, Ph.D. Candidate (University of Cincinnati) “The Grooves of Swordplay in Samurai Champloo”"