BRIEF UPDATE AND TUESDAY TUNES

I wrote about postmodernism, neoliberalism, and jazz in a recent review for BLARB. You can read it here. I really enjoyed working on that review, and have decided to keep up doing them on this blog. I’ll post short reviews here periodically, starting next Tuesday.1 This spring, I’ll be presenting early research on feminist indie … Continue reading BRIEF UPDATE AND TUESDAY TUNES

MUSIC AND TIME, OR: THE INESCAPABLE PRESENT (?)

In case you missed it, my essay on the popular music of the great recession was published on Sounding Out! a couple of weeks ago. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and really grateful for everyone who’s taken some time to read it. As you may be able to tell from that piece, … Continue reading MUSIC AND TIME, OR: THE INESCAPABLE PRESENT (?)

BRIEF THOUGHT ON THE HIGH/LOW DISTINCTION

Brief thought: most cultural studies scholars, perhaps excepting those coming from a more rigid, Frankfurt-school perspective, accept that the modernist distinction between high and low art has completely collapsed. Question: is this collapse so forceful as to have inverted the equation? Follow up: particularly with the question of radical politics, it now seems that the … Continue reading BRIEF THOUGHT ON THE HIGH/LOW DISTINCTION