Agenda

The Electric Guitar in Popular Culture Conference Conference Schedule
Bowling Green State University

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27

9:00 am
    Registration
    Union Theater 206 Lounge

   
9:30 am - Conference Opening and Welcome

    Mylander Room 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
    

9:50 am - Break

10:00 am - Keynote Address – Vulgar Display of Power: Six-String Milestones in the Creation of Heavy Metal Guitar
    Union Theater 206
    Martin Popoff (Journalist, Author, Co-Founder of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine)

10:50 am - Break

11:00 am - Panel #1 – The Electric Guitar in Popular Culture
    Mylander Room 207
    Elizabeth Sallinger (University of Kansas) – The Whole Town’s On Its Feet: The Electric Guitar and Jesus Christ Superstar
    Rama Alapati (Andhra University, The Center for Popular Culture Studies) – Adaptation of Electric Guitar in Indian Cinema
    Nancy Down (Bowling Green State University) and Alex Koch (Bowling Green State University) – Guitar Heroes: Depictions of the Electric Guitar and Rock Music in the Comics

12:20 pm - Lunch Break

2:00 pm - Special Presentation/Performance
    Union Theater 206
    Chris Buzzelli  and the BGSU Electric Guitar Ensemble (Bowling Green State University School of Music)

2:50 pm - Break

3:00 pm - Stories from the Scaffolding of Rock and Roll
    Union Theater 206
    Special Guest Ken Haas (Reverend Guitars)

3:50 pm - Break

4:00 pm - Panel #2 – The Electric Guitar in Rock Subcultures
   Mylander Room 207
    Roger Landes (Texas Tech University School of Music) – “How Come You Have to Be So Loud?” Wildness, Danger, and Sonifications of the Other in Surf Guitar Performance Practice
    Craig Dickman (Independent Scholar, Musician) – We’re Not Actually Musicians: The History and Evolution of Guitar Technique and Aesthetic in Punk Rock Music

5:20 pm - Break

5:30 pm - Panel #3 – The Instrumentality of the Electric Guitar
    Mylander Room 207
    Kevin Ebert (Xavier University) – But that Doesn’t Help Me on Guitar! (Unraveling the Myth of the Self-Taught Metal Guitarist)
    Giacomo Fiore (University of San Francisco, San Francisco Conservatory of Music) – Sixty Years and Counting: The Electric Guitar as a Classical Concert Instrument
    Kimi Karki (University of Turku) – Solid Guitar Autoethnography: Gibson SG as a Touring Companion

8:00 pm - Performances

Chuck Stohl and Friends and Matt Donahue (MAD 45)

    Grounds for Thought
    174 S. Main St.
    Bowling Green, Ohio

10:00 pm - End of Conference Day One
 

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

9:00 am
    Registration
    Union Theater 206 Lounge


9:30 am - Panel #4 – Interpretations of the Electric Guitar in African Nations

    Mylander Room 207
    Ogunbowale Mopelolade O. (State University of New York, Buffalo) – The Electric Guitar in the Creation and Globalization of Nigerian Neo-traditional Music
    Ian Eagleson (Independent Scholar) – The Electric Guitar in Kenyan Benga: Texture, Arrangement, and Rhythm

10:50 am - Break

11:00 am - Panel #5 – Icons of the Electric Guitar
    Mylander Room 207
    John Kimsey (DePaul University School for New Learning) – The Whammy Bar and the Wind Harp: Hendrix, Feedback, and Romanticism
    Mike Daley (York University) – Lou Reed’s “Ostrich” Tuning as an Aesthetic Point of Articulation

12:20 pm - Lunch Break

1:30 pm - Panel #6 – Gender, Sexuality, and the Electric Guitar
   Mylander Room 207
    Joshua Hochman (University of California, San Diego) – Queering Guitar Noise, Reevaluating Punk Rock
    Joanna Murphy (Bowling Green State University) – Women Who Rock: Women, Self-Presentation and the Electric Guitar

2:50 pm - Break

3:00 pm - Special Presentation/PerformanceKelly Richey
    Union Theater 206

3:50 pm - Break

4:00 pm - Panel #7 – The Culture and Aesthetics of the Electric Guitar in Rock Music
    Mylander Room 207
    Philippe Gonin (University of Burgundy) – The Electric Guitar as a Sound Generator in Rock Music (1954-2014)
    Ben Jameson (University of Southampton) – Rock Meets Spectralism: Cultural Associations of the Electric Guitar in Tristan Murail’s Vampyr!

5:20 pm - Break

5:30 pm - Keynote Address – Guitar Studies: Some Thoughts About a Field That Doesn't Really Exist (Yet)
    Union Theater 206
    Steve Waksman (Smith College)

6:20 pm - Closing Remarks
    Union Theater 206

8:00 pm - Closing Performances - Little Axe (Skip McDonald) and Kimi Karki
    Grounds for Thought
    174 S. Main St.
    Bowling Green, Ohio