Black Music Culture 2012 Panel Sessions

Area Co-Chairs: William C. Banfield, Angela M. Nelson
2012 NATIONAL PCA/ACA CONFERENCE, 11-14 April 2012
Boston Marriott Copley Place (Boston, Massachusetts)

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 4:45pm - 6:15pm--2396, Orality and Aurality
Chromatic Saturation and the Correctional Facility of Auto-Tune, Matthew Won - University of Hawaii at Manoa American Studies
Sampling Sonic Diaspora: African-American Audiocultural Interventions in a Globalizing Age, Marcel Swiboda - University of Leeds
Soul, Sonic, (Dis)Course: Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation’s Vision of Hip-Hop, Kevin Kosanovich - College of William and Mary (Chair)

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm--2330, The Voice of a Power Player: A Rhetorical Analysis of Kanye West’s Albums
The College Dropout: Dropping Knowledge, Alexa Harris-Booz, Allen, Hamilton Consulting Firm
The Graduation: Graduating from Nothing to Something: The Power of Kanye West’s Success, Adria Goldman-Howard University
808’s and Heartbreaks: Heartbreak Hotel, Natasha Howard-Howard University
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: Black Masculinity, Power, and the American Dream, Joshua Wright-University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Late Registration: It’s Never Too Late to Speak Truth to Power, VaNatta Ford-Ripon College (Chair)

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:15pm - 9:45pm--2594, Philosophy and Politics
Trillin in Harlem: The Unmistakable Crunkness of A$AP Rocky, Justin Burton - Rider University
Beyond the Mic: Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, Soulja Boy and the Politics of Hip-Hop, Tatiana McKinney - Sarah Lawrence College
Chasing A Dream Deferred: From Movement to Culture While Loosing the Dream, Emmett G. Price III - Northeastern University (Chair)

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:45am - 11:15am--3328, Regional and Global Diaspora
My Poetry Hails within the Streets, My Poetry Fails to be Discrete: Examining issues of Belonging and Identity in Southern Ontario Diasporic Hip-Hop Music, Ola Mohammed - Brock University
Houston! Can Anything Good Come From There?…The Historical Context of Houston’s Hip-Hop Culture: 1979 – 1991, Maco Faniel - Texas Southern University
Representation and Self-Representation in the Afrocuban Cultural Scene, Lisa Maya Knauer - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Chair)

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm--3558, Film and Television
The Mitch Thomas Show and Black Music Television before Soul Train, Matt Delmont -- Scripps College
Tougher Than Leather: Run-DMC, Blaxploitation and Hip Hop Cinema, Julie Lobalzo Wright -- Kings College London
Bloods and Crips: Hip-Hop’s Newest Fad or Marketing Tool for Street Credibility?, Marcus Hill -- Howard University (Chair)

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:15pm - 2:45pm--3560, Religion and Gender
Don’t Believe the Hype? Hip–Hop, Islam, and Gender in the North Atlantic, Annette Seidel-Arpaci -- University of Leeds
From Ray Charles to Trinidadian Orisha: Controversies about Religion in the Popular Music Sphere, Ryan Bazinet -- The Graduate Center, CUNY
Theorizing Male Desire: The Drug Lord Persona, Jill Toliver Richardson -- Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York (Chair)

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm--3584, Folk Music, Jazz, and Opera
The Game's Still The Game, It Just Got More Fierce: Hip Hop as a Successor to Folk Protest Music, Peter Bryan -- Penn State University
Roaming Around Heaven and Chattering with Jesus: Rejection of the Platonic Spirit/Matter Dualism in the Spirituals, Nicholas Gorrell -- University of Mississippi
Elegant Resistance: Billie Holiday’s Complicated Modes of Performance, Michael Borshuk -- Texas Tech University (Chair)