I’ll be participating in the ‘Music for Girls’ online symposium on Wednesday 18 May 2022. I’m planning to present material from my ongoing Songs and Objects project, specifically looking at how song lyrics foreground evocative objects and how these reflect the importance of such objects in everyday life, memory and life-writing, as well as considering how songs themselves become evocative objects. Recent work I’ve produced on this includes my Songs and Objects podcast episode on Taylor Swift.
More information on the event below and on Leeds University’s website.
The first event of the AHRC Network ‘Music for Girls: Women’s Knowledge Cultures of Popular Music’ will take place online on Wednesday, 18th May from 14:30-17:00.
The network aims to experiment with and explore alternative ways of ‘knowing’ about music and alternative ways of articulating knowledge about music, focusing especially on the experiences of women and girls.
For the online symposium, Prof. Lucy Robinson (Sussex), Dr Lisa Amanda Palmer (De Montfort), Dr Richard Elliott (Newcastle) and Prof. David Hesmondhalgh (Leeds) will discuss relevant research projects, past and present, and consider linked questions. Talks will be followed by an open session, during which attendees can ask questions, but also share their own interests, highlight works in progress, and make connections with other researchers.