I will be presenting a paper at the 18th biennial IASPM conference in Campinas, Brazil, on 30 June. My paper is entitled 'Excavating "Coimbra": Genealogy, Nostalgia, and the Material Life of a Portuguese popular song' and the abstract is below. This paper uses the story of a particular song, the Portuguese fado ‘Coimbra’, as a… Continue reading Upcoming presentation: ‘Excavating “Coimbra”: Genealogy, Nostalgia, and the Material Life of a Portuguese popular song’
My article 'Time and Distance Are No Object: Holiday Records, Representation and the Nostalgia Gap' has been published in the French popular music journal Volume! in an issue devoted to popular music and nostalgia. ABSTRACT: Whether temporally or spatially focussed, nostalgia results from a division between what is longed for and the moment of longing.… Continue reading New publication: “Time and Distance Are No Object”: Holiday Records, Representation and the Nostalgia Gap
My essay ‘The Choreography of Longing: Songs, Screens and Space in Carlos Saura’s Fados’ has been published in a special issue of the journal Quaderns de Cine on cinema and urban popular musics, edited by Kiko Mora. An abstract and pre-publication draft can be found here.
An article by Naresh Fernandes on fado for Live Mint. Naresh interviewd me for the piece, during which process I was happy to discover his previous writing. Naresh is a journalist and author of the book Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age. There's a great blog to accompany that book, which also… Continue reading Fado article
I'll be intorducing a screening of Carlos Saura's film Fados as part of the Vamos! festival in Newcastle upon Tyne on 9 July. Details here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZgiKTQ-YF4