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2018 IASPM Canada: Program

2018 IASPM Canada Conference: "Gathering Diversities, Sounding Justice"

Conference Program

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8:00 - 11:00pm


  • Flux School of Human Movement, 3424 13th Ave.
  • Food provided; Cash bar


8:00 - 8:30am

8:30 - 9:00am

Registration (RC 175)

Opening Remarks (RC 175)

9:00 - 10:00am


  • Politics and the Punk Archive: Commodities, Bodies, and Symbols
    • Judith Peraino, Cornell University

10:00 - 10:30am

Break (RC 175)

10:30am - 12:30pm


1A: Time is of the Essence: Popular Music, Ageing, and Memory (RC 175)

Moderator: Mark V. Campbell, Ryerson University

  • Knowledge Production and Nostalgia Production: Exploring the Impact of Archiving Hip Hop Cultures in Institutional and Community Contexts
    • Mark V. Campbell, Ryerson University
  • Hip-Hop Nostalgia and Competing Discourses of the Past
    • Murray Forman, Northeastern University
  • Music at your fingertips: Exploring the music-trajectories of signing Deaf seniors in Montreal
    • Line Grenier, UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al; VĂ©ro Leduc, UniversitĂ© du QuĂ©bec Ă  MontrĂ©al
  • Aging Intimacies with Marie Bernard
    • David Madden, Concordia University

1B: Cross-Cultural Collaborations (RC 286)

Moderator: Chris McDonald, Cape Breton University

  • Indigenous Nation-to-Nation Musical Solidarity in Quantum Tangle
    • Alexa Woloshyn, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Exploring the Impact of the Punjabi Sufi Revival and its Implications for Reconciliation Between East and West Punjab
    • Arshdeep Khaira, University of Alberta
  • Lecture-Demonstration: Weaving Bridges:  A Case Study of the Canada-Chile Music Teacher’s Exchange as Cross Cultural Collaboration
    • Heather Horak, Carleton University

12:30 - 2:00pm


2:00 - 3:00pm


2A: Aging and the Female Icon (RC 175)

Moderator: Annie Janeiro Randall, Bucknell University

  • Vera Lynn 100: Legacy, Diversity, and National Belonging in the Brexit Era
    • Christina Baade, McMaster University
  • Lucky Punk:  Authenticity and Debbie Harry’s Aging Vocal Identity
    • Tiffany Naiman, Stanford University

3:00 - 3:30pm

Break (RC 175)

3:30 - 5:00pm


3A: Girls Rock (RC 175)

Moderator: Susan Fast, McMaster University

  • What’s So Bad About Groovy? Teen Magazines of the mid-1960s as Proto-Rolling Stone
    • Norma Coates, University of Western Ontario
  • Goldie and the Gingerbreads: A Case Study of the All-Girl Band in 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll
    • Brittany Greening, Dalhousie University
  • “When She Plays We Hear the Revolution”: A Case Study of Girls Rock Regina
    • Charity Marsh, University of Regina

3B: Classical/Popular Encounters and Crossovers (RC 286)

Moderator: David Brackett, McGill University

  • Wagner the Gardener: Uncovering a Popular Cult
    • Emilie Hurst, York and Ryerson University
  • Le cross-over comme outil de diversification des programmations de concerts : portrait d’une pratique des orchestres symphoniques de QuĂ©bec et de MontrĂ©al
    • Laura Trottier, UniversitĂ© Laval
  • Frank Zappa’s Lament: Musical Meaning and Mystique in “Watermelon in Easter Hay”
    • Alexander Hallenbeck, UCLA

5:00 - 5:15pm

Break (RC 175)

5:15 - 7:00pm

Special Professional Development Session (RC 175)

Teaching Popular Music

Moderator: Line Grenier, Université de Montréal


  • Melissa Avdeeff, University of Victoria
  • Christina Baade, McMaster University
  • Charity Marsh, University of Regina

7:00 - Late


  • Flux School of Human Movement, 3424 13th Ave.
  • Food provided; Cash bar


8:00 - 9:00am                    Registration (CW 237.1)

9:00 - 10:30am


4A: Popular Music Economies and the Politics of Labour (CW 237.1)

Moderator: Line Grenier, Université de Montréal

  • Music’s role in political-economic transformation: Demolishing diversity in the Anglo-American world of work
    • Matt Stahl, University of Western Ontario
  • Popular music and the transformation of cultural work: (not so) new conceptions among QuĂ©bec workers and creators
    • Martin Lussier, UQAM; Anouk BĂ©langer, UQAM
  • The Uber of House Concerts? Sofar Sounds in a Prairie Music Context
    • Daniel Akira Stadnicki, University of Alberta

4B: Prophecy, Populism, and the Sardinian Posse (CW 237.3)

Moderator: Murray Forman, Northeastern University

  • Hip-Hop’s New Saviour: Syncretic Prophecy and Conversion on Kendrick Lamar’s D.A.M.N (2017)
    • Alyssa Woods, Carleton University; Robert Michael Edwards, University of Ottawa
  • Sam Hui, Hong Kong Identity, and the Voice of the Commoners
    • Chan Yuen Woon, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • "Represent" the Island: Rap in and about Sardinian Language
    • Diego Pani, Memorial University of Newfoundland

10:30 - 11:00am

Break (CW 237.1)

11:00am - 12:30pm


5A: Contesting Nations - Popular Music and National Identities in Present-Day Canada and America (CW 237.1)

Moderator: David Wilson, Stanford University

  • Natalie Cole’s Beautiful America: Identity and Nationalism at Super Bowl XXVIII
    • Kirstin Haag, Stanford University
  • Truth and Reconciliation at the Polaris Music Prize Gala: Hearing Indigenous Voices in a Post-TRC Canada
    • Michael Evans Kinney, Stanford University
  • From ‘Pub Fight’ to ‘Angelic’: Of Trump, Anger Management, and Music
    • David Wilson, Stanford University

5B: Negotiating Popular Culture Online (CW 237.3)

Moderator: Melissa Avdeeff, University of Victoria

  • From the Streets to SoundCloud: A Look At Hip-Hop’s Genre Evolution Online
    • Kristopher R. K. Ohlendorf, Independent Scholar
  • The Semiotics of Instagram in the Study of Popular Music: #findingdiversityinsurfbands
    • Anne Smith, University Paul Valery
  • Sociocultural Immersion in Pop History’s Past: A Community of Inquiry Approach to Online Pedagogy
    • Allison Fairbairn, University of Saskatchewan

12:30 - 2:00pm


2:00 - 3:00pm


  • Performance/Discussion with RPM Recording Artists
    • Eekwol (Lindsay Knight)

3:00 - 3:30pm

Break (CW 237.1)

3:30 - 5:00pm


6A: Diversity, Canadian Identity, and Cultural Policy (CW 237.1)

Moderator: Matt Stahl, University of Western Ontario

  • “Canada was Joined at the Hip”: Issues of Diversity in the Connections between The Tragically Hip, the CBC, and Canadian Identity
    • Michelle MacQueen , Carleton University
  • “Our Hopes are High:” Diversity, Cultural Policy and Canadian Popular Music During the Trudeau Era
    • Chris McDonald, Cape Breton University
  • Discovering Diversity: Canadian Music Industry Policy and Cultural Expression
    • Richard Sutherland, Mount Royal University

6B: Sounding Difference: Queerness and Collectivity (CW 237.3)

Moderator: Michael Evans Kinney, Stanford University

  • Collective Listening: Popular Music, Temporal Drag, and the Politics of Difference
    • Craig Jennex, McMaster University
  • Lecture-Performance: masc4masc presents dawson’screamo
    • Joshua Hochman, UCSD; Hillary Jean Young, UCSD

5:00 - 6:30pm

Annual Business Meeting (CW 237.1)


8:00 - 9:00am                   Registration (CW 237.1)

9:00 - 10:00am


7A: Hip Hop(TM) (CW 237.1)

Moderator: Alyssa Woods, Carleton University

  • Promotional Vehicles: Financialization, Cultural Analytics, and Hip Hop Branding
    • Andrew deWaard, University of California, Los Angeles
  • We the North: Understanding the Symbolic Associations between Toronto Raptors Basketball, Drake, and Nike’s Jordan Brand
    • Jordan William Zalis, Memorial University of Newfoundland

7B: DJs and Mashups (CW 237.3)

Moderator: Charity Marsh, University of Regina

  • DJs Dancing around Diversity
    • Tami Gadir, University of Oslo
  • Capturing the Zeitgeist: Preserving American Music and Culture in the Mashups of DJ Earworm
    • Jeff Yunek, Kennesaw State University

10:00 - 10:30am

Break (CW 237.1)

10:30am - 12:00pm


8A: Close Listening and Popular Music Analysis (CW 237.1)

Moderator: Eric Smialek, McGill University

  • CaractĂ©riser le timbre : le « plan de consistance » d’une communautĂ© d’instrumentistes-saxophonistes
    • Martin Desjardins, UniversitĂ© Laval
  • StratĂ©gies extratextuelles dans «That’s What I Like» de Bruno Mars
    • Charlotte Bonneau-CrĂ©pin, UniversitĂ© Laval; Jacqueline Fortier, UniversitĂ© Laval: JĂ©rĂ©mi Gendron, UniversitĂ© Laval
  • Listening to Electric Miles: Collaboration and Creativity in the Jazz Recording Studio
    • David Brackett, McGill University

8B: Gender, Image, and Music Video (CW 237.3)

Moderator: Norma Coates, University of Western Ontario

  • Muscles, a Mullet, and a RoMantic: Michael Bolton and Masculine Melodrama
    • Saesha Senger, University of Kentucky
  • Björk’s Future Femininity: Biophilia Meets Technophilia
    • Melissa Avdeeff, University of Victoria
  • Lyric Video: Controlling Artistic Image, Sound, and the Stories They Tell
    • Laura McLaren, University of Ottawa

12:00 - 1:00pm


1:00 - 2:30pm


  • Beatmaking/DJ 101 at the IMP Lab
    • Charity Marsh, University of Regina

2:30 - 3:00pm


3:00 - 4:30pm


9A: Constructing Myths of Authenticity (CW 237.1)

Moderator: Steven Baur, Dalhousie University

  • I’ve Got to Keep Moving: Movement and Myth in “Hellhound on My Trail”
    • Thomas Hanslowe, UCLA
  • The Myth of the Delayed Backbeat in Southern Soul: Discourses of Rhythmic, Corporeal, and Racial Authenticity
    • Eric Smialek, McGill University
  • Hearing Tradition on Satellite Radio: Bob Dylan, Storytelling, and the “Authenticity Celebrity”
    • Brian Fauteux, University of Alberta

9B: K-Pop Cultures (CW 237.3)

Moderator: Martin Lussier, UQAM

  • Multiculturalism and Assimilation in K-pop Idol Groups
    • Gina Choi, University of British Columbia
  • Les pratiques faniques en tant que marques d’engagement culturel : le cas de la K-pop sur le web
    • Charlotte Bonneau-CrĂ©pin, UniversitĂ© Laval

4:30 - 5:00pm


5:30 - 6:30pm


10A: Incarceration, Social Justice, and Popular Music (CW 237.1)

Moderator: Christina Baade, McMaster University

  • A Musicologist in Prison
    • Annie Janeiro Randall, Bucknell University
  • Nihilism and Rage: The Activism of Gangs and Gangsta Rap in Chiraq
    • Ty Hall, Carleton University 

10B: Compilations, Song Sheets, and Material Culture (CW 237.3)

Moderator: Brian Fauteux, University of Alberta

  • Curating the Rock and Roll Archive: the Role of Reissue Anthology Compilations in the Garage Rock Revival
    • JosĂ© Vicente Neglia, University of Hong Kong
  • "Uptown Funk" and the Politics of Retro: Privilege and Precarity in Sounding the Pop Music Archive
    • Susan Fast, McMaster University

7:00 - 10:00pm


  • Bushwakkers Brew Pub, 2206 Dewdney Ave