Song, Stage and Screen XI

Hosted by Music in Gotham
The City College, City University of New York

Schedule (06/10/2016)

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Monday, June 27, 2016
9:30 Registration Room
10:00 Welcome S95
10:15-11:45 Session 1 Rodgers and . . ., part 1
Bradford Conner, Chair
“Laughter on Tenth Avenue: Rodgers and Hart, Dwight Deere Wiman, and On Your Toes
Dominic Symonds, Lincoln University
“Treadmills, Planes, and Floating Bicycles: the Experimental Dances of Rodgers and Hart’s I Married an Angel (1938)
Jim Steichen, Stanford University
“Tales of the South Pacific: Reviving Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Show in London and New York”
Olaf Jubin, Regent's University London
11:45-12:00 Break
12:00-1:00 Session 2 A. Dancing
Renée Camus, Chair
“Dancing With the Broadcast”
Emily Lane, Northwestern University
“Tap Dance on Screeen: from Stylistic Variability to Cinematic Creativity”
Veronica Bochynek, University of Salzburg
B. Mexico and Musicals
Michael Garber, Chair
“Revolution, Immigration, and Modernity as Viewed Through the Mexican Musical Revue in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s”
John Koegel, California State University, Fullerton
“Robert W. Lerner’s Innovation and Tradition: the Viability of Musicals in Mid-Twentieth Century Mexico”
Emilio Mendez, National Autonomous University of Mexico
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Session 3 A. Television and the Musical
Jessica Sternfeld, Chair
“Convergence Culture and Networks of Participation in the Live Television Musical”
Ryan Bunch, Rutgers University, Camden
“Sequins and Songs on the Small Screen: 1970s Television Variety Shows and the Popularization of the ‘BroadVegas’ Hybrid”
Kelly Kessler, DePaul University
B. The Early Musical, part 1
Ben Sears, Chair
“Cinderella and the Muddled Middle: Performing the Paradox of Class Anxiety on the London Musical Stage, 1890-1914”
Ben Macpherson, University of Portsmouth
“George M. Cohan’s Proto-‘Integrated’ Musicals”
Elizabeth Titrington Craft, University of Utah
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 Session 4 Library Collections
Dominic McHugh, Chair
“An Overview of The Billy Rose Theatre Division"
Doug Reside, Curator, New York Public Library Theatre Division
"19th-Century Theatre Songs in the American Music Research Center"
Thomas L. Riis, Director, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
4:00-5:00 Session 5 Keynote Address
“Title of Keynote”
Millie Taylor, University of Winchester
5:15- Reception, The City College Music Department and Music in Gotham
Tuesday, June 28
9:30-10:30 Session 6 Broadway and Children
Robert Gordon, Chair
“Musical Theatre’s Backstage Diva and the Gendered Labor of U.S. Amateur Musical Theatre with Kids”
Stacy Wolf, Princeton University
“‘The Year of the Child’: Narratives of Jewish American Families and Young Children in Broadway Musicals”
Barrie Gelles, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
10:45-12:45 Session 7 Hamilton
Paul Laird, Chair
“‘Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?’: How Hamilton Makes History”
Michelle Dvoskin, Western Kentucky University
“From Hair to Hamilton: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”
Sarah Browne, University of Wolverhampton
Sarah Whitfield, University of Wolverhampton
“‘The World Was Wide Enough’: Hamilton, Digital Fandom and the Participatory Spectator”
Jessica Hillman, State University of New York at Fredonia
“#Ham4Ham For X”
Daniel Dinero, New York University
12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:15 Session 8 Rethinking Musicals S95
“Reclaiming a Forgotten Musical: The Case of A Joyful Noise
Scott Warfield, University of Central Florida
“Contested Categories: Contact (2000) as a Work of Musical Theater
Joanna Dee Das, Washington University in St. Louis
“Punk Meets Broadway: American Idiot as a Musical in Two Worlds”
Crystal Buck, Barton Community College
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30- 5:00 Session 9 Early Musicals, part 2
Millie Taylor, Chair
“Degeneration/Regeneration—The Remaking of Nation in Wartime West End Revue”
David P. Linton, Kingston University
Dreigroschenoper in the Depression: The Forgotten Broadway Premiere of 3-Penny Opera
Garrett Eisler, New York University
“A Voice in the Chorus: Collectivism and Individuality in Me and My Girl
George Burrows, University of Portsmouth
Wednesday, June 29
9:30-10:30 Session 10 A. LGBT, Part 1
George Burrows, Chair
“The Love That Dare Sing Its Name: Lesbian Desire in/and the Broadway Musical”
Ryan Donovan, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
“‘Changing My Major to Joan’: Queer Representation in the Musical of the 21st Century”
James Lovelock, University of Wolverhampton
B. Unlikely Stars: Imelda Staunton and Noël Coward S185
“An Unlikely Diva—Imelda Staunton as Mrs. Lovett and Mama Rose”
Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen, Bath Spa University
“Noël Coward: Broadway Composer and Lyricist”
Laura Milburn, University of Sheffield
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:45 Session 11 A. Archival Studies
John Graziano, Chair
“Painting the Wagon: Artistic Needs and Commercial Concerns in Orchestrations of the Golden Age of Broadway”
Matthew Malone, University of Sheffield
“From The Silver Triangle to The Music Man: New Sources for the Development of a Broadway Classic”
Dominic McHugh, University of Sheffield
“The Queen’s Taste: Processing the E. R. Simmons Papers”
Helice Koffler, The Shubert Archive, New York
“‘What Does a Critical Edition Present?’: Challenges in Editing Musical Theatre Scores”
Bradley Martin, California State University, Chico
Andrew Adams, West Carolina University
B. Psychological Studies
Olaf Jubin, Chair
“‘It’s a Shoe’: Musicals’ Depictions of Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Growth”
Jessica Sternfeld, Chapman University
“‘You Didn’t Hear It’: Revealing the Traumatic Narrative in the Who’s Tommy
Kathryn Cox, University of Michigan
“‘Mozart Was Crazy’: Natalie’s Intersection with Classical Music in Next to Normal
Dan Fister, University of Cincinnati
“‘Didn’t I See This Movie?’: Between Rock and Madness in Next to Normal
Alosha Grinenko, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:45 Session 12 A. Audiences
Ben Macpherson, Chair
“‘A Song that Hits You So Hard’: Emotion, Affect, and Silence in Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Vicki Lynette Hoskins, University of Pittsburgh
“Agency, Power and the Inner Child: the ‘Revolting Children’ of Matilda the Musical
Helen Freshwater, University of Newcastle
B. Opera and Broadway Musicals
Elizabeth Wollman, Chair
“Masquerade: The Impact of 18th and 19th Century Operatic Traditions on The Phantom of the Opera"
Sara E Gulgas, University of Pittsburgh
“A Model of Stylistic Expression in Musical Theater”
Brian D. Hoffman, University of Central Florida
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Session 13 A. Work and Play on Broadway
Garrett Eisler, Chair
“Coming Home: The Presence of Baseball in Stage and Screen Musicals in Post-World War II America”
Jeff Katz, New York Public Library
“‘You Learn to Live Without’: Women and work in the Broadway Musical”
Mary Jo Lodge, Lafayette College
B. Rodgers and . . ., part 2
Dominic Symonds, Chair
“At the Heart of the Culture Wars: American Urban Nightlife and Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey
Julianne Lindberg, University of Nevada, Reno
"The Many Lives of ‘Edelweiss’”
Susanne Scheiblhofer, Independent Scholar, Austria
4:15-5:15 Session 14 Panel: Dancing and Fighting on Broadway Panel
Mary Jo Lodge, Chair and Moderator

  • Julie Cadenhead
  • Penny Worth
  • Harvey Evans
  • Ron Piretti
6:30 Banquet at Nocello, W. 55th St.
Thursday, June 30
9:30-11:00 Session 15 African American Musical Theater
John Graziano, Chair
Seven-Eleven at The Globe: Negotiating African American Identity in 1920s Cleveland”
Peter Graff, Case Western Reserve University
After Midnight and the Problem of Representing the Cotton Club”
Nate Sloan, Stanford University
“Snake Hips Dance: Mapping Harlem Through the Cotton Club Parades”
Malcolm Womack, University of Washington
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:45 Session 16 A. Plays, Power, and the Past
Stacy Wolf, Chair
“Plays, Musical and Non-Musical”
Derek Miller, Harvard University
“In Harm’s Way: The Contest Between Stage Producers and Music Publishers for the Control of Broadway Musicals, 1915-1930”
Michael Garber, State University of New York, Purchase
“‘. . . that you might find in a musical’: Reclaiming Intertextual Traditions in Urinetown
Adam Rush, University of Lincoln
B. Culture, Politics, and Religion
Ryan Bunch, Chair
“All That Jazz: The Troubled Journey of Chicago from Stage to Screen”
Robert Gordon, University of London
“Vaudeville Melodies: Creative Fragmentation as Cultural Practice”
Nicholas Gebhardt, Birmingham City University
“The Missionary Musical: Performing Faith and the Colonial Project”
Kathryn Edney, Regis College
12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:45 Session 17 LGBT, part 2
Scott Warfield, Chair
“A Beauty But a Funny Girl: A Queer Investigation of the Broadwayfication of Disney”
Christen Mandracchia, Independent Scholar
“Fierce Drag and Culture Clashes: Priscilla’s Troubled Ride on Broadway”
Wes Pearce, University of Regina
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 Closing Remarks
Paul Laird, University of Kansas, Lawrence