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“Folklore, Fakelore, and Fucklore”: Metamorphosis According to Emma Bull and Will Shetterly

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Will Shetterly and Emma Bull are proof that art defines the world. In their case, this is quite literal. They have introduced a writers’ “shared universe,” Liavek, in which they and an impressive range of writers have set fiction: Jane...

Carrying A Torch for ‘TI Jean’

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...We were talking about Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature last week and ole Jack Kerouac having received nothing in his life by way of awards and prizes, and so my friend and I went to the famous gravesite in Edson Cemetery...

2nd Chorus: Blues: Jack Kerouac

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...There are writers who achieve equally at poetry and prose, like Johann von Goethe and Boris Pasternak, but it’s easier to tag a writer as a master at one of these forms and ignore their work in the other, then hide this expedience behind...

Prelude: City Scale

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Whether we dig Instant Theater or not doesn’t really matter. What matters is that San Francisco, with its Mime Troupe, Tape Music Center, Contemporary Dancers and far-out Happenings, is becoming...

Guy Lombardo

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...While his “sweet” interpretation of American jazz music was panned by critics throughout Guy Lombardo’s fifty-year career, it proved to be popular among record-buying and concert-attending audiences. Lombardo was born in Ontario in 1902....

“Gaps We Cross with Technology”: Solidarity and Surveillance According to Cory Doctorow

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Doctorow puts his money where his mouth is (or rather, where his keyboard is) when it comes to publishing his well-regarded fiction. A prominent supporter of digital exchanges—he believes that copyright laws should only be activated...

“What It’s Like to Be Stuck”: Interruption According to Julio Salgado

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Artist Julio Salgado has repeatedly been described as having come out of the closet twice. Once, in the more-familiar sense, because he is gay; and once because he is undocumented. The two are, in his experience, shaping of each...

“All Sounds Are Created Equal”: Mediating Democracy in Acousmatic Education

Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Acousmatic music is a genre of experimental studio-based composition founded in the 1970s by disciples of French composer and radio engineer Pierre Schaeffer. Although it shares several features with the older genre of musique concrète...

The tour bus and the road

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...I got on the bus at night time, with all the impressions of Los Angeles in my head . . . And the next morning I woke up but when I looked out the window I saw a completely different landscape. Green as far as the eye could see! I was really...

“But people are strangers”: Lyric narratives and ethics on Paul Simon’s roads

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Although aficionados of Paul Simon’s music may not at first consider the road as a particularly dominant lyrical motif in the singer-songwriter’s expansive collection, Simon transforms the road into a space of and for narrative. That is,...