Conference Schedule

Music & Erotics

 University of Pittsburgh

22-23 February 2019


Friday, 22 February 2019

(Frick Fine Arts Auditorium)

            1:00 - 1:15 — Welcome, Opening Remarks

            1:15 - 2:45 — Historicizing/Glocalizing Music and Erotics —

                                    Chair: Andrew Weintraub

                        Is This Too Gay? Reflections on “Being Musical,” Heteronormativity and Why I                          Just Can’t Think Straight

                                    Jerry Pergolesi

                        “You feel me?/ We see you.”: Performance and the Erotics of Recognition in a                              San Francisco Bay Area Queer Open Mic

                                    Ryan Lambe

                        “The Only Real Magic”: Historicizing Music’s Erotic Powers

                                    Zachary Loeffler

            3:00 - 4:00 — Trauma, Violence, and Erotics — Chair: Sarah Politz

                        The Dangers of Sex Work: Researching Musical Erotics in Sumatra.          

                                    Jennifer Fraser

                        On Trauma, Collective Memory, and Black Futurity: Notes on the Intimate                                    Sonic Politics of Joséphine Baker in the Third Reich

                                    Kira Dralle

            4:00 - 6:00 — Dinner on your own

            6:00 - 8:00 —Keynote: When and Where are Erotics?        

                                    Deborah Wong

                                    Respondent: Olivia Bloechl

            8:00 — Drinks/Social hour

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Humanities Center (602 Cathedral of Learning)

            8:00 - 8:45 — Coffee/light breakfast

            8:45 - 9:45 — Womens’ Eroticisms — Chair: Meghan Hynson

                        “A Woman Who Has Never Been Satisfied”: Women of Color and Gendered                                Hierarchies in Hamilton: An American Musical

                                    Hannah Young

                        “Singing Lesbian Eroticism in 1930s France: Suzy Solidor, Camp, and the                                     Construction of Persona”

                                    Christopher Moore

            10:00 - 11:30 — Tactility — Chair: Adriana Helbig

                        Sensing the Sonic Body in Transgender Corporeality and Combat Sports

                                    Ray Ace and Donnie Scally

                        Touching, Rubbing, Stroking: Rehabilitation of the Snare Drum Through Queer                            Erotics

                                    Bill Solomon

                        Punishment and Sadomasochism in a Medieval Saint’s Office: The Persistent                                Case of Katherine of Alexandria

                                    James Blasina

            11:30 - 1:00 — Lunch on your own

            1:00 - 3:00 — Queer/Erotic Hermeneutics — Chair: Dan Wang

                        “Un Ami si Fidelle”: Homoerotic Devotion and Jesuit Spirituality in Marc-Antoine
                            Charpentier’s petits motets

                                    Joshua Druckenmiller

                        Passion and Worship: Possessive Eroticism in Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ralph                           Vaughan Williams’s The House of Life

                                  Andrew Shaw

                        “Au Fond d’un Placard”: Allusion, Narrative, and Queer Experience in Poulenc’s                         Ier Nocturne

                                    Campbell Shiflett

                        The jouissance of repression-eroticization in Chinese Kunqu Opera: A Lacanian                            reading of Peony Pavilion

                                    Howard Huang

            3:15 - 4:15 — Case Studies in Latin America— Chair: Juan Velasquez Ospina

                        Empathy and Othering: Style, Movement, Nation, and the Erotic Subject in Cuban                        Salsa

                                    Elizabeth Batiuk

                        Eroticizing Indigenous Femininity as a Strategy for Dis/locating Space and Time                          in Early Twentieth-Century Colombian Musical Indigenismo

                                    Daniel Castro Pantoja

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

            5:00 - 6:30 — Concert & Roundtable — Chair: Eric Moe

                                    Anna Elder, soprano

                        House of Incest                              

                                     Singer Joy

                        His Mind & What He Heard in Central Park in the Late 90s

                                    Anthony Green

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                                    Steven Whiteley

                        Speed Dating                                   

                                    Michele Cheng