Popular Music and Blackness in Europe

Dr Stuart Green presents at the latest event in the monthly online seminar series: Current Debates in European Popular Musics.

Please note this event will be held online via Microsoft Teams.

To receive the attendee link, please email Dr Stuart Green (s.n.s.j.green@leeds.ac.uk) and Dr Isabelle Marc (isabelle.marc@filol.ucm.es) in the week commencing 16 November.

Read more about Dr Stuart Green (University of Leeds)

Read more about European Popular Musics

Current Debates in European Popular Musics is a monthly online seminar series in 2020-2021, the objectives of which are to share knowledge and current research being undertaken in the field of European Popular Music studies and to consolidate our position at the forefront of academic discussion of some of the most important issues in the study of popular music at present.

Each seminar will consist of a short academic talk by one of our members or a guest speaker, and will be followed by group discussion about the questions raised. The seminar series talks will begin at 5pm UK time and will be held via Microsoft Teams. To attend, please email s.n.s.j.green@leeds.ac.uk or isabelle.marc@filol.ucm.es for the link prior to each talk, or ask to be added to our mailing list.

  • Thursday 15 October 2020 – 'The Soundtrack to Democracy and Dictatorship: Popular Music in Spain', Professor Duncan Wheeler (University of Leeds)
  • Thursday 19 November 2020 – 'Popular Music and Blackness in Europe', Dr Stuart Green (University of Leeds)
  • Thursday 17 December 2020 – 'Mylène Farmer: French Pop Diva', Dr Isabelle Marc (Complutense University of Madrid)
  • Thursday 21 January 2021 – 'Dalida: French Disco Queen', Dr Barbara Lebrun (University of Manchester)
  • Thursday 18 February 2021 – 'Reading the Popular Music Star as Intermedium: The Case of Mina, Italian Popular Music Diva’, Rachel Haworth (University of Leeds)
  • Thursday 18 March 2021 – ‘‘Latin’ Gainsbourg and the Parisian Nightclub Scene’, Sue Miller (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Thursday 15 April 2021 – 'Writing for Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series: Édith Piaf's live album Récital 61’, David Looseley (University of Leeds)
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 – 'Iberian Cantautoras: Elisa Serna and Teresa Rebull’, Elia Romera Figueroa (Duke University)
  • Thursday 17 June 2021 – 'From Stereotype to Novelty? The Transnational Spread of Russian Popular Music’, Marco Biasioli (University of Manchester)
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 – 'Encroaching Phonography: The Invention of Andalusi Music as Folk Music (1912-1956)’, Samuel Llano (University of Manchester)