DISCO Research and Creative Activity Series
This series provides a forum for Ohio State faculty and graduate students to present their work-in-progress or recently published, performed, or exhibited work connected to issues of dis/ability, race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and other social differences.
About the Presenter
Trained in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies, Barry Shank's books include The Political Force of Musical Beauty (Duke University Press, 2014), A Token of My Affection: Greeting Cards and American Business Culture (Columbia University Press, 2004), and Dissonant Identities: The Rock 'n' Roll Scene in Austin, Texas (Wesleyan University Press, 1994). He is the co-editor of The Popular Music Studies Reader (Routledge, 2005), and American Studies: A New Anthology (Wiley/Blackwell, 2009). He has served as President of the US branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and is currently the Chair of the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University.
A reception will follow after the talk.