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This talk is an invitation to think together about what musical details, and all their unassimilatable qualities, make possible for scholarly projects. The presentation will revisit some of the details involved in Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music, and will also surface some of the book's submerged studies that made the final copy. Alongside these details, and the critical modes they make possible, the presentation will offer a set of working, non-prohibitive credos about writing and method.
Alexandra T. Vazquez is an assistant professor in the Center for African American Studies and English at Princeton University. She is the author of Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music. She has previously published in women and performance, The Journal for Popular Music Studies, Social Text, and the edited volumes Reggaeton and Pop When the World Falls Apart. Vazquez is currently working on a new manuscript titled Writing Sound: The Musical Poetics of Florida.
Presented by CSREA and the US Latino Studies Fund.