Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
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Robin James

My Keynote at Midwest Graduate Music Consortium 2019: “The Sonic Episteme”

This Saturday March 9 I’ll be delivering the keynote lecture at the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium meeting at the University of Chicago (more details later). The conference theme is “The Sonic Turn” and I’ll be speaking from sections of the......

My Talk At Loomis Chaffee 2/5/19

I’ll be speaking at Loomis Chaffee on Tuesday February 5th at 9:55am. Here’s the text of my talk. Intro posted below. Have you ever thought about why songs are organized the way they are? Why do they have the specific......

Berlin Talks January 2019

I’m giving two talks in Berlin this week, one at FU Berlin on “Popular Feminism and Pop Music” and the other at the CTM Festival on “Resilience, Sonic Patriarchy, and Feminist Melancholies.” I have linked to copies of each talk....

Shake It Off vs Thank u, next, or On The State of White Feminism in Pop Music c 2018

Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” is at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as of this writing, and it’s been late 2018’s biggest pop song. Many people have commented on the video’s retro-90s teen girl movie pastiche. I’m interested......

From the truth of sex to the truth of gender

This is me throwing a brand new idea out there to see if it works. It’s not fully developed and lacks references, but I just wanted to toss it out into the world and see what sticks. In The History......

My Talk at Queens U Kingston: Must Be Love On The Brain?: How can we address our simultaneous love of artworks and disgust at the misogynist artists who made them?

I’m speaking at Queens U Kingston as part of the “Against Hungry Listening” series. The talk is February 28th. Here‘s the full text. The gist of the talk is that much of the popular conversation about what to do with......

My talk at Loomis Chaffee 2/5/19

After getting back from Berlin, I’ll be speaking in Connecticut on Tuesday the 5th. Here’s the info....

NYC Area Feminist Sound Studies Winter 2019 Meetup

On behalf of the organizers, I’m happy to announce the NYC Area Feminist Sound Studies Winter 2019 Meetup. The point of the meetup is casual socialization & networking. Come with any questions, announcements, or whatever you want to share with......

Neoliberal Legitimacy in Politics & Music: On Cooper’s Family Values & Chapman’s The Jazz Bubble

I couldn’t find a place for this piece on Melinda Cooper’s Family Values & Dale Chapman’s The Jazz Bubble, so here is a very long and unedited version of it. If any editor wants to run a shorter, cleaner version,......

My 2018 In Review

Here’s a list of all the stuff I did, professionally, this year. I’m using this as the building blocks for my annual self-evaluation for work, so if I get a bit obnoxious discussing impact, that’s why. Research and Writing The......
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