Collection: Popular Culture Association

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Teachable podcast episodes:

Waste more, want more: The case for taking objects seriously, with Christine Harold (Things Worth Keeping) and Nicole Seymour (Bad Environmentalism).

On reading, solitude, Edith Wharton, and what a library means to a woman: Sheila Liming (What a Library Means to a Woman) in conversation with Nynke Dorhout and Anne Schuyler of The Mount in Lenox, MA, and Wharton scholar Donna Campbell.

Travel, spiritual and physical, in Christopher Isherwood: A conversation between Jim Berg and Chris Freeman (Isherwood in Transit) and University of Minnesota Press director Doug Armato.

Spotify playlist:

Bring That Beat Back by Nate Patrin

The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 Allen Ginsberg 2020 Fall
An autobiographical journey through America in the turbulent 1960s—the essential backstory to Ginsberg’s National Book Award–winning volume of poetry
The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy The Digital Is Kid Stuff Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy 2021 Fall
How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America
The Computer’s Voice: From Star Trek to Siri The Computer’s Voice From Star Trek to Siri Liz W. Faber 2020 Fall
A deconstruction of gender through the voices of Siri, HAL 9000, and other computers that talk
Perpetual Motion: Dance, Digital Cultures, and the Common Perpetual Motion Dance, Digital Cultures, and the Common Harmony Bench 2020 Spring
A new exploration of how digital media assert the relevance of dance in a wired world
Sounds from the Other Side: Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Sounds from the Other Side Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Elliott H. Powell 2020 Fall
A sixty-year history of Afro–South Asian musical collaborations
My Life in the Purple Kingdom My Life in the Purple Kingdom BrownMark 2020 Fall
From the young Black teenager who built a bass guitar in woodshop to the musician building a solo career with Motown Records—Prince’s bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom
Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop Bring That Beat Back How Sampling Built Hip-Hop Nate Patrin 2020 Spring
How sampling remade hip-hop over forty years, from pioneering superstar Grandmaster Flash through crate-digging preservationist and innovator Madlib
Things Worth Keeping: The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Things Worth Keeping The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Christine Harold 2020 Spring
A timely examination of the attachments we form to objects and how they might be used to reduce waste
Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Modelwork The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Martin Brückner, Sandy Isenstadt and Sarah Wasserman, Editors 2021 Fall
How making models allows us to recall what was and to discover what still might be
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice

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