Please join the Society for Musicology in welcoming Dr. Mark Anthony Neal to the Florida State University’s College of Music! On Thursday, September 26, from 4:00-5:00pm in the Longmire Recital Hall (LON 201), Dr. Neal will be presenting a talk entitled “‘I’ll Be a Bridge: Black Interiority, Black Invention and the American Songbook.” A reception will follow the talk, which is free and open to the public.
About Dr. Neal:
Mark Anthony Neal is Chair of the Department of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson & the Black Performance Tradition, and The History of Hip-Hop, which he co-teaches with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit).
He also co-directs the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE).
He is the author of several books including What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1999), Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002) and Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities (2013). The 10th Anniversary edition of Neal’s New Black Man was published in February of 2015 by Routledge. Neal is co-editor of That’s the Joint: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Routledge), now in its second edition. Additionally Neal is host of the video webcast Left of Black, which is produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke. You can follow him on Twitter at @NewBlackMan.