Saturday, October 15, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Chair: Fernando Alfonso Orejuela (Indiana University)
Old-Time Canceled: Anti-Essentialist Approaches for Affective Communitas
J. Zavaan Johnson (Indiana University Bloomington)
Sounding the Nation from the Far-Right Fringe in Ireland
Tadhg Ó Meachair (Indiana University Bloomington)
optional discussion time
This panel on musical imaginaries is composed of emerging scholars who pull from folkloristics, ethnomusicology, and human geography to critically interrogate aural imaginaries of community. The imagined boundaries of sound and the sounds of imagined boundaries are examined to incorporate Black joy at festival spaces, interrogate conceptions of the local by way of radio archives, and question motives of Irish nationalist movements via virtual ethnography. To comprehend better the sounding of place and community, our panelists point to a range of approaches for complicating ideas of the "folk" through engagement with traditional and popular music scenes.