My dissertation chapter on Mobile’s Excelsior Band has now been published as an article in the Alabama Folklife Association’s journal Tributaries. It’ll be online and open-access eventually, but in the meantime you can buy a copy of the journal for $12: https://www.alabamafolklife.org/shop/p/tributaries-16
Review of Murray Talks Music
My review of Paul Devlin’s Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues is now available in the latest issue of The Bulletin of the Society for American Music: https://www.american-music.org/page/BulletinCurrent
Review of After the Dance, the Drums are Heavy
I had the pleasure of reviewing one of my favorite books for the Oral History Journal. Check out my review of Rebecca Dirksen’s After the Dance, the Drums are Heavy: https://www.ohs.org.uk/reviews/after-the-dance-the-drums-are-heavy-carnival-politics-and-musical-engagement-in-haiti/?fbclid=IwAR2Uea-U3A2mcghsw-vL8iSACH3y_0bSn-wLlm8Ii2gk6Rk1pIdhusMeopI
Interview with Music Journalism Insider!
I was recently interviewed by Todd Burns of Music Journalism Insider! Honored and flattered to be invited. You can read the interview here for free until April 18, 2022: https://www.musicjournalisminsider.com/archive/emily-ruth-allen-interview/
A Look Back At The Last Few Months!
I’m pleased to share that I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation, “Brass B(r)ands in Mobile, Alabama’s Mardi Gras,” so I am now officially Dr. Emily Ruth Allen!
I have also released a few new New Books Network episodes in the latter half of 2021, which you can find here: https://newbooksnetwork.com//hosts/profile/d0e36e2b-c234-46cb-a7a5-f2ed5110141e
Finally, my first journal article, co-authored with Dr. Isabel Machado, can be found here: https://journals.h-net.org/jfs/article/view/91
Looking forward to seeing what’s next as Dr. Allen!
Summer 2021 NBN Episodes!
I am pleased to share the New Books Network episodes I completed over the summer of 2021! Take a listen:
Katrina Phillips, Staging Indigeneity: Salvage Tourism and the Performance of Native American History (UNC Press, 2021)
Cécile Fromont, Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas: Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition (Penn State, 2019)
Alessandro Testa, Rituality and Social (Dis)Order: The Historical Anthropology of Popular Carnival in Europe (Routledge, 2020)
Candace Bailey, Unbinding Gentility: Women Making Music in the Nineteenth-Century South (U Illinois Press, 2021)
Mark A. Johnson, Rough Tactics: Black Performance in Political Spectacles, 1877-1932 (UP of Mississippi, 2021)
Jill P. Ingram, Festive Enterprise: The Business of Drama in Medieval and Renaissance England (U Notre Dame Press, 2021)
In Concert – Phil Auslander Interview
Check out my latest New Books in Music episode with Dr. Philip Auslander, focusing on his book In Concert: Performing Musical Persona: https://newbooksnetwork.com/in-concert
NB in Music: Chronicling Stankonia
I had the pleasure of recently talking with Dr. Regina N. Bradley about her new book Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-hop South. Link to episode: https://newbooksnetwork.com/chronicling-stankonia
NB in Popular Culture: Millennials Killed the Video Star
This was a fun conversation! Check out my interview with Dr. Amanda Ann Klein about her book Millennials Killed the Video Star: MTV’s Transition to Reality Programming: https://newbooksnetwork.com/millennials-killed-the-video-star
NB in Music: Chocolate Surrealism
Dr. Njoroge M. Njoroge talks about his book Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean. Check out his discussion with me here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/chocolate-surrealism
More 2021 New Books in Celebration Studies Episodes!
2021 is off to a great start for the series! Check out the latest episodes here:
Festive Devils of the Americas: https://newbooksnetwork.com/festive-devils-of-the-americas
Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York City: https://newbooksnetwork.com/jump-up
The Ethnography of Tourism: Edward Bruner and Beyond: https://newbooksnetwork.com/the-ethnography-of-tourism
New Books in Celebration Studies: City of a Million Dreams
In the first 2021 episode of New Books in Celebration Studies, Jason Berry and I talk about his book City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. Listen to it here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/city-of-a-million-dreams