In the last 2020 episode of New Books in Celebration Studies, I chat with Dr. Timothy Larsen about the recently published _Oxford Handbook of Christmas_. Episode link here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/the-oxford-handbook-of-christmas
I recently sat down with Tim Storhoff to chat about his new book Harmony and Normalization: US-Cuban Musical Diplomacy. Check out our discussion here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/harmony-and-normalization
I learned so much from this book. Check out our interview here:
This was a fun interview! Check out this episode here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/neil-shister-radical-ritual-how-burning-man-changed-the-world-counterpoint-2019/?fbclid=IwAR33hXLgQReRU6nL1LbHxokyeouj31siYYEhLnH4fwJEVo3zpTBD8BJMY-0
Check out my latest episode of New Books in Celebration Studies, featuring an interview with Dr. Fabian Holt about his forthcoming book Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions. Listen at this webpage or wherever you get your podcasts: https://newbooksnetwork.com/fabian-holt-everyone-loves…/
I also recently had the pleasure of interviewing the Stooges Brass Band and Kyle DeCoste about their new book, Can’t Be Faded: Twenty Years in the New Orleans Brass Band Game. Apparently I’m now an honorary Stoogette. 😛 Check out this New Books in Celebration Studies episode in the link or anywhere you get your podcasts: https://newbooksnetwork.com/stooges-brass-band-cant-be-faded-twenty-years-in-the-new-orleans-brass-band-game-u-mississippi-press-2020/
Navigating a 14-hour time difference for the interview, I recently talked with Dr. Judith Mair about the Routledge Handbook of Festivals. The book has been SO useful for my dissertation process, especially in learning about other disciplines’ perspectives on festivals. To learn more about this handbook, check out the latest New Books in Celebration Studies episode here or wherever you get your podcasts: https://newbooksnetwork.com/judith-mair-the-routledge-handbook-of-festivals-routledge-2018/
Isabel Machado and I are starting a special podcast series on the New Books Network, “New Books in Celebration Studies” and welcome collaborations. If you are the author of a book that investigates celebrations, festivities, or any act of recognizing something or someone through ritual, we would love to talk to you about it in an episode. And if you would like to be a guest host for the series please contact us.
Here’s a bit of insight about what I’ve been up to since the start of social distancing.
I’m honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Society for American Music’s Adrienne Fried Block Fellowship! Congrats should also be extended to the other winner, Kyle DeCoste! Check out his upcoming book about the Stooges Brass Band (https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/C/Can-t-Be-Faded)
See the announcement regarding the Block fellowship here: https://www.american-music.org/page/BulletinCurrent#fellowships