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Schedule for Popular Song in Film: Thirty Years of Gorbman’s Unheard Melodies

Friday, October 6
Location: Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library
9:00 Welcome/coffee/etc
9:30 How Todd Haynes Took the Camp out of The Carpenters- Caryl Flinn
10:15 From Awkward to Insecure: Rap in a web series and its HBO offspring- Anahid Kassabian
11:00 The Rolling Stones Code and Performance (1970)- Kevin Donnelly
Chair: Rebecca Fülöp
12:00-1:30 Lunch


Location: Harkness Chapel Classroom

1:30 Nondiegetic Music and Stylized Sound- James Buhler
2:15 Pop Music, Processing Fluency, and Pleasure: Film Songs as Both Hype and Memento- Jeff Smith
Chair: Peter Graff

3:00 Break

3:30 Popular Music at Edison: The Roots of Musical Accompaniment to Film- Kathryn Kalinak
4:15 Is It Their Song? The Use of Popular Song for Melodramatic Climax- Richard Dyer
Chair: Daniel Goldmark

Evening event: Cinematheque screenings, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Nosferatu

Saturday, October 7
Location: Harkness Chapel Classroom
9:00 Hearing the melodies–from The Searchers to Shine– Elsie Walker
9:45 The Ballad of Sergei and Stella: Music in and from The Uninvited (1944)- David Neumeyer
Chair: Michael Baumgartner

10:30 Break

11:00 Little Matched Girl: Belle’s voice, authenticity, and genuineness in Disney’s live-action Beauty & the Beast-Robynn Stilwell
11:45 The Voice Lesson: Learning to Sing on Screen- Jennifer Fleeger
12:30 Unheard Melodies: The Trailer- Jim Deaville
Chair: Dan Batchelder

12:45- 2:00 Lunch

2:00 Unheard Metaphors are Sweeter: Towards a Disablist Film Music Theory- Neil Lerner
2:45 Auteur Music and Labor- Julie Hubbert
Chair: Kate Rogers

3:30 Break

4:00 Pixar’s Memories- Daniel Goldmark
4:45 I’ll Sing You in My Dreams: David Lynch’s American Songbook- Martin Marks
Chair: Liz Weis 

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