Annual Meeting, Spring 2016

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia


Friday, March 18

8:00 – 9:00 am Registration


9:00 – 10:30 am Session 1

Representations of Gender and Race

Chair: Yvonne Kendall (Austin Peay State University)

Naomi Graber (University of Georgia), “Genre Trouble: Final Boys, Action Heroines, and the Gendered Music of Violence”

Megan Whiteman (University of Tennessee), “Psychologically Witched: Women of the French Tragédie Lyrique”

Kaylina Madison (University of Kentucky), “Black Representation in The Emperor Jones”


10:30 – 10:45 am Break


10:45 am – 12:15 pm Session 2

Reexamining Narratives and Biographies

Chair: Susan Thomas (University of Georgia)

Sarah Holder (University of Tennessee), “A Life of Harmonious Dissonance: Exploring the Work of Alice Fletcher through Intersectionality”

Morgan Rich (University of Florida), “Constructing a Narrative: Reexamining Theodor Adorno’s Alban Berg: Master of the Smallest Link through Source Study”

J. Tyler Fritts (University of Memphis), “Reading Between the Lines of History and Mythology: Towards a New Biography of Furry Lewis” 


1:30– 2:30 pm Business meeting


3:00 – 4:30 pm Session 3

Compositional Models and Chameleons

Chair: Dorothea Link (University of Georgia)

James MacKay (Loyola University), “Another Look at Chromatic Third-Related Key Relationships in La Haydn”

Jeremy Grall (Birmingham-Southern College), “Homages and Adaptations of Maurice Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte in 1930s American Jazz and Classical Music”

Craig B. Parker (Kansas State University), “Edwin Gerschefski:  Chameleon Composer from


8:00 pm Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire: Concert and Mini-Lectures


Saturday, March 19


9:00 – 10:30 am Session 4

Renaissance and Early Baroque Sources

Chair: Caroline Ehman (University of Louisville)

Kenneth Kreitner (University of Memphis), “The Tordesillas Perplex”

Yvonne Kendall (Austin Peay State University), “Arbeau's Orchesographie: Dance Music of Renaissance France”

Virginia Lamothe (Belmont University), “Towards a Better Understanding of Martyr

Tragedies in Seventeenth-Century Rome”



10:30 – 10:45 am Break


10:45 am – 12:15 pm Session 5

Musical Exchanges and Recontextualizations

Chair: Peter Lamothe (Belmont University)

Michelle Meinhart (Martin Methodist College), “‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary…’ and Tennessee: Unlikely Musical Exchanges in the English Country House, 1914-1918”

Catherine Greer (University of Tennessee), “Vorwärts!: Specters of the Hitlerjugend in the Songs of the Freie Deutsche Jugend”

David Heinsen (University of Georgia), “Re-Signifying Goldberg: Hannibal Lecter’s Leitmotif as an Affiliating Identification”