The well-known British writer Simon Reynolds will speak about his forthcoming book Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-First Century, a provocative historical exploration of 1970s pop culture, from David Bowie to disco, that touches on issues of gender fluidity, authenticity, sexual decadence, and star-making in the late 20th century. A writer for The Guardian, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, etc., Simon Reynolds has published many award-winning and critically acclaimed books on the history of pop culture, including The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, and Rock’n’Roll and Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture. His visit is sponsored by the History Department, and co-sponsored by English and other departments and programs.
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Earlier Event: October 15Literary Partners Program: Zentripetal "Where Words Leave Off, Music Begins Again"
Later Event: October 20Poets Out Loud Reading: David Blair and Rita Mae Reese