Simon Reynolds on Glam Rock and Its Legacy

  • Fordham University--Lincoln Center 113 West 60th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States

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.