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Friday, April 4
Venue: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

8:30-9:15 Breakfast and coffee for presenters and discussants

 

9:15-9:45    Andrew N. Weintraub (University of Pittsburgh)
                   Welcoming Remarks

 

9:45-10:15    Bart Barendregt (Leiden University)
                   The Voices of Asian Modernity Project

 

Panel 1: Chair: Nicole Constable (University of Pittsburgh)

 

10:15-11:00   Christine R. Yano (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa)
                    Diva Misora Hibari as Voice of Postwar Japan’s Modernity

                    Discussant: Neepa Majumdar (University of Pittsburgh)

 

11:00-11:15  Tea and coffee

 

11:15-12:00  Sooi-Beng Tan (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
                     Musical Voices of Vernacular Modernity:
                     Women Singers of Colonial Malaya

                     Discussant: Farzaneh Hemmasi (University of Toronto)

 

12:00-1:30    Lunch for presenters and discussants

 

Panel 2: Chair: Todd Reeser (University of Pittsburgh)

 

1:30-2:15     Jean Ma (Stanford University)
                    Gender, Modernity, and the Death of the Singer

                    Discussant: Andrew N. Weintraub (University of Pittsburgh)

 

2:15-3:00     Amanda Weidman (Bryn Mawr College)
                    Female Voices in the Public Sphere: Playback Singing and
                    Performance in South India

                    Discussant: Christine R. Yano (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa)

 

3:00-3:15     Tea and coffee

 

Panel 3: Chair: Nancy Condee (University of Pittsburgh)

 

3:15-4:00     Madhuja Mukherjee (Jadavpur University)

 

4:00-5:30     Film Showing: Kim Loo Sisters: Portrait in Four-Part Harmony

 

5:30-5:45     Discussion with Director Leslie Li

 

6:00-8:00     Dinner for presenters and discussants

 

Saturday, April 5
Venue: Martin Room, Sennott Square

 

8:30-9:00     Breakfast and coffee for presenters and discussants

 

Panel 4: Chair: Charles Exley (University of Pittsburgh)

 

9:00-9:45     Ricardo D. Trimillos (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa)
                    Enacting the nation through voice, body, and gender: Filipina
                    singers
from the close of the Philippine-American War to
                    the onset of martial
law (1912-1972)
                    Discussant:   Yiman Wang (UC Santa Cruz)

 

9:45-10:30   Hee-sun Kim (Kookmin University)
                    From Female Dance Divas to K-pop Girl Groups:
                    Gender, Sexuality, and the Body in
Popular Music of
                    South Korea from the 1980s to the 2000s

                    Discussant: Sooi-Beng Tan (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

 

10:30-10:45  Tea and coffee

 

Panel 5: Chair: Gavin Steingo (University of Pittsburgh)

 

10:45-11:30  Jennifer Milioto Matsue (Union College)
                    
Female Passivity or Musical Democracy?:
                    Making Music with Hatsune Miku

                    Discussant: Joshua D. Pilzer (University of Toronto)

 

11:30-12:15   Usha Iyer (University of Pittsburgh)
                      The Bhadramahila as Public Performer: Sadhona Bose
                     
and Female Stardom in Indian Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s
                      Discussant: Bart Barendregt (University of Leiden)

 

12:15-1:15     Lunch for presenters and discussants

 

Panel 6: Chair Shalini Ayyagari

 

1:30-2:15       Rosie Thomas (University of Westminster)
                      Fearless Nadia, Woman and the Whip: From Cabaret Dancer to Circus Queen

                      Discussant: Usha Iyer (University of Pittsburgh)

 

2:15-3:00       Joshua D. Pilzer (University of Toronto)
                      The “Comfort Women” and the Voice of East Asian Modernity

                      Discussant: Amanda Weidman (Bryn Mawr College)

 

3:00-3:30       Tea and coffee

 

 

Panel 7: Chair Heesun Kim (Kookmin University)

 

3:30-4:15       Charles Exley (University of Pittsburgh)
                      Pioneer in Dance, Song, and Stage: Tokuko Takagi

                      Discussant: Ricardo D. Trimillos (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa)

 

4:15-5:00        Farzaneh Hemmasi (University of Toronto)
                       Sirens of the Secular Modern:
                       The Politics of Iranian Female Pop Vocalists in Exile

                       Discussant: Jennifer Milioto Matsue (Union College)

 

5:30-7:30        Dinner for presenters and discussants

 

8:00-10:00      Kiran Ahluwalia in Concert, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

 

Sunday, April 6
Venue: Martin Room, Sennott Square

 

8:30-9:00        Breakfast and coffee for presenters and discussants

 

Panel 8: Chair Gabriella Lukacs

 

9:00-9:45        Bart Barendregt (Leiden University)
                       Princess Siti and the Peculiarities of Post Islamist Pop
                       (A view from Malaysia)

                       Discussant: Jean Ma (Stanford University)

 

9:45-10:30       Yiman Wang (UC Santa Cruz) The Acoustic Ladies:
                        Remediating “Chinese” Femininity and (Inter)nationality
                        in Early Talkies

                        Discussant: Rosie Thomas (University of Westminster)

 

10:30-10:45     Tea and coffee

 

10:45-11:45     Wrap-up and discussion

 

11:45-1:00       Lunch for presenters and discussants

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