The conference will honor, remember, and critically situate the acclaimed New York writer Ellen Willis (1941-2006) and her work across politics, gender, and popular culture, with a special attention to her unique contribution to intellectual history within the fields of music journalism and feminist cultural criticism.

The conference is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Confirmed Participants for April 30

We are excited to announce the confirmed participants for Sex, Hope & Rock 'n' Roll: The Music Writing of Ellen Willis, a conference to be held at NYU April 30, 2011:

Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center
Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University
Daphne Brooks, Associate Professor of English and African-American Studies, Princeton University
Irin Carmon, writer for
Daphne Carr, PhD candidate, Columbia University and series editor, Best Music Writing
Georgia Christgau, English teacher, New York City schools
Robert Christgau, critic and lecturer at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music
Karen Durbin, film critic at Elle Magazine
Donna Gaines, journalist and sociologist
Richard Goldstein, author and writer for The Village Voice from 1966 until 2004
Kathleen Hanna, activist and musician, Bikini Kill, Le Tigre
Joe Levy, editor-in chief of Maxim
Susie Linfield, Director of NYU Journalism Institute’s Cultural Reporting & Criticism Program
Scott McLemee, board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle
Joan Morgan, critic, editor, and author
Evie Nagy, editor of Billboard Pro
Ann Powers, author and chief pop music critic at the Los Angeles Times
Devon Powers, Assistant Professor of Culture and Communication, Drexel University
Alex Ross, music critic, The New Yorker (The Rest Is Noise, Listen to This)
Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone (Love Is a Mix Tape)
Nona Willis Aronowitz, author and journalist