Announcing our 2022 lectures!

The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center is proud to announce its spring 2022 lectures — back in person on the UNLV campus! The Shaw Center’s mission is to preserve items related to popular music studies and to serve as a platform for current research about popular music. Our lecture series fulfills this second goal, welcoming popular music scholars from outside of UNLV to share their work and perspectives. All events are free and open to the public. Please join us!

April 11, 5:00: Chris Washburne (Columbia University) on Latin Jazz

May 3: Robert Fink (UCLA) on playlist culture and electronic dance music

Shaw Center Director publishes book on film music

Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Shaw Center, Director, and musicologist) has just published a book, Film Music in the Sound Erawith the Routledge publishing firm.

The book offers a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on music in sound film (1927–2017). Thematically organized sections cover historical studies, studies of musicians and filmmakers, genre studies, theory and aesthetics, and other key aspects of film music studies. Broad coverage of works from around the globe, paired with robust indexes and thorough cross-referencing, make this research guide an invaluable tool for all scholars and students investigating the intersection of music and film.

This guide is published in two volumes:

  • Volume 1: Histories, Theories, and Genres covers overviews, historical surveys, theory and criticism, studies of film genres, and case studies of individual films.
  • Volume 2: People, Cultures, and Contexts covers individual people, social and cultural studies, studies of musical genre, pedagogy, and the industry.

A complete index is included in each volume.

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