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Tuesday, 28 December

184. Brecht and Postwar Popular Music

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Regency Ballroom C1, Loews

Program arranged by the International Brecht Society

Presiding: Marc David Silberman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

1. “Brecht and Sondheim: An Unholy Alliance,” Scott McMillin, Cornell Univ.

2. “Nina Simone’s Musical Theater of Gest,” Don Belton, Temple Univ.

3. “Brechtian Theory in Practice: Avant-Garde Punk from the Velvet Underground to the Talking Heads,” Nels Jeff Rogers, Univ. of Kentucky

4. “‘Hang the DJ’: Surreal Agit-Prop, 1980s Britpop, and a Brechtian Rereading of the Smiths,” Gary Pratt, Temple Univ.

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