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"Musical Modernism and the Representation of Disability": A Lecture by Joseph Straus

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Time: 4pm

Location: Atwood Hall 360 (Chemistry Building)

Event Description: The Music Department's McDowell Lecture Series in collaboration with The Disability Studies Initiative at Emory University and co-sponsorship by The Hightower Fund proudly present: JOSEPH N. STRAUS, Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center at City University of New York - "Musical Modernism and the Representation of Disability".

Reception to follow the lecture.

Author of Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music, Joseph Straus is a music theorist specializing in music of the 20th century, with research interests that include set theory, voice-leading in post-tonal music, the music of Stravinsky, and the music of Ruth Crawford Seeger. His book, Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, is a standard college textbook on this topic. His book Remaking the Past received the Wallace Berry award from the Society for Music Theory (SMT). Professor Straus was the President of the SMT from 1997-99.

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

See the poster for this event here.

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