European Popular Musics Research Group Seminar Series 2020-20

Seminar Series for 2020-2021, see also the website (, where the list of all those presenting also appears.

  • Thursday 15 October 2020 – ‘The Soundtrack to Democracy and Dictatorship: Popular Music in Spain’, Professor Duncan Wheeler (University of Leeds)
  • Thursday 19 November 2020 – ‘Popular Music and Blackness in Europe’, Dr Stuart Green (University of Leeds)
  • Thursday 17 December 2020 – ‘Mylène Farmer: French Pop Diva’, Dr Isabelle Marc (Complutense University of Madrid)
  • Thursday 21 January 2021 – ‘Dalida: French Disco Queen’, Dr Barbara Lebrun (University of Manchester)
  • Thursday 18 February 2021 – ‘Reading the Popular Music Star as Intermedium: The Case of Mina, Italian Popular Music Diva’, Rachel Haworth (University of Leeds)
  • Thursday 18 March 2021 – ‘‘Latin’ Gainsbourg and the Parisian Nightclub Scene’, Sue Miller (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Thursday 15 April 2021 – ‘Writing for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series: Édith Piaf’s live album Récital 61’, David Looseley (University of Leeds)
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 – ‘Iberian Cantautoras: Elisa Serna and Teresa Rebull’, Elia Romera Figueroa (Duke University)
  • Thursday 17 June 2021 – ‘From Stereotype to Novelty? The Transnational Spread of Russian Popular Music’, Marco Biasioli (University of Manchester)
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 – ‘Encroaching Phonography: The Invention of Andalusi Music as Folk Music (1912-1956)’, Samuel Llano (University of Manchester)

Here’s the link to this week’s seminar on  ‘Popular Music and Blackness in Europe’, by Stuart Green (University of Leeds), to be held this Thursday, 19 November, at 5pm UK time: