Riggio Forum: Marybeth Hamilton

6:30 p.m.

Marybeth Hamilton is the author of the radically revisionist In Search of the Blues: Black Voices, White Visions and When I'm Bad, I'm Better: Mae West, Sex, and American Entertainment.  She has taught at the University of London and Ohio State, and has written and presented documentaries for BBC radio on the Delta blues, Little Richard, and the Library of Congress recordings of Alan Lomax and Jelly Roll Morton. Moderated by Greil Marcus.

As a part of his course “Old Weird America: Music as Democratic Speech” distinguished visiting professor Greil Marcus curates and hosts 4 events connected to the mission of the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy and the rich intersections of writing, music and cultural criticism.


Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, room 510

$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID at the door or at the Box Office.

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