The Humanities Program (HUMN)

presents a talk

on Friday, September 30 at 4pm in Eaton Humanities 1B80


Michael Gallope

Associate Professor of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature

University of Minnesota

"Artmaking and Late Modernity: Ineffability, Compulsion, Difficulty"

 Deep Refrains Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable 

In this talk Professor Gallope examines work by Alice Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Ornette Coleman, Elton John, Beyoncé Knowles, and Ahmed Janka Nabay while engaging with the thought of Freud, Heidegger, Adorno, Fred Moten, and Marianna Ritchey.


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Michael Gallope is an Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century music, continental philosophy, critical theory, popular culture, sound studies, and music of the African diaspora. He previously taught at New York University where he completed a Ph.D. in Musicology as well as an Advanced Certificate in Poetics and Theory, and at the University of Chicago where he was a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows. He is the author of Deep Refrains Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable (U of Chicago Press, 2017).


Michael Gallope’s webpage