With the conference in Austin and all it seemed worthwhile to pass on
information about a lecture being held at Texas A+M on the Tuesday
following.  Those lingering in Texas and those who reside in the
neighborhood might find it of interest.

Paper title:
"'Fellow Townsmen and My Noble Constituents!': Representations of
Oratory on Early Commercial Recordings."

Dr. Richard Bauman, Distinguished Professor, Department of Folklore and
Ethnomusicology, Indiana University.

Stark Gallery, Texas A+M University, College Station, Texas.

Tuesday, April 5, 7:30

The event is being hosted by Discourse Studies.  Reception will follow.

Richard Bauman is distinguished Professor of Folklore, and
Ethnomusicology, Communication and Culture, and Anthropology at Indiana
University and Director of the Folklore Institute there  His
groundbreaking work on verbal art, performance, festival, and identity
have played a key role in folklore and adjacent disciplines such as
anthropology, sociolinguistics, communications and American studies. His
most recent book, co-authored with Charles Briggs titled _Voices of
Modernity_ looks at the connection between language ideology and social
inequality and reveals how the critics of modernity have unwittingly
played into undemocratic discourses of race, gender, class and
nationality.  The prestigious awards, grants and fellowships Bauman has
received over the course of his career speak directly to his national
and international prominence in the academy (Guggenheim Fellow, Center
for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences Fellow at Stanford, National
Endowment for the Humanities Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
Grant). He was the editor of the _Journal of American Folklore_, and
co-authored classic folklore works with Roger Abrahams and Americo Paredes.

Andy Kolovos
Vermont Folklife Center
P.O. Box 442
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-4964
akolovos @