USC Annenberg Talk on Climbing the Charts

October 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm 4 comments

| Gabriel |

USC Annenberg posted video of my talk in which I discuss the genre chapter of Climbing the Charts. In the chapter/talk I discuss how genre conventions structure diffusion, using as examples crossover between radio formats and the institutionalization of reggaetón with the growth of the “hurban” format.


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  • 1. Fanon  |  October 15, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Nice. Liked your point about taboo exchanges.

  • 2. drschweitzer  |  October 16, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Brilliant! I sent it to my PhD students as a sample of how to give a really great book-based talk.

    One side note, when you stop to answer questions, you picked up a coffee cup; I had looked away at my phone and saw you out of the corner of my eye, and I *thought* that what you picked up was a beer, and I was going “damn! Those people in Annenberg really know how to party if they have beer at noon seminars!”


    • 3. gabrielrossman  |  October 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Well, I find that it helps to be a little drunk at talks, just to take the edge off of nerves.

  • 4. Jenn Lena  |  October 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Terrific! Can’t wait for the book.

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