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1725topp

Interesting Panels at the Prince from Minneapolis Symposium

I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.

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Reply #1 posted 03/22/18 4:33pm

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1725topp said:

I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.



It makes perfect sense that some of these people are speakers at this symposium, but there are some I question what they'd have to offer in this kind of venue. But that's just me.

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Reply #2 posted 03/23/18 6:57am

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Mumio said:

1725topp said:

I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.



It makes perfect sense that some of these people are speakers at this symposium, but there are some I question what they'd have to offer in this kind of venue. But that's just me.

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Yes, it seems to be an interesting hodgepodge of speakers, but I think they are trying to create a cross-section of folks to have a multi-dimensional and cross-discipline discussion about Prince. I tend to like conferences/symposiums that mix the academic and the popular. Sometimes it works well, and sometimes it's merely spectacle. I hope that this time it will be the former and not the latter.

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Reply #3 posted 03/23/18 2:19pm

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1725topp said:

I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.

hmmm i can't get the links to work 1725.

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1725topp said:

I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.

hmmm i can't get the links to work 1725.

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My bad, when the URLs hyperlinked, the hyperlink included the periods at the end of the sentence. Try http://www.princefrommpls...edule.html for the general panel topics and schedule and try http://www.princefrommpls...akers.html for the list of speakers. Finally, go to http://www.princefrommpls.org/ for the home page of the symposium. Again, my bad--I didn't realize that the periods at the end of the sentences would cause the URLs not to work.

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Reply #5 posted 03/23/18 8:45pm

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1725topp said:



purplefam99 said:




1725topp said:


I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.



hmmm i can't get the links to work 1725.



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My bad, when the URLs hyperlinked, the hyperlink included the periods at the end of the sentence. Try http://www.princefrommpls...edule.html for the general panel topics and schedule and try http://www.princefrommpls...akers.html for the list of speakers. Finally, go to http://www.princefrommpls.org/ for the home page of the symposium. Again, my bad--I didn't realize that the periods at the end of the sentences would cause the URLs not to work.




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Reply #6 posted 03/25/18 3:42pm

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I'm also giving one of the talks about the symposium! It's called "Unlocking The Vault : Grieving and finding peace through Prince's unreleased music"

My talk will be on the 17th, I believe.

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Reply #7 posted 03/26/18 8:47am

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I'm also giving one of the talks about the symposium! It's called "Unlocking The Vault : Grieving and finding peace through Prince's unreleased music"

My talk will be on the 17th, I believe.

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Very Cool! If it's the 17th, which I think is Tuesday, then it's the same day as my former co-worker, who is presenting on the Minneapolis Place panel. That's the best and worst part of conferences. Often, there are great panels at the same time, and one must choose between them. I hope you have a great time and a great presentation.

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Reply #8 posted 04/03/18 9:15pm

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1725topp said:

I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.



Thanks for posting 1725topp.

Here is an article published today by the Star Tribune and written by Jon Bream.

"Panelists include community leaders Andrea Jenkins and Nekima Levy-Pounds; Purple associates Matt Fink, Kim Berry and Mayte Garcia, and Twin Cities journalists Andrea Swensson, Jim Walsh and the Star Tribune’s Chris Riemenschneider."

Check out the article here:

http://m.startribune.com/...478678993/
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Reply #9 posted 04/04/18 7:45am

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1725topp said:

I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.

Thanks for posting 1725topp. Here is an article published today by the Star Tribune and written by Jon Bream. "Panelists include community leaders Andrea Jenkins and Nekima Levy-Pounds; Purple associates Matt Fink, Kim Berry and Mayte Garcia, and Twin Cities journalists Andrea Swensson, Jim Walsh and the Star Tribune’s Chris Riemenschneider." Check out the article here: http://m.startribune.com/...478678993/

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Latin, thanks so much for providing the link to the article. It seems that the symposium is gearing up to be an excellent event. I can't wait to get a report from my former colleague.

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Latin said:

1725topp said:

I have a former colleague who will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Prince from Minneapolis Symposium, which will be April 16 - 18, 2018. Y'all can view the general panel topics and schedule here: http://www.princefrommpls...dule.html. To view the list of keynote speakers go to http://www.princefrommpls...kers.html. Along with the keynote speakers, there will be some very interesting papers presented, such as a panel on Minneapolis including C. Liegh McInnis, the author of The Lyrics of Prince, and a panel coordinated by the editor of The Journal of African American Studies Special Issue on Prince. Also, noted journalist Greg Tate will be featured along with a panel, "Prince Alumni," which will feature former Paisley Park sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, former Paisley Park technical director Dave Hampton, former Paisley Park Costume designer Stacia Lang, former Paisley Park director and MCA executive Craig Rice, former Paisley Park creative director Sotera Tschetter, and former Prince hairstylist Kim Berry. Overall, seems like it will be a pretty cool symposium, which I don't normally say about academic symposiums.

Thanks for posting 1725topp. Here is an article published today by the Star Tribune and written by Jon Bream. "Panelists include community leaders Andrea Jenkins and Nekima Levy-Pounds; Purple associates Matt Fink, Kim Berry and Mayte Garcia, and Twin Cities journalists Andrea Swensson, Jim Walsh and the Star Tribune’s Chris Riemenschneider." Check out the article here: http://m.startribune.com/...478678993/

Just saw this article on another site--there's really some interesting papers beong presented. Too bad I can't attend the presentations. I hope some attendees will share their experiences. Thanks for posting.

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Reply #11 posted 04/06/18 8:56pm

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Latin said:

1725topp said: Thanks for posting 1725topp. Here is an article published today by the Star Tribune and written by Jon Bream. "Panelists include community leaders Andrea Jenkins and Nekima Levy-Pounds; Purple associates Matt Fink, Kim Berry and Mayte Garcia, and Twin Cities journalists Andrea Swensson, Jim Walsh and the Star Tribune’s Chris Riemenschneider." Check out the article here: http://m.startribune.com/...478678993/

Just saw this article on another site--there's really some interesting papers beong presented. Too bad I can't attend the presentations. I hope some attendees will share their experiences. Thanks for posting.

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Yes, like you, I'm hoping the same as well.

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Reply #12 posted 04/17/18 7:06pm

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The scholarly Prince: U symposium explores musical icon's link to Minneapolis

Daphne Brooks and Jeff Chang discussing Prince's legacy Monday evening at Northrop Auditorium.
Photo Gallery - Symposium "Prince From Minneapolis"

It seems like just about everyone in Minneapolis has a Prince story. And lots of academics have theories about the Minnesota music icon.

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Dozens of academics — from Yale to Arizona State — have gathered at the University of Minnesota this week for a symposium called “Prince from Minneapolis.” The professors, graduate students and even journalists will deliver papers on such topics as “Dandyism in Prince’s Minneapolis,” “Sex and the side chick in Prince’s music,” and “What Prince learned about color and sound from Joni Mitchell.”

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The symposium kicked off Monday evening at Northrop with organizer Arun Saldanha, a University of Minnesota geography professor, explaining that the goal of the three-day event is to explore “through academic knowledge” why Prince didn’t leave Minneapolis.

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The symposium coincides with the second anniversary of Prince’s death on April 21. This weekend, the second annual “Celebration” will be staged at Paisley Park, his studio in Chanhassen. There will be tours, concerts and panel discussions that are once again expected to draw fans from all over the world.

.

At the symposium, California hip-hop journalist Jeff Chang delivered the keynote speech with Yale Prof. Daphne Brooks offering a response. Their themes dwelled on issues of race and freedom.

Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and Committee on Black Performing Arts at Stanford University, talked about how desegregation and resegregation affected the “Purple Moses.”

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When he wasn’t throwing around professorial verbiage and references to scholars who were foreign to most Purple fans, Chang quoted Prince’s lyrics and interviews, U law professor Myron Orfield and Twin Cities journalist Andrea Swensson, author of the recent book “Got To Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound.”

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Brooks, who is working on a three-volume book about black female singers, discussed the impact of women and children on the Purple One. She stubbornly essayed to connect Prince with David Bowie, partly because she’d organized a symposium on both of them last year at Yale

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About 300 people attended the speeches in the 2,700-seat auditorium. Many seemed impressed.

“This was a good opportunity to hear about Prince because I’m more about liking him for his music,” said Amelious Whyte, a University of Minnesota administrator.

.

Rashad Shabazz, a professor at Arizona State who is writing a book on the Minneapolis sound, will participate in two panel discussions during the symposium.

“I think it’s important to have this here in Minneapolis,” Shabazz said after the speeches. “He’s from here. He did his music here. This is the community that loves him.”

Minneapolis journalist and filmmaker Rebecca McDonald came because she’s a fan of Chang’s. “His speech inspired me as a storyteller,” she said.

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No honorary degree

There have been rumors that the University of Minnesota was going to present an honorary degree to Prince during the symposium.

“The U of M has no plans to award him an honorary degree in April,” said U spokeswoman Emma Bauer.

.

Parts of the symposium are less academic, such as panels featuring such former Paisley Park associates as sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, hairstylist Kim Berry and dancer Mayte Garcia, Prince’s first wife.

.

But the emphasis is on scholars such as Dalena Ngo, a graduate student at the University of California Merced who grew up in Shakopee. She is going to deliver a paper on race and masculinity.

Ngo enjoyed the opening night discussion but thought “it was a little basic.”

Tony Kiene of Bloomington had mixed emotions after the first day of the symposium. In 1996, he wrote his master’s thesis in American studies at Purdue on Prince.

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“Tonight they talked about a lot of the themes I talked about 20 years ago when I had professors laugh at me saying ‘Prince is not an academic adventure,’ ” said Kiene, who was surprised by the sparse turnout at Northrop. “This was interesting but a little wonky.”

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Thanks for posting, purplethunder3121. Nice to read Bream's opinion of the symposium. I hope any orgers who attend will post their reactions/thoughts.

purplethunder3121 said:

The scholarly Prince: U symposium explores musical icon's link to Minneapolis

Daphne Brooks and Jeff Chang discussing Prince's legacy Monday evening at Northrop Auditorium.
Photo Gallery - Symposium "Prince From Minneapolis"

It seems like just about everyone in Minneapolis has a Prince story. And lots of academics have theories about the Minnesota music icon.

.

Dozens of academics — from Yale to Arizona State — have gathered at the University of Minnesota this week for a symposium called “Prince from Minneapolis.” The professors, graduate students and even journalists will deliver papers on such topics as “Dandyism in Prince’s Minneapolis,” “Sex and the side chick in Prince’s music,” and “What Prince learned about color and sound from Joni Mitchell.”

.

The symposium kicked off Monday evening at Northrop with organizer Arun Saldanha, a University of Minnesota geography professor, explaining that the goal of the three-day event is to explore “through academic knowledge” why Prince didn’t leave Minneapolis.

.

The symposium coincides with the second anniversary of Prince’s death on April 21. This weekend, the second annual “Celebration” will be staged at Paisley Park, his studio in Chanhassen. There will be tours, concerts and panel discussions that are once again expected to draw fans from all over the world.

.

At the symposium, California hip-hop journalist Jeff Chang delivered the keynote speech with Yale Prof. Daphne Brooks offering a response. Their themes dwelled on issues of race and freedom.

Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and Committee on Black Performing Arts at Stanford University, talked about how desegregation and resegregation affected the “Purple Moses.”

.

When he wasn’t throwing around professorial verbiage and references to scholars who were foreign to most Purple fans, Chang quoted Prince’s lyrics and interviews, U law professor Myron Orfield and Twin Cities journalist Andrea Swensson, author of the recent book “Got To Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound.”

.

Brooks, who is working on a three-volume book about black female singers, discussed the impact of women and children on the Purple One. She stubbornly essayed to connect Prince with David Bowie, partly because she’d organized a symposium on both of them last year at Yale

..

About 300 people attended the speeches in the 2,700-seat auditorium. Many seemed impressed.

“This was a good opportunity to hear about Prince because I’m more about liking him for his music,” said Amelious Whyte, a University of Minnesota administrator.

.

Rashad Shabazz, a professor at Arizona State who is writing a book on the Minneapolis sound, will participate in two panel discussions during the symposium.

“I think it’s important to have this here in Minneapolis,” Shabazz said after the speeches. “He’s from here. He did his music here. This is the community that loves him.”

Minneapolis journalist and filmmaker Rebecca McDonald came because she’s a fan of Chang’s. “His speech inspired me as a storyteller,” she said.

.

No honorary degree

There have been rumors that the University of Minnesota was going to present an honorary degree to Prince during the symposium.

“The U of M has no plans to award him an honorary degree in April,” said U spokeswoman Emma Bauer.

.

Parts of the symposium are less academic, such as panels featuring such former Paisley Park associates as sound engineer Scottie Baldwin, hairstylist Kim Berry and dancer Mayte Garcia, Prince’s first wife.

.

But the emphasis is on scholars such as Dalena Ngo, a graduate student at the University of California Merced who grew up in Shakopee. She is going to deliver a paper on race and masculinity.

Ngo enjoyed the opening night discussion but thought “it was a little basic.”

Tony Kiene of Bloomington had mixed emotions after the first day of the symposium. In 1996, he wrote his master’s thesis in American studies at Purdue on Prince.

.

“Tonight they talked about a lot of the themes I talked about 20 years ago when I had professors laugh at me saying ‘Prince is not an academic adventure,’ ” said Kiene, who was surprised by the sparse turnout at Northrop. “This was interesting but a little wonky.”

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I attended the conference (and met Militant in person biggrin ). From my perspective (Master's degree in a discipline that wasn't covered at the conference), the talks were mixed and some were very challenging for me (because of our specialisations), but others were easy to follow. In my opinion, the best sessions were community and plenar talks as there was more time to go into depth, whereas regular talks permitted only limited time per presentation. For example, the talk by Joseph Vogel was interesting, but I think he could have dug deeper into the racial aspects of Prince's career. In addition, I felt that many speakers only aimed at Prince's early work and the latest pieces of music they acknowledged were produced in the 90s. Obviously, there were talks on the latter works, such as the one on 3121, but I unfortunately couldn't attend them because I would have needed to be at more places at the same time lol. I'm really happy that I went there though and I'm seriously thinking of doing a PhD now...

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I've read twitter follows and some of the presentations seemed a bit of a stretch (proposing what he would like or do, and why).

The sad part is that attendance seemed very sparse in the photos I've seen.

Maybe due to the harsh weather?

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I've read twitter follows and some of the presentations seemed a bit of a stretch (proposing what he would like or do, and why).

The sad part is that attendance seemed very sparse in the photos I've seen.

Maybe due to the harsh weather?

That's too bad. That may affect whether or not they decide to have one next year...

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purplethunder3121 said:

laytonian said:

I've read twitter follows and some of the presentations seemed a bit of a stretch (proposing what he would like or do, and why).

The sad part is that attendance seemed very sparse in the photos I've seen.

Maybe due to the harsh weather?

That's too bad. That may affect whether or not they decide to have one next year...

Some presentations I attended were very loaded and those that came later had to sit on the floor. AFAIK this was a unique conference that was held at the occasion of the honorary doctorate award, so I don't think it will take place next year.

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FullLipsDotNose said:

purplethunder3121 said:

That's too bad. That may affect whether or not they decide to have one next year...

Some presentations I attended were very loaded and those that came later had to sit on the floor. AFAIK this was a unique conference that was held at the occasion of the honorary doctorate award, so I don't think it will take place next year.

That's interesting. I wonder which of the presentations attracted the most people? Could you perhaps give us a list?

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purplethunder3121 said:

FullLipsDotNose said:

Some presentations I attended were very loaded and those that came later had to sit on the floor. AFAIK this was a unique conference that was held at the occasion of the honorary doctorate award, so I don't think it will take place next year.

That's interesting. I wonder which of the presentations attracted the most people? Could you perhaps give us a list?

The ones that were loaded were in the Race section (including Joseph Vogel's talk), but I think it was mainly because the room was sort of small biggrin

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FullLipsDotNose said:

purplethunder3121 said:

That's interesting. I wonder which of the presentations attracted the most people? Could you perhaps give us a list?

The ones that were loaded were in the Race section (including Joseph Vogel's talk), but I think it was mainly because the room was sort of small biggrin

I have the feeling that certain subjects were more attractive to some attendees than others. Especially if they weren't academics.

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My friend and former colleague, C. Liegh McInnis, who presented at the symposium, told me that he got to meet Militant and that Militant's presentation and his panel were excellent. Also, he told me that, like most conferences or symposiums, some panels were sparsely attended and others were standing room only. Also, he stated that Wednesday's panels may have been more heavily attended as more people were arriving in Minneapolis for the celebration. But, overall, he stated that most of the panels were well attended, especially as academic conferences go. We must remember that most of these types of events appeal mostly to the "nerds" of the field, but, luckily and hopefully, what these conferences and symposiums around Prince are showing is that there are so many folks (scholars and laypeople) from so many different areas who have an interest in Prince, that these types of events will continue to grow, especially as the topics widen. Additionally, McInnis also told me that there is another symposium planned for the first weekend in June in New York. He didn't have any details, but, if I get any, I'll surely post them. Finally, and maybe Militant knows more about this, the BBC was their interviewing folks as McInnis was one of the people they interviewed for a documentary about the symposium. I'm not in Europe, so I'm hoping some of y'all across the pond will hip us Americans to that documentary when it is released.

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My friend and former colleague, C. Liegh McInnis, who presented at the symposium, told me that he got to meet Militant and that Militant's presentation and his panel were excellent. Also, he told me that, like most conferences or symposiums, some panels were sparsely attended and others were standing room only. Also, he stated that Wednesday's panels may have been more heavily attended as more people were arriving in Minneapolis for the celebration. But, overall, he stated that most of the panels were well attended, especially as academic conferences go. We must remember that most of these types of events appeal mostly to the "nerds" of the field, but, luckily and hopefully, what these conferences and symposiums around Prince are showing is that there are so many folks (scholars and laypeople) from so many different areas who have an interest in Prince, that these types of events will continue to grow, especially as the topics widen. Additionally, McInnis also told me that there is another symposium planned for the first weekend in June in New York. He didn't have any details, but, if I get any, I'll surely post them. Finally, and maybe Militant knows more about this, the BBC was their interviewing folks as McInnis was one of the people they interviewed for a documentary about the symposium. I'm not in Europe, so I'm hoping some of y'all across the pond will hip us Americans to that documentary when it is released.

Damn, I wish I lived in the US as there are Prince conferences almost every month...

But maybe I could give a presentation over Skype - a few people did that in Minneapolis, too.

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Reply #23 posted 04/19/18 9:56pm

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1725topp said:

But, overall, he stated that most of the panels were well attended, especially as academic conferences go. We must remember that most of these types of events appeal mostly to the "nerds" of the field, but, luckily and hopefully, what these conferences and symposiums around Prince are showing is that there are so many folks (scholars and laypeople) from so many different areas who have an interest in Prince, that these types of events will continue to grow, especially as the topics widen.

The presentations I went to were well attended...I would say between 30 -60 people in them. And yes, as academic conferences go, it was a lot of people. Several presenters who frequently present at academic conferences commented it was the largest crowds they'd ever had at a talk.

Additionally, McInnis also told me that there is another symposium planned for the first weekend in June in New York. He didn't have any details, but, if I get any, I'll surely post them.

It's a one-day (definitely) and two-day (possibly) Prince Lovesexy Symposium on June 1st (possibly) and 2nd (definitely) at NYU Tandon. The woman who is organizing it is De Angela Duff.

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Reply #24 posted 04/20/18 12:25am

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1725topp said:

But, overall, he stated that most of the panels were well attended, especially as academic conferences go. We must remember that most of these types of events appeal mostly to the "nerds" of the field, but, luckily and hopefully, what these conferences and symposiums around Prince are showing is that there are so many folks (scholars and laypeople) from so many different areas who have an interest in Prince, that these types of events will continue to grow, especially as the topics widen.

The presentations I went to were well attended...I would say between 30 -60 people in them. And yes, as academic conferences go, it was a lot of people. Several presenters who frequently present at academic conferences commented it was the largest crowds they'd ever had at a talk.

Additionally, McInnis also told me that there is another symposium planned for the first weekend in June in New York. He didn't have any details, but, if I get any, I'll surely post them.

It's a one-day (definitely) and two-day (possibly) Prince Lovesexy Symposium on June 1st (possibly) and 2nd (definitely) at NYU Tandon. The woman who is organizing it is De Angela Duff.

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Yep, that's her name. I couldn't remember it, but McInnis told it to me. I think Questlove has agreed to be there along with some other folks, but don't quote me. I think they are still planning.

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Reply #25 posted 04/20/18 12:27am

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1725topp said:

My friend and former colleague, C. Liegh McInnis, who presented at the symposium, told me that he got to meet Militant and that Militant's presentation and his panel were excellent. Also, he told me that, like most conferences or symposiums, some panels were sparsely attended and others were standing room only. Also, he stated that Wednesday's panels may have been more heavily attended as more people were arriving in Minneapolis for the celebration. But, overall, he stated that most of the panels were well attended, especially as academic conferences go. We must remember that most of these types of events appeal mostly to the "nerds" of the field, but, luckily and hopefully, what these conferences and symposiums around Prince are showing is that there are so many folks (scholars and laypeople) from so many different areas who have an interest in Prince, that these types of events will continue to grow, especially as the topics widen. Additionally, McInnis also told me that there is another symposium planned for the first weekend in June in New York. He didn't have any details, but, if I get any, I'll surely post them. Finally, and maybe Militant knows more about this, the BBC was their interviewing folks as McInnis was one of the people they interviewed for a documentary about the symposium. I'm not in Europe, so I'm hoping some of y'all across the pond will hip us Americans to that documentary when it is released.

Damn, I wish I lived in the US as there are Prince conferences almost every month...

But maybe I could give a presentation over Skype - a few people did that in Minneapolis, too.

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Yes, as I'm sure you know, lots of folks are opting for Skype presentations because it saves money as well as wear and tear on one's mind, body, and soul from tracing all over the nation and planet. So, I say next time there is an opportunity that you should present and ask if you can give your presentation via Skype. All they can say is no. But, if your paper is well-written, they will usually say yes. At least, that's been my experience.

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Reply #26 posted 04/21/18 10:23pm

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Shelby J posted a short video from her time at the Prince Symposium. I think it is just before she is about to perform. Y’all can see my former co-worker, C. Liegh McInnis, resting on the table at the 23 sec mark of the video. https://www.facebook.com/...754502762/. If you blink, you will miss him. He's wearing a black trench coat. Of course, he and Militant were a couple of the great presenters at the symposium. He also sent pictures of him with Shelby J and Dr. Fink on his listserv, but I don't know how to post pics.

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Reply #27 posted 04/22/18 5:54am

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Shelby J posted a short video from her time at the Prince Symposium. I think it is just before she is about to perform. Y’all can see my former co-worker, C. Liegh McInnis, resting on the table at the 23 sec mark of the video. https://www.facebook.com/...754502762/. If you blink, you will miss him. He's wearing a black trench coat. Of course, he and Militant were a couple of the great presenters at the symposium. He also sent pictures of him with Shelby J and Dr. Fink on his listserv, but I don't know how to post pics.

OMG, I'm also in the video!! biggrin

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Reply #28 posted 04/24/18 11:49pm

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Thank you for all of you who came to the writer panel. It was a great crowd and it was a lot of fun.

See you next year!

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Reply #29 posted 04/27/18 1:54pm

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1725topp said:

Shelby J posted a short video from her time at the Prince Symposium. I think it is just before she is about to perform. Y’all can see my former co-worker, C. Liegh McInnis, resting on the table at the 23 sec mark of the video. https://www.facebook.com/...754502762/. If you blink, you will miss him. He's wearing a black trench coat. Of course, he and Militant were a couple of the great presenters at the symposium. He also sent pictures of him with Shelby J and Dr. Fink on his listserv, but I don't know how to post pics.



Ahhh thanks man!!!

I met your colleague and he was cool as hell. He also looped me in on the story behind your username 😉 lol lol lol cool

I got a couple pics with Fink and Shelby also 😀




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