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Symposium Schedule

8:00 a.m. – Registration opens

8:30 a.m. – Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Panel I

The Woody Guthrie Archives and crossroads of historical research

  • Will Kaufman, University of Central Lancashire, UK, Finding a Modern Woody Guthrie
  • Gus Stadler, Haverford College, Dance, Disability, and the Rhythms of Intimacy
  • Mark Fernandez, Atomic Woody: Woody, Einstein, and the Impact Twentieth Century Science

Moderator: Brian Hosmer, University of Tulsa

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel II

Roundtable: Woody Guthrie and Crossroads of American Music Traditions

  • Jeff Place, Country Music melodies and their influence on Woody Guthrie (rough title)
  • Thomas Conner, University of California, San Diego, Our Unseen Friend: Early Radio and the Tuning in of Woody Guthrie’s Performing Persona
  • Roh Cohen, No Lone Wolf: Woody Guthrie and his support network in New York City

Moderator: Bob Santelli, Grammy Museum

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel III

All (cross) roads meet in Oklahoma

  • Andrew Wood, University of Tulsa, In the Tradition of Woody: Ry Cooder’s American Sound and Vision
  • Performance by Joy Harjo (Muskogee), This Land. . .Whose Land?

Moderator: Randall Fuller, University of Tulsa