Philosophy Dialogue: Hidden Histories | Music Inside: Prison Bands in Texas
- Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
- Comal Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Margaret Menninger, History
Caroline Gnagy, author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History
Caroline Gnagy, author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History, will lead a Philosophy Dialogues as part of larger symposium taking place the same day: "Strange Fruit and Lemonade: Music, Race, Gender, Class, Place," sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Gnagy will be speaking about how women incarcerated in Texas create opportunities for music "on the inside," whether by forming bands or by role-playing iconic female musicians such as Billie Holliday.
For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.
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