LL&C Colloquium Series -- You Can't Weave Cloth with Bayonets

 

LL&C Colloquium Series -- You Can't Weave Cloth with Bayonets

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LL&C Colloquium Series presents a talk by Virginia Martin, Ph.D. candidate.

"You Can't Weave Cloth with Bayonets"
But the Fabric of Community Can Be Had for a Song:
Singing's Critical Role in the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike

Martin notes, "My dissertation research is a rhetorical analysis of the role played by protest songs in the building of community that occurred in the IWW-led Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912. Mill workers, who comprised dozens of ethnicities, spoke more than 40 dialects, and had a long internal history of bitter antagonism, astonished observers with their show of solidarity. This talk will discuss how their sense of community was induced in no small way by the suasory effects of the songs' narratives and by communal singing's psychagogic (aesthetic and physiological) properties."

Reception, with hot refreshments, immediately follows.

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