7:00 pm

Carlo Rotella – “Music, Memory, and the City: A Journey Back to the Old Neighborhood”

carlo-rotellaMusic has profound power to shape and cue memory, returning us to vivid images and mental states normally left far behind us in the past.  This talk explores the ways in which the popular songs of an era can serve as vehicles for traveling to and exploring a time and place--in this case, the South Side of Chicago in the 1970s. Professor Rotella is Director of the American Studies Program and Director of the Lowell Humanities Series at Boston College.