Free Event! Co-presented by the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and The Loft Cinema. Featuring a curated collection of Prince music videos and movie clips, followed by a discussion on the legacy of “His Royal Badness” with University of Arizona professors Don Trout and Stephanie Troutman.
Rock royalty. Movie star. Cultural icon. Prince Rogers Nelson was an artistic genius whose innovative music, extravagant style and flamboyant stage presence forever changed the face of popular culture. From early funk and soul albums like Dirty Mind and Controversy, through the landmark rock ‘n’ roll movie/music explosion of Purple Rain and the subsequent struggle for artistic freedom, to his final album, 2015’s Hit n Run Phase Two, Prince remained throughout his career a true original whose impact will continue to reverberate for generations to come. Join us for a very special tribute to the music and legacy of “His Royal Badness,” featuring a curated collection of Prince music videos and movie clips, followed by a discussion of all-things Prince with Don Traut, Associate Professor of Music and Head of the Critical Studies division in the UA School of Music and Stephanie Troutman, Associate Professor in the Department of English.
Don Traut is an associate professor of music theory at the University of Arizona, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in musical style, structure, and analysis. His research focuses primarily on the music of Igor Stravinsky, but he has also completed projects on ear worms, musical hooks, and recurring rhythmic and harmonic patterns in pop and rock music.
Stephanie Troutman is a feminist scholar and associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. Much of her work takes an intersectional approach to understanding issues of race, gender, and sexuality in relation to both popular culture and schooling. Specifically, Dr. Troutman focuses on educational policies, curriculum and pedagogy, film, media and youth discourses on issues of identity.