Resilience & Melancholy – talking to Dr Robin James about her new book…

Dr David Webster from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics team at the University of Gloucestershire in conversation with Dr Robin James about her new book Resilience & Melancholy: pop music, feminism, and neoliberalism 

71DZx1fVCZL Robin James is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte. She is author of two books: Resilience & Melancholy: pop music, feminism, and neoliberalism  and The Conjectural 225._altBody: gender, race and the philosophy of music.Her work on feminism, race, contemporary continental philosophy, pop music, and sound studies has appeared in The New Inquiry, Noisey, SoundingOut!, Hypatia, differences, Contemporary Aesthetics, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. She is also a digital sound artist and musician, and often works as a member of citation:obsolete.
There is a blog about the idea of resilience at

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DavidWebster says:

Reblogged this on Dispirited and commented:

From my other site – may be of interest…

Will says:

Great interview. Like the fact that you admit in the first minute that you hadn’t read the book!

DavidWebster says:

Not quite what I said – I had read it: but wanted to have Robin explain the issues…

Lucy O'Brien says:

Great interview. Really interesting concepts…and a refreshing take on that postfeminist pressure to be across everything!

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