(All times listed in EDT)


9:00am – 9:15am Welcome!

9:15am – 10:45am Panel 1: “As easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song” – Swiftian Lyrical Analysis

Nicky Watkinson – “‘Write This Down’: (Re-)Writing the Self in Taylor Swift’s Music”

Chloe Harrison and Helen Ringrow – “‘I thought I saw you at the bus stop, I didn’t though’: Re-versioning Identity and You and I Enactors”

Lauren Alex Hooper – “Lyrical World Building: An Exploration of Taylor Swift’s Use of Intratextuality”

Kate Galloway – Chair

10:45am – 11:00am Break!

11:00am – 12:30pm Panel 2: “With that same big loud opinion” – Reception and the Music Industry

Holly Gleason – “But The Middle-Aged Men Understand…: How Grown White Men Created/Extended Stereotyping To Taylor Swift’s Personna and Fed Pop Culture Media-Troping”

Melissa Avdeeff – “Problematizing the Journalistic Practice of Using Tweets as Evidence: a Taylor Swift Case Study”

Céleste Pagniello and Giselle Munoz Beltran – “Taylor Swift: Authorship and Ownership in the Music Industry”

Travis Stimeling – Chair

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm Panel 3: “And the haters gonna hate” – Critique and Cultural Capital

Will Robin – “Taylor Swift and Indie Classical’s Future(s)”

Phoebe Hughes – “Taylor Swift on Tour: Embracing Whiteness, Growing Up”

Robin James – “Taylor Swift and the Figure of the ‘Chill Girl’”

Chair – Jada Watson

3:10pm – 4:40pm Panel 4: “I don’t want you like a best friend” – A Gaylor Swift Panel Discussion

James Barker, Imogen Wilson, Paula Clare Harper – panelists

Dean Hubbs – moderator

4:40pm – 5:00pm Wrap-up/social time!


9:00am – 10:30am Panel 5: “If you could see that I’m the one who understands you” – Swift Fans and Fandom

Georgia Carroll – “‘It gets ugly really fast’: Social media and community building within the online Taylor Swift fandom”

Annelot Prins – “‘They said speak now’: Taylor Swift and the Politics of (Anti-)Fandom”

Thiago Soares, Lianna Genuíno – “What does Taylor Swift have to do with soccer? Culture of speculation in the practices of pop music fans in Brazil”

Melissa Avdeeff – Chair

10:40am – 11:40am Panel 6: “In my defense, I have none for never leaving well enough alone” – Music Theorizing Taylor Swift

Cameron Steuart – “Register, Timbre, and Rhetoric in Two Duets by Taylor Swift”

Chelsea Burns – “You Can’t Go Home Again: ‘Love Story (Taylor’s Version)’ and the Impossibility of Re-Creation”

Phoebe Hughes – Chair

11:30am – 12:00pm Conclusion and Goodbyes