Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is a writer, university teacher, and journal editor based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of the book Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City (2010), as well as articles and reviews covering a wide variety of popular music genres. Richard is currently working on a co-authored book on ritual, remembrance, and recorded sound.

Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 98 Articles
//Features

Pete Seeger... Un Hombre Sincero | 17 Jun 2010 // 4:00 PM

These two documents transport listeners and viewers back to the heart of the civil rights era and reaffirm Seeger's creation of a truly global music of conscience that can transcend the limitations of its local translations.

Blood on the Tracks: Place and Displacement | 27 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM

Dylan’s work has been characterized by the poetics of place and displacement and a refutation of a fixed identity.

//Columns

Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular | 1 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM

This book comes very close to being a faithful mirror of the endlessly fascinating Harry Smith and, like its subject, will provoke, educate, and entertain in equal measure.

//Reviews

Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres | 4 Aug 2011 // 3:59 PM

Roberts gives eloquent voice to the fractured nature of identity, the way conflicting identifications jostle for prominence in our psyches, the multiple consciousness of modern hybridity.

Gillian Welch: The Harrow & The Harvest | 7 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

Ten more examples of what make Welch & Rawlings great: high lonesome harmonies, beautifully judged musicianship, exquisite songcraft, and a relationship with tradition that is both serious and playful.

//Blogs

Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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