Chadwick Jenkins

Chadwick lives in New York City and teaches Music History and Theory at The City College of New York. He earned his doctorate in Musicology at Columbia University. He has given papers on topics ranging from 12th Century lament to Duke Ellington and early radio to the use of Wagner's music in Bugs Bunny cartoons. He has published in scholarly journals on the music of John Cage, Richard Strauss, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has taught courses on music history, the history of rock, and the history of jazz at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Columbia University

Features // 26 Articles
Columns // 32 Articles
Reviews // 54 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

Luigi Pirandello on Film: L'Umorismo and Confronting the Other of the Self | 12 Jan 2017 // 8:00 PM

The Film Forum hosts seven films based on the writing of Luigi Pirandello that illustrate the complex ironies of the fractured Self.

Colin Kaepernick and the Perils of Patriotism as Fandom | 11 Jan 2017 // 9:00 PM

For citizens of a country founded on rebellion, many people in the United States seem inordinately resentful of someone speaking their mind.

//Columns

Confronting Evil, Determinism, and Death in 'It's a Wonderful Life' | 1 Dec 2016 // 8:30 PM

Exploring the darker core of a Christmas classic reveals just what is so wonderful about life.

A Melancholic Way of Knowing | 29 Sep 2016 // 8:15 PM

Melancholy, in its deepest truth, is not bereft of hope but rather relies upon it.

//Reviews

Fellini's 'Roma' and the Polysemic Surreal | 4 Jan 2017 // 8:45 PM

Fellini’s films are haunted by an absence, a pervading sense of loss, a mourning for the unattainable, and yet imbued with an effervescent sense of fun as well.

The Totemic Mother and Father of 'The Squid and the Whale | 29 Dec 2016 // 3:30 AM

Our parents loom over us, first literally and then figuratively, for the entirety of our existence.

//Blogs

The Beatles on Record (videos) | 2 Dec 2009 // 2:15 AM

A wonderfully produced documentary on the most important recorded legacy of popular music.

New History Channel Show: Pawn Stars | 17 Jul 2009 // 6:00 AM

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

// Short Ends and Leader

"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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