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 // 29 Articles
Columns // 38 Articles
Reviews // 66 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

'Le Trou': The Escape Film Under the Microscope | 27 Jun 2017 // 9:00 PM

In this classic escape film, Jacques Becker demonstrates that true freedom resides in endeavor.

Contentious Collaboration: Cocteau, Melville, and 'Les Enfants Terribles' | 26 Apr 2017 // 9:00 PM

Paul and Élisabeth yearn to savor the elixir of transcendent possibility, but know only the bitter taste of wretched futility.


The Proximity of the Spectral in Mizoguchi's 'Ugetsu' | 25 Jul 2017 // 9:00 PM

Mizoguchi suggests that we are not so much haunted by ghosts as we project our own specters upon our reality.

Truth ≠ Clarity: Antonioni’s 'Blow-Up' and the Melancholy of Discovery | 11 Jul 2017 // 8:59 PM

Blow-Up taunts its viewers with a significance that never manifests, a Truth that always recedes.


Pulitzer Prize Winner Jorie Graham's Collection of Poetry, 'Fast', Will Haunt You, Beautifully | 25 Jul 2017 // 4:30 AM

These poems are replete with thoughts and images that haunt me, that shake the tendrils of my nervous system and appear to me in unbidden moments.

“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”: Patronizing Feminism in 'Woman of the Year' | 1 Jun 2017 // 3:30 AM

Woman of the Year suggests that a woman’s public success is predicated on her lack of femininity.


The Beatles on Record (videos) | 2 Dec 2009 // 3:15 AM

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

New History Channel Show: Pawn Stars | 17 Jul 2009 // 7:00 AM

//Mixed media

'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

// Moving Pixels

"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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