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 // 18 Articles
Columns // 30 Articles
Reviews // 43 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

J.D. Salinger’s Seymour, a Eulogy | 4 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM

Seymour is the presence you are sure you encountered before the door shut and he was gone; in this way, Seymour (not Holden) becomes the emblem for Salinger himself.

Pocket Protectors and Politics: Is (Stephen Jay Gould’s) Science Political? | 7 Jan 2010 // 3:59 PM

Our biology granted us a faculty (rationality) that allows us, when desirable or necessary, to deny aspects of our biology.

//Columns

Foray into Fragments: Friedrich Schlegel | 21 Jul 2016 // 9:30 PM

In this world, truth cannot be known in its fullness. We only get distorted images and fragments of the whole.

Forays Into the Fragment: Heidegger and Kant | 6 Jul 2016 // 9:30 PM

Our relationship with fragments of art is one of a desiring proximity predicated upon an unfathomable and necessary distance.

//Reviews

'In a Lonely Place' and the Performative Signature | 9 Jun 2016 // 9:45 PM

Despite his various successes as a writer and a lover, Bogart's Dixon Steele fails to attain the recognition he insists he deserves.

'The Naked Island' and the Centrality of Work to Existence | 5 Jun 2016 // 9:15 PM

Perhaps the greatest achievement of The Naked Island is its ability to employ the form of images as a means of transcending their objective content.

//Blogs

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
//Blogs

Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

// Announcements

"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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