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 // 30 Articles
Columns // 40 Articles
Reviews // 69 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

The Western and Melancholy: On Arturo Ripstein's 'Time to Die' | 18 Sep 2017 // 9:30 PM

Time to Die suggests that love and values are the existential gambits of the melancholic attempt to reconcile oneself with the irreconcilable indifference of the world.

'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.


"To Penetrate the Fug of Things": On Trump's Response to Charlottesville | 16 Aug 2017 // 5:29 AM

Rationality, in the moral sense, is an act of love because it is an attempt to bring the world closer, not drive it away. Rationality is not an inherent human trait, it is a choice.

Guilt and Exculpation in Roberto Rossellini’s 'War Trilogy' | 30 Jul 2017 // 9:00 PM

“The War Trilogy” is just as propagandistic as any film from the Mussolini period; the difference is most of us want to believe this propaganda.


Aberrant Movements: Justifying Thought Without a Ground in Deleuze's Philosophy | 27 Sep 2017 // 4:30 AM

Lapoujade's work on Deleuze attempts to come to grips with the ways in which our constructions of knowledge seek justification: how do we learn to think otherwise?

On Passing Gas and the Time in Yasujiro Ozu’s 'Good Morning' | 12 Sep 2017 // 3:30 AM

Ozu’s Good Morning demonstrates that platitudes such as “hello” and “good morning” are not merely pleasantries, they are acts of reconnaissance.


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

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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