Dr. Nadav Appel

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Education

2005-2012: Combined M.A./PhD track, Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies, Bar Ilan University. Subject of Dissertation: Rebellion, Innocence and Rock’n’Roll: Resistance and Childlikeness in Pop-Rock Music. Advisors: Prof. Avi Sagi and Prof. Motti Regev.

2002-2005: B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Department of General History and Interdisciplinary Program of Arts, Tel Aviv University.

 

Papers Presented

2016: “UNDERCOVER: Thinking through the Pet Shop Boys' Cover Versions”, Pet Shop Boys: Symposium, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

2015: “Manifestations and Negotiations of the Singer-Songwriter Disposition in Contemporary Music”, Back to the Future: Popular Music and Time, the 18th Biennial International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.

2014: “Trajectories of Asexuality and Desexualization in Popular Music”, Different Sex: 14th Annual Conference for LGBT Studies and Queer Theory, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel.

2014: “Pop-Rock Music: Ideological and Phenomenological Aspects”, Popular Music and Culture in Israel, Open University of Israel, Ra’anana, Israel.

2013: “'Oops, I Did It Again!: The Performance of Knowledge in Pop-Rock Covers” (poster), Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Challenging Orthodoxies, the 17th Biennial International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), University of Oviedo, Gijón, Spain. 

2013: “Conformism, Repetition and Copying as Resistance in the Digital Age”, Protest in Black and White: A Conference on Music and Political Protests, Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music, Jerusalem, Israel.

2012: “Resistance and Childlikeness in Pop-Rock Music”, Departmental Colloquium of the Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

2012: “On the Failure of Musical Protests”, 8th Conference of the Sapir Forum for Culture Research, Sapir College, Sderot, Israel.

2011: “Playing with a Man's Heart: On Masculinity in Israeli Music”, The Anxious Male in the Mirror of Art and Culture, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

2011: “Youthcentric Discourse and Pop-Rock Music”, Situating Popular Musics, the 16th Biennial International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

2010: “Three Paradigms of Resistance in Pop-Rock Music”, 4th Conference of the Sapir Forum for Culture Research, Sapir College, Sderot, Israel.

2009: “Retro, Nostalgia and Critique in Pop-Rock Music”, Facing Sound, Museum of Bat Yam, Bat Yam, Israel.

2008: “Electronic Music and Spatial-Visual Attention”, 2nd Workshop on Research in Visual Culture, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

 

Conferences Convened
2012: Challenges in the Study of Popular Music, a stream in the 8th Conference of the Sapir Forum for Culture Research, Sapir College, Sderot, Israel.

 

Teaching Experience

Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies, Bar-Ilan University.

Department of Culture, Creativity and Production, Sapir College.

Department of Literature, Language, and the Arts, Open University of Israel.

Master's Program in Cultural Studies, Open University of Israel.

 

Academic Honors

2016: Excellence in Teaching, Sapir Academic College.

2008-2012: President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Candidates, Bar Ilan University.    

2006-2007: Scholarship for Excellency, Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies, Bar Ilan University.

2003-2005: Head of Department's List, Department of General History, Tel Aviv University.

2004: Dean's Award, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University.

Publications

Academic Publications

“Manifestations and Negotiations of the Singer-Songwriter Disposition in Contemporary Music”, in Justin A. Williams and Katherine Williams, eds. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), forthcoming.

“The Geek's Guide to Love: Knowledge and Failure in the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs”, in Alex DiBlasi and Victoria Willis, eds. Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture (Lanham and London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), pp. 135-146.

Ga, Ga, Ooh-La-La: The Childlike Use of Language in Pop-Rock Music”, Popular Music 33/1 (2014), pp. 91-108 (© Cambridge University Press).

“'The Possibility of a Home: Syd Barrett's Victorian Psychedelics”, in Ari Katorza, ed. Pink Floyd: Tearing Down the Wall (Tel-Aviv: Resling, 2014), pp. 11-36 (in Hebrew).

“'The Asexual, Androgynous Everyman Pose': David Bowie and the Death of Sexuality”, in Oded Heilbronner, ed. David Bowie: The Man Who Fell to Earth (Tel-Aviv: Resling, 2012), pp. 75-92 [in Hebrew].

“Youth-Centric Discourse and Pop-Rock Music”, in Situating Popular Musics: IASPM 16th International Conference Proceedings (International Association for the Study of Popular Music, 2012) pp. 9-14.

“Pop-Rock Music and Resistance: Three Paradigms”, in What Is Cultural Change?: Annals from the 4th Conference of the Sapir Forum for Cultural Research (Sderot: Sapir Academic College, 2011), pp. 54-59 [in Hebrew].

 

Book Reviews

“Ralph von Appen, André Doehring, Dietrich Helms and Allan F. Moore, Song Interpretation in 21st-Century Pop Music”, Popular Music 35/3 (2016), forthcoming.

Devon Powers, Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism”, International Journal of Communication 8 (2014), pp. 173-176.

 

Popular Publications (selection, in Hebrew)

“Stuck in the Past: The Contemporary Obsession with Nostalgia and Retro”, in Nissan Shor, ed. Raise It Up: Flyers and Posters in Israeli Club Culture, a Retrospective 1990-2012 (Tel-Aviv: Keter, 2012), pp. 24-27.

“On Affirmation” (with Galia Yahav), The New and Bad 2 (2011), pp. 12-16.

“Would You Let Your Daughter Marry a Robot?: An Anatomy of Auto-tune”, Ms.Use 3 (2011), pp. 42-43.

“Rocking the Cradle of Love: Outlines for a Critique of Ecorockology”, Ms.Use 2 (2010), pp. 36-38.

Art and culture reviews, Time Out Tel Aviv (2009-2010), City Mouse (2011).

Research

Popular music, aesthetics, performativity, critical theory, gender theory, music and politics, music and childlikeness