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Associate Professor Anna Schultz receives H. Colin Slim Award

Anna SchultzAssociate Professor (Ethnomusicology), was recently presented with the H. Colin Slim Award by the American Musicological Society during their annual meeting in Rochester, NY. The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of exceptional merit. For the year 2016, that honor has gone to Sentimental Remembrance and the Amusements of Forgetting in Karl and Harty’s 'Kentucky'," by Sumanth Gopinath and Anna Schultz, published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Vol. 69 No. 2, Summer 2016. "Kentucky" was the greatest hit of Karl and Harty, one of radio's most popular country music duos during the heyday of live hillbilly music in Chicago. Soon after it was released in 1941, aspects of "Kentucky" were already being forgotten, predicated on forgetting outmoded racial formations and modes of song transmission, though the song is explicitly about remembering the lost spaces of rural, southern youth.