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Cook Center to host Taylor Swift Conference in 2023

Call for Papers due July 7, 2023.

Taylor Swift: The Conference Era will take place November 3-5, 2023.

This year, Taylor Swift embarked on her record-breaking Eras Tour, which sold over 2.4 million tickets in a single day. As the tour title signals, this moment provides an opportunity to not only reflect on, but also re-imagine Swift’s extensive impact. Scholars and fans alike see this as a critical time to discuss and analyze Taylor Swift’s impact during yet another peak in her extensive and iconic career. This conference seeks to gather Swifties and Swifty-adjacent thinkers for a meeting of the (master)minds focused on examining pertinent topics through the lens of sold-out stadium star Taylor Swift.  


Recent SNL musical guest Japanese Breakfast headlines free Granfalloon

The Herald Times

May 2022

The Granfalloon festival returns to downtown Bloomington this summer with musical guests Japanese Breakfast and Car Seat Headrest, as well as a slew of other literary and cultural events.

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Review: This Irrepressible Need to Fulfill Myself in Every Way Possible

Ruckus Magazine

March 2022

Camille Gallogly Bacon reviews zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o'neal's exhibition This Irrepressible Need to Fulfill Myself in Every Way Possible.

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