2013 Caucus

The sixteenth annual meeting of the Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus at the thirty-third Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, February 13–16, 2013.

Area Chair: Nicholas G. Meriwether.


Rebecca G. Adams and Amy M. Ernstes. “Mourning for Jerry: Identity Loss and Change.”

Jane Alden. “Regarding the Avant-Garde: Transatlantic Resonances of the Sixties.”

Melvin Backstrom. “‘Spring from Night into the Sun’: Metaphors of Dark and Light in the Music of the Grateful Dead.”

Helen Baldovinos. “Symphonic Dead: Bridging Worlds with the Musical Legacy of the Grateful Dead.”

Jaime Baldovinos. “Stella Blue: Jerry Garcia, Schopenhauer, and Calderón’s Life is A Dream.”

Susan Balter-Reitz. “‘Of Course I’ve Heard of the Dead’: Visual Arguments Interpreted by the Casual Fan.”

Barry Barnes. “Jerry Garcia and Steve Jobs: A Comparision of Two Charismatic Leaders.”

Graeme M. Boone. “Dark Star Mandala Movie.”

Jeremy Berg. “The ‘Thanksgiving Day Massacre’: What the Grateful Dead’s Clash with Internet Archive Says About Band and Fan Contributions to an Artist’s Legacy.”

Robert Cooperman. “Grateful Dead Poetry.”

Jacqueline Edmondson, “Cats on the Street: Jerry Garcia’s Radical Protests in Music.”

Brian Felix. “Hornsby / Hunter: Exploring the Boundaries of Popular Song in ‘Might As Well Be Me’.”

Mary Goodenough. “‘Hold Me Tight and Don’t Let Go’: The Attachment and Passion of Deadheads.”

Pamela Hunt. “Where the Music Takes You: The Grateful Dead and Writing the Social Psychology of Music Subcultures.”

Jesse Jarnow. “The Medium is the Amassment: The Currency and Distribution of Grateful Dead Music.”

Joe Jupille. “The Side Trips Social Network.”

Chaone Mallory. “‘Loose Lucy (Was) My Delight’: Representations of Femininity and Constructions of Gender in the Grateful Dead Phenomenon.”

Mark E. Mattson. “Human Error and Creative Variations in the Music of the Grateful Dead: ‘Comes a Time’ (1971–1994).”

James D. McCallister. “A Song of My Own: Deadhead Fiction and the Writing of Fellow Traveler.”

Laura McClanathan. “‘And Very Few Rules to Guide’: The Role of Libraries in the Grateful Dead Phenomenon.”

Nicholas G. Meriwether. “‘Prophet on the Burning Shore’: The Politics and Paradigms of Exhibiting the Dead.”

Ulf Olsson. “Popular Avant-Garde: Renegotiating Tradition with the Grateful Dead.”

Michael Parrish. “Fridays (and a Few Sundays) at Phil’s: Reflections on Musical Experiments at Terrapin Crossroads.”

Trent S. Purdy. “Morning Glory: Devil’s Kitchen and Forgotten Traces of the San Francisco Sound.”

Timothy Ray. “‘Bound to Cover Just a Little More Ground’: The Rhetoric of Optimism, Grace, and Misfit Power in ‘The Wheel’.”

Peter Richardson. “A Cog in Something Turning: The Grateful Dead and the Back-to-the-Land Movement.”

Ryan Slesinger. “‘Please Help Them To Learn As Well As To See’: Ethics, Pedagogy, and Extending the Grateful Dead Classroom.”

Stanley J. Spector. “‘We’re With the Band’: Audience Participation at Shows.”

Joseph A. Tomain. “Speaking, Voting, Being: Creating Legal Space for Alternative Social Constructions.”

Jay Williams. “The Grateful Dead Dance on the Grave of the Beats.”

Jay Williams. “The Recuperation of Aura: The Dead in a Box.”

Brent Wood. “‘The Vagabond Who’s Rapping at Your Door’: Listening to Garcia’s Dylan.”


Roundtable Discussions

“‘Bent My Ear to Hear’: Listening to the Grateful Dead.” Chair: David Gans. Panelists: Graeme M. Boone, Christian Crumlish, Jesse Jarnow.

“‘Dream of Never-Ending Always’: Stanley Krippner and the Grateful Dead.” Chairs: Nicholas G. Meriwether, Mark E. Mattson. Panelist: Stanley Krippner. Discussant: Stanley J. Spector.