Massive gratitude to the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Volume 34, Issue 2, p. 5–27, for highlighting last year’s Prince #1plus1plus1is3 Virtual Symposium in their field notes section of their June 2022 edition, released just in time to celebrate Prince’s upcoming birthday.
https://online.ucpress.edu/jpms/article/34/2/5/182288/1plus1plus1is3Transcripts-from-a-Virtual-Symposium (You’ll need a university account to register to read them.)
Three transcripts are featured, representing each album celebrated during the event: Controversy (1981), Diamonds & Pearls (1991), and The Rainbow Children (2001).
It was extremely difficult to whittle down twenty stellar presentations to just three. My heartfelt thanks & gratitude also extends to ALL of the presenters from #1plus1plus1is3!
To accompany the transcripts, you can (re)watch the video archives of each transcript:
Controversy #1plus1plus1is3 Presentation: “I Wish We All Were Nude: Prince’s Controversy Shower Poster as Aesthetic Linchpin & Artifact” by Zachary Hoskins
Diamonds & Pearls #1plus1plus1is3 Presentation: “A Tale Of Two Princes: Diamonds & Pearls & the Myth of Colorblindness in the Work of Prince” by Kamilah Cummings
The Rainbow Children #1plus1plus1is3 Presentation: “Deconstruction: Work & Racial Capitalism in The Rainbow Children” by Robert Loss
For abstracts and bios of the speakers, visit https://1plus1plus1is3.polishedsolid.com.
Massive thanks to Dr. Elliott Powell!💜🙏