For the first session in our 2011-2012 ideaExchange series, Nicolas Greco offered a presentation entitled Lady Gaga at the Edge of Glory: why the Church might want to pay attention. During the course of the evening, Dr. Greco played excerpts from three songs, which for reasons of copyright we are only able to include very brief samples here. First was a video clip of the song “Paparazzi” from the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, followed by excerpts from “Bloody Mary” and “The Queen,” both from the 2011 album Born This Way. The presentation launched the rather full house into a robust discussion time, which is included in this podcast.
Nicholas Greco is Assistant Professor of Communications and Media at Providence University College and a pioneering fellow of The Canadian Institute for the Study of Pop Culture and Religion. He has recently published “Only If You Are Really Interested”: Celebrity, Gender, Desire and the World of Morrissey on McFarland Press.
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