To help us get a better understanding of what shanties communicate, Professor Floyd will analyze the narratives of popular shanty tunes, looking at what they say about the sailors’ identity. You’ll hear the lyrics of “Barnacle Bill” or the phrase “Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum” in an entirely new light.
Finally, we’ll examine why shanties are experiencing such a resurgence now, against the backdrop that is the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll gain an appreciation of not only their enduring quality, but how they attach to specific human experiences
This live virtual event will be on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 7 p.m EST.
Register now or watch the playback of the program here.