Poets & Writers
DANIEL T. NEELY
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Dr. Neely will discuss how to spin personal interests into viable scholarship. Students will hear about his personal journey as a writer as well as how they can research and write about their own interests. One summer afternoon in 1999, as Dr. Neely lay on his sofa, annoyed by the ice cream truck music, he wondered: “What is the deal with this damn music?” He asked around and began to write. What started as a short paper grew into a chapter length study. Dr. Neely’s ice cream truck music scholarship is now widely recognized and has been referenced in national newspapers like the New York Times, in various publications, and on websites like Vice and the BBC.