ENGL 2906

ENGL 2906

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Punk Culture–comprised of music, fashion, literature, and visual arts–represents a complex critical stance of resistance and refusal that coalesced at a particular historical moment in the mid-1970s, and continues to be invoked, revived, and revised. In this course we will explore punk's origins in New York and London, U.S. punk's regional differences (the New York scene's connection to the art and literary worlds, Southern California's skate and surf culture, etc.), its key movements (hardcore, straight edge, riot grrrl, crust, queercore), its race, class and gender relations, and its ongoing influence on global youth culture. We will read, listen, and examine a variety of visual media to analyze how punk draws from and alters previous aesthetic and political movements. No previous experience studying music is necessary.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2006COML 2006MUSIC 2006

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17845 ENGL 2906   LEC 001

  • 17854 ENGL 2906   DIS 201

  • 17855 ENGL 2906   DIS 202