ENGL 4985

ENGL 4985

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What was the album? Does it still exist? The 2-sided, 40-minute collection of recorded tracks became the dominant mode of consuming popular music from the mid-1960s until the rise of digital CDs in 1980. During this time, the album transformed from a format to a genre in its own right. In this seminar we will study the various species of record albums in the period – the concept album, live and greatest hits albums, spoken word recordings, posthumous releases, and novelty records — as we study the aesthetics and sociology of this key cultural form. In addition to questions of music and commerce, we will consider the way LPs structured time, forms of record collecting, and the visual and tactile experiences which accompanied the playing of records. 

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)

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  • 18536ENGL 4985  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Braddock, J

      Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online