PMA 4964

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

This course brings together the fields of sound, popular music, and performance studies in order to investigate how "racial common sense" has been constituted at various moments in U.S. cultural history. Through the central trope of the "sensing body," this course draws from interdisciplinary analytics-listening, voice, audio-vision, accent, soundtrack, to name a few-in order to investigate the role of popular music and performance in how race has been naturalized. This course pays particular attention to the relationship between live performances and the various recording and media technologies that have impacted a longer U.S. cultural history: the phonograph, radio, microphones, film soundtracks, television, YouTube, critical and creative writing. Course assignments include: short reading and listening responses, album/performance reviews, an annotated bibliography/discography, group blog project, and final research paper.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

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  • 17023PMA 4964  SEM 101

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