AMST 1141

AMST 1141

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Why did disco music emerge in gay, black communities? How did lesbians use punk music for political expression? From Dolly Parton to Prince, from Bikini Kill to Big Freedia, we will explore how individuals use musical performance and fandom to navigate and express non-normative gender and sexual identities and desires. A wide range of U.S. popular music from the 20th and 21st centuries will help us to understand facets of LGBTQ experience and the various, and even contradictory, meanings of "queer." We will explore ways to think and write about musical sound by reading a variety of texts (music criticism, historical texts, blogs, zines, and scholarly articles), in developing personal narratives and essay projects, and through a hands-on podcast project.

When Offered Spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17391AMST 1141  SEM 101

  • Due to the overlap in material, you will not receive credit for this class if you have previously taken FGSS 1114 or Music 1701 taught by Lee Tyson.