Course Schedule


Music and Youth Cultures in the 20th and 21st Century. (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Wolf-Georg Zaddach

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 12:15 - 13:45 | 20.10.2021 - 02.02.2022 | C 16.203


Race and the Black Radical Tradition from R&B to Hip Hop (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Max Jack

14-täglich | Freitag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 29.10.2021 - 04.02.2022 | C 16.310 (Musiksaal)

Inhalt: This course traces hierarchies of power through an investigation of race and popular music in the United States. With the purpose of exploring the philosophies of African American social and political movements, popular music can offer insight into the cultural and historical contexts that motivated the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power, the Watts Riots, and Black Lives Matter among other significant moments of political action. We will investigate Black cultural expression as a form of social practice which serves as a repository of knowledge, a form of political commentary, and a means of resistance to white supremacy. Throughout this process, we will also interrogate intersecting issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality in our case studies, adopting the approach that popular music not only illuminates the varied political philosophies of these movements but enables us to chart the ways in which the music galvanized them in turn.