2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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WR 348 - Writing about Music and Culture

(3.00 cr.)

Students explore key genres in writing about popular music of the past century up to the present day. Readings include Greil Marcus on the American ballad tradition; Dorothy Marcic on gender issues in popular hits; Jim Cullen on Bruce Springsteen's relation to Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, and Woody Guthrie; and selections from annual volumes in the Best Music Writing series. Principal assignments include an extended essay/review, a cultural studies paper, and a memoir/essay connected to issues of music and culture; students choose the artist(s) or genre(s) that they focus on in their papers.

Prerequisite: WR 100 , one WR 200-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
Years Typically Offered: Annually



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