From July 11-29, 2016 Katharina Wiedlack will teach the seminar “Popular Music from a Transnational Perspective: Punk Rock here and there” at the St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI). NYI is an advanced study program organized every July in St. Petersburg, Russia at St. Petersburg State University.
“Popular Music from a Transnational Perspective” investigates into the field of popular music on the example of punk rock. Analyzing examples of punk music and scenes from US-, western European as well as post-soviet and post-socialist context, we debate cultural, musical, artistic, social and political differences as well as well as similarities. We ask how punk music, countercultures and scenes developed according to the different local realities. Considering global as well as local differences, we critically question the tools and analytical methods cultural studies offers to analyze past and contemporary punk cultures.
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