Media, Information and Technoculture 3353F/G – Exile in Guyville?: Popular Music and Gender

Liz Phair’s 1993 recording Exile in Guyville was upfront in acknowledging what female and male fans of popular music, especially rock’n’roll know but don’t necessarily want to admit: rock’n’roll is a “guy thing.” But is it? This course explores meanings, constructions and representations of gender in popular music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including but not limited to rock’n’roll. The course is taught from a media studies perspective, so no formal musical knowledge is expected. Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): At least 65% in each of MIT 1200F/G, 1500F/G and 1700F/G. Corequisite(s): Pre-or Corequisite(s): Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course. back to top

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