2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    May 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

MUSC 347 - Transatlantic Jazz

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Chronicles the interaction of African American, American and European jazz perspectives over the past century of accelerating transatlantic musical and cultural exchange. Students will use a number of case studies to examine these interrelated perspectives in the context of geopolitical developments that have structured (and continue to structure) their interaction. Accordingly, the course is divided into three chronological periods: interwar, cold war, and post-cold war. Discussions will focus upon source readings, recordings and other materials and also important theories of transatlantic cultural exchange drawn from American, European and African and African American studies. The course is structured as a seminar, with students taking turns leading discussions and presenting on challenging readings. See department chair.