Course Description


MIT 372F (Fall 2007)   Exile in Guyville?: Popular Music and Gender

Instructor: N. Coates

Course Description
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.

Prerequisites: At least 65% in each of MIT 1200F/G, 1500F/G and 1700F/G.

Antirequisites: MIT 3353F/G

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS IN FIMS OR PERMISSION FROM THE FACULTY.



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