21W.787 Film, Music, and Social Change: Intersections of Media and Society
Examines films from the 1950s onward that document music subcultures and moments of social upheaval. Combines screening films about free jazz, glam rock, punk, reggae, hip-hop, and other genres with an examination of critical/scholarly writings to illuminate the connections between film, popular music, and processes of social change. Students critique each film in terms of the social, political, and cultural world it documents, and the historical context and effects of the film's reception. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 18.
This class has no prerequisites.
21W.787 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by V. Bald.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.
You can find more information at the Comparative Media Studies / Writing (Course 21W) < MIT site.
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