CULT3120 Music & Culturemarj.firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 1 - ends 4th March
Familiarise yourself with the Course Outline, Additional Information and Blackboard Site.Ensure that you know what is expected of you in class and for the assessment items.Resolve any queries in the face-to-face class or on the Blackboard forum.
Week 2 - ends 11th March
Music in everyday life
Levitin, Daniel J.
Life Soundtracks:The uses of music in everyday life: Report prepared for the exclusive use of Philips Consumer Electronics B.V., Eindhoven
, The NetherlandsMay 11, 2007http://levitin.mcgill.ca/pdf/LifeSoundtracks.pdf
North, A. C.; Hargreaves, David J; Hargreaves, Jon J.
Uses of music in everyday life
.Music Perception 22, 41-77 (2004). Full text available in ProQuest 5000
In-class exercise: What might a music diary record?
Week 3 - ends 18th March
Music, taste and aesthetics
Hennion, Antoine, Music Lovers. Taste as Performance
Theory, Culture & S
ociety 18, 5(2001) 1-22" Full text available in SAGE Premier 2007White, Daniel, Music and Art Aesthetics: Is there such a thing as perfect taste in music?
In-class debate (everyone speaks) That good music is simply a matter of taste.
Week 4 - ends 25th March
Performance, recording and authenticity
Auslander, Philip (1998) Seeing Is Believing: Live Performance and the Discourse of Authenticity in Rock Culture.
Literature and Psychology
, Winter v44 i4 p1-13 Full text