U of M HIST 3320 - AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE (6 pages)

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University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
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Hist 3320 - American Popular Culture, 1929 to the Present

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AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE 1929 TO THE PRESENT History 3320 Spring 2014 Tuesday and Thursday 2 00 3 15 235 A B Anderson Hall Scott Laderman 316 Kirby Plaza 218 726 7207 laderman d umn edu www d umn edu laderman Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday 8 15 9 30 and by appointment Course Description This course will examine the intersections of the American popular arts especially film music the visual arts and literature and national and international politics from the Great Depression to the present We will explore the domestic and global conflicts that have shaped and transformed American society and the manner in which the resultant tensions have been reflected in a multitude of cultural productions and artifacts To aid us in understanding the history of the past eighty years we will read fictional works by John Okada No No Boy Tim O Brien The Things They Carried and T C Boyle The Tortilla Curtain We will explore the censorship debates that greeted the poetry of Allen Ginsberg the photography of Robert Mapplethorpe and the blacklisted film Salt of the Earth 1954 We will examine the America portrayed by artists and photographers such as Norman Rockwell and Dorothea Lange and we will consider the ways in which politics has infused much American music such as songs performed by Billie Holiday Country Joe and the Fish and Merle Haggard And through films ranging from Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 to Mississippi Burning 1988 and Three Kings 1999 we will study Hollywood s influence in the shaping of political and historical consciousness and memory The primary objectives of this course are twofold to critically analyze the popular arts as not merely a source of leisure but as a force that shapes and is shaped by the schisms of American society and to employ history as a means of understanding the social cultural political and economic conditions of the twenty first century Required Books Glenn C Altschuler All Shook Up How Rock n Roll Changed America Oxford Oxford



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