ENG221: Words vs. Music: The Song in Modern Times (Spring 2017)

Course Info

Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Literature Prize, finally affirming that song lyrics matter. This course interrogates the collaboration between words and music, but entertains the notion that each is potentially a threat to the other. We will consider popular song in many modes and some art song since 1945, as well as the broader relationship between literature and music in these years, and the role of song in historic events. We will investigate recording technology and will be visited by songwriters, recording engineers, electronic musicians, and the odd rock star.


Feb 06, 2017 - May 16, 2017

Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Building TBD, Room TBD

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