Dr. Paul D. Fischer (More Info)
July 6 - August 5, 2018
Music , Pop Culture , American Studies
This course looks at British popular music, mainly from the 1960s to the present, starting with the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kinks etc. and moving on to Punk, Shoegaze and Britpop (Oasis, Blur, etc.). British youth culture is examined, with subcultural groups like The Teds, Mods, Rastas, and Rockers analyzed as style signifiers and as examples of how important popular music is for British youth. Emphasis is placed on bands and styles that did not translate well to the United States for being “too British” or other reasons. Field trips to Liverpool, Manchester and within London amplify the impact of the classroom sessions.
Physical Activity Requirements:
The walking tours last 2-3 hours, with very limited opportunities for rest stops. Comfortable walking shoes and water bottles are a MUST. The London and Manchester tours stay largely level, but Brighton has substantial elevation changes and is the most demanding of the three.