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Spring 2014 Music G9402 section 001

Call Number 66711
Day & Time
T 1:10pm-3:00pm
701C Dodge Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Ellen Gray
Course Description Musical anthropology and ethnomusicology have tentatively begun to work with "affect" as a keyword for understanding how contemporary cultures of musical circulation and listening shape publics and mobilize sentiment. But what is "affect"? How does it differ from "emotion"? How might one go about ethnographically studying affect when sound/music/aesthetics are the object of inquiry? This seminar places two contemporary interdisciplinary "turns" in the social sciences and humanities (the "acoustic turn" and the "affective turn") in productive alignment.  We track genealogies of the following keywords and terms through relevant theoretical and ethnographic literatures:  "listening"; "voice"; "emotion"; "structures of feeling"; "affect"; "public feeling" and "publics" while thinking through the possibilities of "affect" for anthropologies of sound and music.
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Department Music
Enrollment 3 students (12 max) as of 7:28PM Sunday, July 27, 2014
Subject Music
Number G9402
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Graduate School of Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20141MUSI9402G001

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