Cult-G. Music Videos and the Language of Culture(Konstantine Klioutchkine, Pomona College)
This Seminar is available to all students. Recommended for students interested in media and comparatiuve cultural studies
The course examines music videos by artists including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Leningrad, Verka Serdiuchka, and Tatu. We will explore the processes by which music videos profoundly affect popular audiences in ways that are both self-evident and also largely unconscious, or unacknowledged. Our discussion will draw on methodologies from the fields of media and cultural studies, cognitive science, textual analysis, and critical theory.