Undergraduate Course: Music and State Socialism in the Twentieth Century (MUSI10081)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines the role of music in twentieth-century socialist regimes. Students will be introduced to Marxist aesthetics, to the cultural politics of state socialism, and to a broad repertoire of music. The course will examine the reception of music within the context of Cold-War politics, and will consider how music served both as a tool of the state and as a vehicle for opposition. Students will engage in comparative studies of Soviet Bloc countries, and will explore music in the context of topics such as nation-building, propaganda, dissidence and opposition, international diplomacy, canon formation, and late socialism.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least two semesters in Music History. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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| On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain the major tenets of Marxist aesthetics;
2. identify the ways in which Marxist aesthetics have been interpreted by socialist regimes;
3. discuss the various roles that music played in state socialism and in the Cold War;
4. analyse a broad musical repertoire in its political and cultural contexts.
|A reading/resource list is available via the course LEARN site.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 x 2-hour seminar each week.
|Course organiser||Dr Elaine Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 8248
|Course secretary||Mr Hugh Black
Tel: (0131 6)51 5926