British Popular Culture
George Orwell once described the English in terms of their fondness for “the pub, the football match, the back garden, the fireside, and the ‘nice cup of tea'." But what would he have made of the Sex Pistols or Amy Winehouse? In this course we will trace a particular arc through post-1945 British popular culture in order to ask how we got from Orwell to The Office, from the Rolling Stones to Radiohead. We will ask how film, music, and TV prepared the ground for important episodes in British history: the “special relationship” with the United States, the modernization of sexuality, the transformation from welfare state to free market capitalism, the slow passage toward a multicultural society.
- Winter 2013
- McCardell Bicentennial Hall 438(MBH 438)
- 10:30am-12:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at MBH 438 (Jan 7, 2013 to Feb 1, 2013)
7:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesday at AXN 232 (Jan 7, 2013 to Feb 1, 2013)
- Benjamin Graves
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- ART EUR SOC WTR
- View availability, prerequisites, and other requirements.
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