Day school course at the University of Manchester – History and Politics of Anglo-American Blues

Posted on: Saturday, May 30, 2009

UniversityofManchester

The University of Manchester are running a day school that may be of interest to bluesinthenorthwest.com readers.

From Elvis to the Beatles: Transatlantic Rock & Roll
by Professor Brian Ward

The day school uses British and American popular music to explore the changing social and cultural history of both countries during the 1950s and early 1960s. Among the topics for discussion will be:

  • How and why did British and American responses to early Rock and Roll differ?
  • Why were British fans particularly fascinated with performers from the US South?
  • Were the Beatles really more popular than Jesus, or just bigger than Elvis in the US?
  • What does the real and imagined history of The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” tell us about the British blues boom?

Saturday 13th June 2009 from 10.00am – 4.00pm
£45

Download the course brochure from here or visit the University of Manchester website.

http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/coursespublic/directory/fileuploadmax10mb,153296,en.pdf

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