After completing the course, the student:
- has knowledge of postcolonial perspectives within music studies;
- is able to analyze and critically reflect upon music literature related to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality;
- has gained experience in respectfully presenting critical research perspectives in both oral and written form;
- is able to formulate research questions, locate and interpret sources, and assess the significance of research within the context of current postcolonial debates.
This course is for students in the MA Applied Musicology and RMA Musicology; students from the RMA programmes Art History, AMRS, Gender Studies and MAPS should contact the course coordinator before enrolling. Only this way participation can be granted. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.|
European colonial domination has played a profound role in shaping the identities and cultures of the colonizers as well as of the colonized. In this seminar, students critically engage with the enduring effects of colonialism on today’s societies and musical cultures. The course reading list focuses on how various music practices are influenced by, revolt against, and perpetuate the power divide between “the West and the rest,” as well as power relations within Western societies.
Training in written and oral presentation of research.