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Canadian Music and American Culture

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  • 297 Seiten
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Beschreibung

This collection explores Canadian music's commentaries on American culture. 'American Woman, get away from me!' - one of the most resonant musical statements to come out of Canada - is a cry of love and hate for its neighbour. Canada's close, inescapable entanglement with the superpower to the south provides a unique yet representative case study of the benefits and detriments of the global American culture machine. Literature scholars apply textual and cultural analysis to a selection of Anglo-Canadian music - from Joni Mitchell to Peaches, via such artists as Neil Young, Rush, and the Tragically Hip - to explore the generic borrowings and social criticism, the desires and failures of Canada's musical relationship with the USA. This innovative volume will appeal to those interested in Music, Canadian Studies, and American Studies.

Autorentext

Tristanne Connolly is Associate Professor in the English Department at St Jerome's University in the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research specialty is British Romanticism, particularly William Blake. She has edited several essay collections on literature and cultural studies, is a poetry editor for The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers and Writing, and co-organizes the Canada Council-supported visiting writers series at St Jerome's.
Tomoyuki Iino is Professor in the Department of English Literature at Sophia University, Tokyo. His research areas are American literature and American music. A longtime string instrument player, he has translated Amiri Baraka's Blues People and edited the essay collection on the blues music Trapped in Blues. He also wrote supplementary booklets on Simon & Garfunkel and on Bob Dylan for NHK's radio broadcasts.



Klappentext

This collection explores Canadian music's commentaries on American culture. 'American Woman, get away from me!' - one of the most resonant musical statements to come out of Canada - is a cry of love and hate for its neighbour. Canada's close, inescapable entanglement with the superpower to the south provides a unique yet representative case study of the benefits and detriments of the global American culture machine. Literature scholars apply textual and cultural analysis to a selection of Anglo-Canadian music - from Joni Mitchell to Peaches, via such artists as Neil Young, Rush, and the Tragically Hip - to explore the generic borrowings and social criticism, the desires and failures of Canada's musical relationship with the USA. This innovative volume will appeal to those interested in Music, Canadian Studies, and American Studies.



Inhalt

1. Introduction: Tristanne Connolly and Tomoyuki Iino.- 2."Something's lost but something's gained": Joni Mitchell and Post-Colonial Lyric: Steve Clark.- 3.The View from Outside: The Band Sing America: Ted Goossen.- 4.Neil Young: Lyrical and Cultural Complexities: Hidetoshi Tomiyama.- 5."The usual panic in red, white and blue": Bruce Cockburn's America: Kevin Hutchings.- 6."Mean, Mean Pride": Rush's Critique of American Cool: Tristanne Connolly.- 7."Second-Hand Telegram": Max Webster's Message to the Masses: Mark Spielmacher.- 8."Outside Looking In": Saga's Progressive Protest: David Taylor.- 9.Tactical Electronic Bodies: Noise and Mutation in Canadian Industrial Music: Jason Whittaker.- 10.Peace, Order and its Discontents: The Tragically Hip: Chris Simons.- 11."If I can make it there...": Jann Arden's American Dream: Veronica Austen.- 12."Stick it to the Pimp": Peaches' Penetration of Postmodern America's Mainstream: Angus Whitehead.-

Produktinformationen

Titel: Canadian Music and American Culture
Untertitel: Get Away From Me
Editor:
EAN: 9783319500225
ISBN: 978-3-319-50022-5
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Musik
Anzahl Seiten: 297
Gewicht: 0g
Größe: H20mm x B216mm x T154mm
Jahr: 2017
Auflage: 1st ed. 2017
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