From Krautrock to Hip-Hop: Negotiating "German" Identity Through Music

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Call for Papers
New Hampshire, United States
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Music and Music History, Humanities, European History / Studies

From Krautrock to Hip-Hop: Negotiating "German" Identity Through Music

CfP: NeMLA 2021 (March 8-14, 2021 in Philadelphia)

The very recent passing of Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider is a reminder of the role that music, lifestyle, and counter culture have played in challenging and deconstructing traditions and identities of previous generations of Germans. The project begun by bands like Kraftwerk, CAN, and Ton Steine Scherben finds parallels in other music styles and in other counter cultures (hip-hop, jazz, punk, techno, metal, etc).

Participants are invited to submit papers that address the role of music and associated cultures in the formulation of post-war German identity and musical tradition, or in the negotiation of inherited traditions and histories. Discussions of German music in both the East and the West, as well as in united Germany are welcome, as are discussions that account for Germany as a global society. Also of interest are papers that demonstrate how these musical movements can be didacticized for the classroom.

Please upload your abstract directly to the NeMLA website (NeMLA membership NOT required to submit abstracts)

Abstracts must be submitted by September 30, 2020.

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