Friday, December 07, 2007

Dissertation Defense

Anne Christine Dvinge: email
Between History & Hearsay:
Jazz at the Turn of the 21st Century

Over the last twenty years, jazz has experienced a significant shift init cultural position within the US. It has increasingly been invested with cultural capital and as this position has grown stronger so has the claims to the right to define the boundaries and meanings of jazz as an American art form. The dissertation seeks to investigate American representations of jazz from 1985 till 2005, arguing that the jazz tradition is being consciously “imagined” at the center of American culture through discourses of canon, metaphor, and myth. Central to this stands orality as the privileged mode through which the jazz community narrates itself – potentially engaging definitions of jazz dialogically, as it enables an understanding of both jazz and discourse as double voiced.

Monday 17. December 2007, 1 pm
The doors will be closed precisely on
the hour
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 128
Room 23.0.49