Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain

April 19, 2017, 2:00 pm   » 

English pop music was a dominant force on the global cultural scene in the decades after World War II—and it served a key role in defining, constructing, and challenging various ideas about Englishness in the period. This presentation will explore the question of how different notions of Englishness contributed to the developing understanding of what was English and English popular music culture in the transformative postwar years. It will take a special look at the phenomena like British Invasions and strange fascination of fascism in British punk and new wave culture.

Ph. D. Kari Kallioniemi is Professor of Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland and President of EPCA (European Popular Culture Association). The presentation will be based on his recent book 'Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain' (Intellect, 2016).

About the book, see: link.

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