Skidmore
Scribner Seminar, Section 29
The Music between Us: Tentative Schedule
Fall 2012
The following is a tentative outline and subject to change. Updated 7 December, 2012
Wk1 Introduction to the Course
4 Spt 10:00AM-12:00PM.
Orientation: Discussion of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers
5 Spt 8:40-10:00 AM. Discussion of semester, presentation-group selection, explanation for first assignment.
7 Spt 9:05-10:00 AM. Yvette Cortes, Scribner Library. Information resource management
8 Spt 5:00 PM. First draft. Compose a letter to yourself that you will receive in 2016. Describe who you are, what is important in your life, and what you hope to have achieved by the time you are a senior. The letter should be around 500 words and should neither exceed 550 words, nor be shorter than 450 words.

Wk2 The Evolutionary Purposes of Music
10 Spt 8:40-10:00 AM.
Reading and discussion: Huron, David. "An Instinct for Music: Is Music an Evolutionary Adaptation?" The 1999 Ernest Bloch Lectures. University of California, Berkeley: Department of Music.
  5:30-6:30 PM. Scribner House Reception
12 Spt 8:40-10:00 AM.
Video and discussion: David Attenburough.Song of the Earth. London: BBC video, 2002. Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five. (Nature website for the program with interview.)
14 Spt 9:05-10:00 AM. Mentor discussion: summer reading

Wk3  
17 Spt 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Blacking, John. "The Biology of Music-Making." In Ethnomusicology: An Introduction (Edited by Helen Myers): 301-314. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992.
19 Spt 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Video and discussion: John Cleese on "Creativity."
21 Spt 9:05-10:00 AM. Mentor discussion: TBA
22 Spt Essay 1. Any topic discussed in class and related to the readings. The essay should be around 500 words and should neither exceed 550 words, nor be shorter than 450 words.

Wk4  
24 Spt 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Daniel Neuman. "Becoming a Musician," from The Life of Music in North India.
26 Spt 8:40-10:00 AM. Yom Kippur (no class)
28 Spt 9:05-10:00 AM. Mentor discussion: TBA

Wk5 Scenes
1 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Bennett and Peterson (2004). "Introducing Music Scenes" (1-15).
3 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Becker, "Jazz Places" (17-27)
5 Oct 9:05-10:00 AM. Mentor Discussion: TBA
6 Oct 5:00 PM. Essay 2 (Instructions as per Essay 1)

Wk6  
8 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Grazian, "The Symbolic Economy of Authenticity in the Chicago Blues Scene" (31-47)
10 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Spring. "Behind the Rave: Structure and Agency in a Rave Scene" (48-63)
12 Oct 9:05-10:00 AM. Mentor discussion: TBA

Wk7  
15 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Kristin Schilt. "'Riot Grrrl Is...': Contestation over Meaning in a Music Scene" (115-130).
17 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Gosling. "'Not for Sale': The Undergound Network of Anarcho-Punk" (168-183)
19 Oct

9:05-10:00 AM.

  Mentor discussion: TBA
20 Oct 5:00 PM. Essay 3

Wk8  
22 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Dowd, Liddle, and Nelson, "Music Festivals as Scenes: Examples from Serious Music, Womyn's Music, and SkatePunk" (149-167)
24 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Lowe, "'Tween' Scene: Resistance within the Mainstream" (80-95)
26 Oct Study Day (no class meeting)

Wk9  
29 Oct 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Reading and discussion: Bennett, "New Tales from Canterbury: The Making of a Virtual Scene" (205-220.
31 Oct No class meeting
5 Nov 9:05-10:00 AM. Mentor discussion: TBA
6 Nov 5:00 PM. Essay 4

Wk10  
5 Nov 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Individual student paper conferences, part one (discussion of research project, sources, and approach)
7 Nov 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Individual student paper conferences, part one (discussion of research project, sources, and approach)
9 Nov 9:05-10:00 AM. Mentor discussion: TBA

Wk11 Discussions
12 Nov 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Paper Introductions: students will prepare a short presentation (5-8 minutes) introducing their topic to the rest of the seminar.
14 Nov 8:40-10:00 AM.
  Paper Introductions: students will prepare a short presentation (5-8 minutes) introducing their topic to the rest of the seminar.
16 Nov 9:05-10:00 AM. Mentor discussion: TBA

Wk12
19 Nov 8:40-10:00 AM. Individual paper conferences
  Thanksgiving Break

Wk13 Paper Presentations
26 Nov 8:40-10:00 AM. Individual paper conferences
28 Nov 9:05-10:00 AM. Presentations: Crum and Shalat
30 Nov 9:05-10:00 AM. Presentations: Wolf and Wolf
1 Dec Rewrite deadline: All rewrites on semester essays must be submitted on or before this date.

Wk14  
3 Dec 8:40-10:00 AM. Presentations: Murrillo, Martin, and Treen
5 Dec 8:40-10:00 AM. Presentations:DelCourt, Bullis, and Dilthey
7 Dec 9:05-10:00 AM. Presentation: Fierstein and Devlin

10 Dec 9:05-10:00 AM. Presentations: Wertheimer and Morrison
12 Dec 8:40-10:00 AM. Presentations: Courchere and Surjaputra
Semester Evaluations
 

19 Dec Final Essay: An eight to ten page version of your paper, plus the bibliography and any other supporting materials. Materials due at 1:30 PM.

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7 December, 2012