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The Impact of Cultural Studies on Musicology Within the Context of Word and Music Studies: Questions and Answers

Arvidson, Mats LU (2014) Stockholmer Germanistische Forschungen 79. p.17-29
Abstract
This text discusses different perspectives dealing with the impact of cultural studies on musicology within the context of word and music studies. The question under scrutiny is how the field’s foundation in word and music studies has been reconfigured by existing or changing academic structures. The text contends that the increasing emphasis on cultural studies in literary studies and musicology opens up broader perspectives on the field of word and music studies, while favoring a revised version of formal over hermeneutic engagement with music and text. This means, however, that we must agree on how to interpret the “cultural” in cultural studies. Understanding culture as signifying practice—i.e. that meaning requires human... (More)
This text discusses different perspectives dealing with the impact of cultural studies on musicology within the context of word and music studies. The question under scrutiny is how the field’s foundation in word and music studies has been reconfigured by existing or changing academic structures. The text contends that the increasing emphasis on cultural studies in literary studies and musicology opens up broader perspectives on the field of word and music studies, while favoring a revised version of formal over hermeneutic engagement with music and text. This means, however, that we must agree on how to interpret the “cultural” in cultural studies. Understanding culture as signifying practice—i.e. that meaning requires human interpretative activity to establish links from a given text—without abandoning formal and structural analysis allows for the integration of word and music studies into musicology. This will also facilitate the further development of word and music studies as a whole. (Less)
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cultural studies, musicology, word and music studies, intermedial studies, comparative literature, signifying practice, hermeneutics, semiotics, paratext, Highway Rider, Brad Mehldau, Werner Wolf, Steven Paul Scher, Walter Bernhart, Lawrence Kramer, Johan Fornäs
host publication
Ideology in Words and Music
editor
Hart, Heidi ; Heady, Katy ; Hinz, Hannah and Schirrmacher, Beate
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Stockholmer Germanistische Forschungen 79
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17 - 29
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Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis
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0491-0893
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978-91-981947-0-8
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English
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  author       = {Arvidson, Mats},
  booktitle    = {Ideology in Words and Music},
  editor       = {Hart, Heidi and Heady, Katy and Hinz, Hannah and Schirrmacher, Beate},
  isbn         = {978-91-981947-0-8},
  issn         = {0491-0893},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17--29},
  publisher    = {Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis},
  title        = {The Impact of Cultural Studies on Musicology Within the Context of Word and Music Studies: Questions and Answers},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/3279837/4696954.pdf},
  volume       = {Stockholmer Germanistische Forschungen 79},
  year         = {2014},
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