The overall goal for this course is for students to become stronger writers, thinkers and researchers. This will be accomplished through close textual analysis, research and composition through the lens of Glam Rock. Glam Rock began in the late 1960’s in England with such musical acts as T.Rex and David Bowie and has worked under the radar to influence music and popular culture since then. By closely studying the creation, livelihood and social influence of Glam Rock on popular culture, you will gain a better understanding of societal and cultural differences within decades passed.
In order for us to better understand Glam Rock and its importance, we will be looking at it through Historical, Sociological and English studies perspectives. This will allow us to better grasp and analyze the common themes within this subgenre of music: sexual exploration, exploration of self and drug exploration. Besides closely examining the actual music of this subgenre, we will also be watching and analyzing documentaries concerning the bands and popular cultural references within the course.