New History module at City: ‘Disruptive Divas, Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music’
“Disruptive Divas, Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music” (HI 3009) is a new third year elective in the School of Arts and Social Sciences organised by Dr Peter Grant. It briefly covers the early history from The Beggars Opera in 1728, through music hall, blues and swing before concentrating on the rock era from the mid-1950s to the present. It includes more detailed examinations of the American girl groups of the 60s, punk and riot grrrl and each of the nine weekly lectures is supplemented by a ‘concert’. Theory is covered in four lectures on popular music, female representation in popular culture, feminism and sex and gender. Finally there are two ‘special’ lectures on the ‘Guitar Hero’ and female musicians and humour.
Learn more about the module here.