603-102-MQ, The Rock
Rock (or rockíníroll) is more than a genre of music; it is an attitude of mind. This attitude is apparent in the literature that surrounds it. This course focuses not on rock lyrics, but on the literary representation of rock. We will examine fiction, drama and poetry inspired by rock, as well as essays and commentaries about rock. We will consider the debates about race and gender that rock invites. We will see how rock is portrayed in literature; how the music and its attitude affect writing styles; and how the idea of rock is shaped in part by the literature around it.