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Songs of the Century

Thomas Austin Graham

Title:
Songs of the Century
Author(s):
Graham, Thomas Austin
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
English and Comparative Literature
Volume:
46
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
New Literary History
Publisher:
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Abstract:
What is the historical context of a popular song? This essay considers a few possible answers, exploring the ways that a song can exist in something as brief as a passing moment and as broad as a century. It also suggests that when we hear those songs whose times have been the longest, we might not be hearing “songs” at all, but rather “musicking” behaviors that have survived their first iterations and been propounded by various artists over many years.
Subject(s):
Culture--Study and teaching
Popular music
Music
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1353/nlh.2015.0034
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Suggested Citation:
Thomas Austin Graham, , Songs of the Century, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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