Communication and Media
Structure of a Seminar Paper: Some Suggestions Introduction, Prolog: This section should contain the introduction of the topic, the subject and the research question. Also, it should refer to why you chose to write about the subject and why you found it interesting! It should have an academic and sometimes personal context. Ch 1: A summary of the academic discourse concerning Youth, Music and the Sixties (the main approaches to your subject) according to some obligatory articles. It should also deal with the topic of your paper (what has been written about your subject – you should mention some books and articles that refer to the subject and analyze their main ideas). Ch. 2:-4 these are the central chapters of the work. In order to understand the requirements for these chapters let’s take an example of a (fictional) seminar paper: The American Psychedelic and the music of the Doors during the 1960s. What is psychedelic? What was the psychedelic sub-culture? Who were the Doors? How the music of the Doors reflected and promoted the Psychedelic experience? Etc….What was their vision concerning America? What was unique about the Psychedelic music of the Doors in comparison to other American rock bands? All the answers to those questions should refer to some books and articles regarding the subject (at least 10), alongside the analysis of some related films. Conclusion, Prolog: A summary of the Seminar and the research question and what you discovered in this paper. The paper submission is due to September 15 – there will be no delays (I emphasize that I have no authority to delay), but with the permission of the heads of School of Communication. • Please send it to my email: and also submit through the model. • Submit with a cover page including lecturer name (Dr Ari Katorza), student name, student number, and the title of the paper. • Fonts: Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri. • Paragraph space – 1.5 – It is also advisable to refer to the College Instructions relating to these issues. • For those who write solo: The paper should include at least 10 academic sources, and 12 pages, divided into introduction, chapters, and conclusions at your preference. Obligatory Essays For the Seminar paper 1. Farwell, James, “The Counter-Culture Personalism”, in The Spirit of the Sixties: The making of post-war Radicalism, New York, 1984. 2. Grossberg, Lawrence, “Another Boring Day in Paradise: Rock and Roll and the Empowerment of everyday life”, in Popular Music 4, New York, 1984, pp. 225-258. 3. Lipsitz, George, “Who’ll Stop the Rain: Youth Culture, Rock N’ Roll, and Social Crises”, in The Sixties, (ed) Farber David, New York, 1995, p. 206 – 229. 4. Macdonald, Ian, Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Records and the Sixties, Berkshire, 1995, pp. 1-34. 5. Steigerwald, David, The Sixties and the End of Modern America, 1995, pp7-36 IDEAS FOR TOPIC music, Culture & Society 1. The Beatles Music and the Psychedelic Experience. 2. Rock Music and May 1968’s Revolt. 3. The Folk Singers in America and the Civil Rights Movements. 4. Bob Dylan and the struggle for social Justice During the 1960s. 5. Afro-American Soul Music and the struggle for social Justice During the 1960s. 6. Pirate radio Stations and the revolution in Rock Music and its effect. 7. Pink Floyd and the rise of British Psychedelic. 8. The music of The Who & The Kinks and the Sub-Culture of the Mods and Swinging London. 9. Gender and the music of the Velvet Underground. 10. Rock Music and Feminism during the 1960s. TV., Cinema, Society, and the 1960’s 11. The Hippies stereotypes in American films: How Films radiated the image of the Hippies through the decades. 12. Homo-Lesbian Cinema and the alternative films of Andy Warhol. 13. Mad Men and crisis of masculinity: stereotypes and Reality. 14. The Images of 1960’s rock Music in films through the decades. 15. Social changes and 1960’s TV series: How TV reflected social changes during the decade. 16. The Mods Sub Culture and Consumerism and the Meaning of Style. 17. The Hippies Sub Culture and the role of women. 18. The World of the Hippies: research about the various origins of the Hippies “ideology” (the Sexual Revolution, Psychedelic Drugs, the return to Nature etc). 19. Feminist stereotypes and the Mad Men series case. 20. The Counter Culture and the world of Advertising in the 1960s. 21. French Music and May 1968 riots. 22. The Beat Poets and the origins of the 1960s. 23. The affect of Rock Music on the music industry during the 1960s: How did Rock music change the music industry.