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German Pop Music in Literary and Transmedial Perspectives


Edited By Uwe Schütte

Pop music is a deeply transmedial art form, a hybrid of images, attitudes, performances and texts. This bi-lingual volume examines the diverse transmedial processes of exchange and hybridisation occurring between German pop music and other forms of art. It aims to make an important contribution to the emerging field of German Pop Music Studies, which is seeing a recent upsurge in interest in the UK. Comprising chapters by a range of scholars from both the Anglophone world and Germany, the volume explores how German pop music interacts transnationally with political issues as well as art forms such as film, video, and fine art. A particular focus of the volume is placed on the manifold processes of mutual exchange between German-language literature and German pop music. Artists examined in this volume include Kraftwerk, Einstürzende Neubauten, Tocotronic, Ja, Panik, Gerhard Richter, R. W. Fassbinder, amongst others.