Friday, September 15, 2006

the first reading assignments for the class will be from Cook. anyone who still needs to purchase a copy must do so very quickly. for this weekend, read the 4 page introduction. vocab format is on the syllabus, and the following questions may be used as topics for next week's response paper.

Vocab: pluralism, suffuse, association, connotation

vocab is due tuesday

Discussion questions:
What is the Mercury Prize and what is its importance?
What do shopping malls have to do with musical pluralism?
What is the meaning of Elvis Costello's quote on the third page?
How is Mr. Costello right and how is he wrong?

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