Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Michael Kramer, Acting Director, Digital Liberal Arts will give this week’s talk as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series.

“The Republic of Rock: Music & Citizenship in the Global Sixties Counterculture.”

Going beyond clichéd narratives about sixties music, Michael Kramer argues that rock became a way for participants in the counterculture to think about what it meant to be an American citizen, a world citizen, a citizen-consumer, or a citizen-soldier. The music became a resource for grappling with the nature of democracy in larger systems of American power both domestically and globally. In this talk, Kramer will share new insight into the many ways rock music has shaped our ideas of individual freedom and collective belonging.

Sponsored by Dean for Faculty Development and Research 

Sponsored by:
Academic Affairs

Contact Organizer

King, Sandra A.
(802) 443-2007