Digital Humanities

Joseph Maurer, Humanities Teaching Fellow in Music
5-6:30pm, Rosenwald 405

This paper theorizes present-day youth listening practices through the concept of “anemoia listening”—characterized by fantasy and pseudo-nostalgic longing for something the listeners have never experienced. Through case studies of pirate chanteys and synthwave, this paper argues that these niche yet diverse online music spaces illuminate the limits to imagination and the sense of decline endemic to the current youth generation. With respondent Amy Skjerseth, PhD Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies.

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