Week 10 (21.4.): Sounds of local places: techno in Berlin and Detroit.
Readings: Gook, Ben. “Berlin and Detroit: An Alien Techno Alliance. Cultural Politics and Social Transformation after the Fall of the Wall.” 172–195/197. In Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies.
Assignments: (1) How does the reading discuss the relationship between local geography and music? Consider also how these relations are established (are they inherent in geography, or otherwise?). Provide examples/arguments for this relation, at least 3-4 for each place (Berlin and Detroit). Consider also how the author discusses similarities both places—what do they have in common? (also, how are these similarities established?) (2) Submit ideas for your final paper (topic, short description, list of readings).