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Teaching the 2016 Campaign through the Art of Parody

Teaching the 2016 Campaign through the Art of Parody KASSie Kell Y AND DANA GorzelANY- moStAK t eaching the 2016 Campaign through the Art of Parody the 2016 u.S. presidential election offered the citizenry a feast for both the eyes and ears with its memorable musical sound bites, which included martin o’malley’s guitar playing on the stump, Donald t rump’s the- atrical entrance to “w e Are the Champions” at the r NC, and Hillary Clinton’s Nae Nae on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. while analyses of official playlists and moments of musicking on the trail offer insight into how the candidates used music as a medium for political communication and identity formation, an investigation of user-generated music posted on Yout ube shows how the public engaged with candidates and the politi- cal process through their own musical acts. the classroom exercise that follows offers strategies for introducing students in introductory-level college courses to campaign- themed music Dana Gorzelany- mostak is an assistant professor of music at Georgia College. Her research on music and electoral politics appears in the Journal of the Society for American Music and Music & Politics. Her work on Jackie evancho is published in the edited volume Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music: Performance, Authority, Authenticity http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Teaching the 2016 Campaign through the Art of Parody

American Music , Volume 35 (4) – May 1, 2018

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University of Illinois Press
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1945-2349

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KASSie Kell Y AND DANA GorzelANY- moStAK t eaching the 2016 Campaign through the Art of Parody the 2016 u.S. presidential election offered the citizenry a feast for both the eyes and ears with its memorable musical sound bites, which included martin o’malley’s guitar playing on the stump, Donald t rump’s the- atrical entrance to “w e Are the Champions” at the r NC, and Hillary Clinton’s Nae Nae on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. while analyses of official playlists and moments of musicking on the trail offer insight into how the candidates used music as a medium for political communication and identity formation, an investigation of user-generated music posted on Yout ube shows how the public engaged with candidates and the politi- cal process through their own musical acts. the classroom exercise that follows offers strategies for introducing students in introductory-level college courses to campaign- themed music Dana Gorzelany- mostak is an assistant professor of music at Georgia College. Her research on music and electoral politics appears in the Journal of the Society for American Music and Music & Politics. Her work on Jackie evancho is published in the edited volume Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music: Performance, Authority, Authenticity

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: May 1, 2018

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