Reading the Beatles Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four

ISBN-10: 0791467163

ISBN-13: 9780791467169

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kenneth Womack, Todd F. Davis

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Addresses the band's resounding impact on how we think about gender, popular culture, and the formal and poetic qualities of music.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 2/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 261
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Ruth Robbins is Professor of English and head of the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University. She is the author of a number of books on both literature and theory, including most recently Oscar Wilde (2011).Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Integrative Arts at Penn State University's Altoona College, where he also serves as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles. He is also the author of two novels, including John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel and The Restaurant at the End of the World.

TODD F. DAVIS is Assistant Professor of English at Penn State, Altoona.

Introduction: "Dear Sir or Madam, Will You Read My Book?"
"Speaking words of wisdom": The Beatles' Poetics
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together": Bakhtin and the Beatles
From "Craft" to "Art": Formal Structure in the Music of the Beatles
"Love, love, love": Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Selected Songs by the Beatles
Painting Their Room in a Colorful Way: The Beatles' Exploration of Timbre
"A splendid time is guaranteed for all": Theorizing the Beatles
Mythology, Remythology, and Demythology: The Beatles on Film
Vacio Luminoso: "Tomorrow Never Knows" and the Coherence of the Impossible
The Spectacle of Alienation: Death, Loss, and the Crowd in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We All Want to Change the World: Postmodern Politics and the Beatles' White Album
"We can work it out": The Beatles and Culture
"The rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry": The Beatles and Questions of Mass and High Culture
A Universal Childhood: Tourism, Pilgrimage, and the Beatles
"Baby You're a Rich Man": The Beatles, Ideology, and the Cultural Moment
Spinning the Historical Record: Lennon, McCartney, and Museum Politics
Afterword: I Want to Hold Your Hand
List of Contributors
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