Articles about Critical Theory

Listening in circles: Punk pedagogy and the decline of western music education
Punk and Post Punk (2015) Vol. 4, No. 2-3, pp. 141-158

This article considers the musical and philosophical education, formal and informal, of early punk participants and suggests that close readings of their intellectual histories yield insight into punks' larger contributions to musical thought, practice and pedagogy. It offers a theory ...

Pay no more than 45 copies: The collection legacy of the Crass Record, "Reality Asylum" (1979)
Punk and Post Punk (2015) Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 7-28

This article sets out an auto-ethnographic and theoretical account of the journey of 45 collected author copies of the 1979 Crass record "Reality Asylum." The principle aim in this piece is to document and theoretically situate the production, reception and ...

Brahms and the Historical Sublime

Using critical theories of the historical sublime, this study investigates parallels between Brahms's historicist musical language and nineteenth-century attitudes toward preservation and restoration. In emergent Germany of the late 1850s, the »New Era« saw an upsurge in public debate grounded ...

(I want some) demystification: Deconstructing punk
Punk and Post Punk (2015) Vol. 4, No. 2-3, pp. 117-128

What does 'punk scholarship' mean in practice? This is a question that many of us wrangle with on a personal as well as a critical, academic level. How can punk be academicized? What is gained--and what is lost--in that process? ...

(I want some) demystification: Deconstructing punk
Punk & Post Punk (2015) Vol. 4, No. 2-3, pp. 117-128

What does 'punk scholarship' mean in practice? This is a question that many of us wrangle with on a personal as well as a critical, academic level. How can punk be academicized? What is gained--and what is lost--in that process? ...

Pay no more than 45 copies: The collection legacy of the Crass Record, "Reality Asylum" (1979)
Punk & Post Punk (2015) Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 7-28

This article sets out an auto-ethnographic and theoretical account of the journey of 45 collected author copies of the 1979 Crass record "Reality Asylum." The principle aim in this piece is to document and theoretically situate the production, reception and ...