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African American & Diaspora Studies Faculty

 

Dr. Ulrich Adelt Ph.D.

Dir. African American & Diaspora Studies

Associate Professor American Studies

American Studies Department webpage

Education

M.A. American Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany, 2000 
Ph.D. American Studies, University of Iowa, 2007

Courses

1000 Intro. to African American Studies

3000 African American Studies in Music

4250/5250 Harlem Renaissance

5560 Black Popular Culture

Research

African American Music
Transnational American Studie
20th century African American literature and popular culture

Selected Publications

Books:

Blues Music in the Sixties: A Story in Black and White (Rutgers University Press 2010)

Krautrock: German Music in the Seventies (University of Michigan Press 2016)

Articles:

“Outside Looking In: Donna Summer’s Sound of Munich and David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy.” Journal of Transnational American Studies (forthcoming).

“Displaying the Guitar: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Museum of Pop Culture.” Rock Music Studies 4.3 (2017), 207-220.

“Vom Himmel hoch: Kraftwerks Frühwerk im Kontext des Krautrock,” in: Mensch Maschinen Musik: Das Gesamtkunstwerk Kraftwerk (Uwe Schütte, editor), Leske Verlag, 2017.

“Thrown into a Cruel World: Neil Young’s Dead Man,” in: All By Myself: Essays on the Single-Artist Rock Album (Steve Hamelman, editor), Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

“Machines with a Heart: German Identity in the Music of Can and Kraftwerk.” Popular Music and Society 35.3 (2012), 359-374.

“Stunde Null: Post-War German Identity in the Music of Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger.” 2012, Journal of Popular Music Studies 24.1 (2012), 39-56.

“Violence in Black Song,” in: The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Vol. 21: Violence (James Thomas and Amy Wood, editors), University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

“Black, White and Blue: Racial Politics in B.B. King’s Music from the 1960s,” Journal of Popular Culture 44.2 (2011), 195-216.

“Germany Gets the Blues: Negotiations of ‘Race’ and Nation at the American Folk Blues Festival,” American Quarterly 60.4 (2008), 951-974.

“Trying to Find an Identity: Eric Clapton’s Changing Conception of ‘Blackness,’”Popular Music and Society 31.4 (2008), 433-452.

“Hard to Say the Meaning: Neil Young’s Enigmatic Songs of the 1970s,” Journal of Popular Music Studies 17.2 (2005), 162-174.

“Ich bin der Rock’n’Roll Übermensch: Globalization and Localization in German Music Television,” Popular Music and Society 28.3 (2005), 279-295.

 

 


 

 


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