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A KU Theatre Department course on Hip-hop created by Assistant Professor Nicole Hodges Persley, Ph.D.
2010-02-01 18:13
Hi All- Please note that I have posted some video and sound files from the presentations. Please continue to send me presentations from last semester and I will post them. Thanks- NHP Read More
2009-12-16 22:06
Dear THR 380-What a privilege it has been to be your guide through this course on Hip-hop in Popular Culture at The University of Kansas. I have had the pleasure of watching your growth over… Read More
2009-12-04 16:56
This week is a freestyle blog. You can blog on whatever you like. Think about the global impact of a music genre that started in a low income community in the Bronx. Can you think of any ot… Read More
Hip-hop And Fashion
2009-11-23 18:31
This week we are blogging on Hip-hop Fashion and Self-Adorment. In what way do you see Hip-hop influencing the way people present themselves? How has Hip-hop shaped your style? Self-adornme… Read More
Hip-hop,Politics And Identity
2009-11-17 23:32
My apologies for the late post. As you blog on key words POLITICS AND IDENTITY in relationship to Hip-hop music and culture this week, think about the intersections, overlap, contradictions… Read More
2009-11-10 18:31
This week we are discussing Hip-hop's impact on theater and performance practices. We can broadly understand "mainstream" and/or "Western" concepts of theater as those that adhere to a linea… Read More
2009-11-02 21:19
Hip-hop Fine Art usually contains a particular set of social codes that can be linked to Hip-hop's larger aesthetic which includes the use of Hip-hop language (vernacular, visual, embodied)… Read More
2009-10-27 15:18
This week's lecture and readings discuss Hip-hop's commodification in the media. How do you see Hip-hop's influence in popular media such as commericials, television, film and journalism (pr… Read More
2009-10-12 15:19
This week's readings and lecture cover representations of masculinity and femininity in Hip-hop and the gender stereotypes that circulate in the music and culture. As you blog on key words G… Read More
2009-10-06 15:56
MC's in Hip-hop music are storytellers. Whether MCs write their rhymes or improvise them on the spot, they become living archives of history that connect the past to the present. As you blog… Read More

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