Popular culture sums up the experiences of individuals and communities across the globe and can be a powerful force for social change.

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Popular culture sums up the experiences of individuals and communities across the globe and can be a powerful force for social change.

Our blogs are written by experts whose research covers cultural fields including film, theatre, television, animation, print media, comics, fashion, design, music and video games.

3 posts found

King Creole

04 February 2021 9 min read

Professor Nicholas Gebhardt reflects on the ways that King Creole interweaves jazz into the Hollywood musical genre.

Illustrations of jazz players on the windows of an outside café

Introducing Ciara White – Musical Theatre and All That Jazz administrator

01 February 2021 9 min read

Find out more about our MT Jazz administrator Ciara White, her background and why she chose to be part of this novel research network

A needle lowered on a vinyl disc on a turntable

'Showstopper!': Improvising a musical during lockdown

31 January 2021 Dr George Burrows 9 min read

Dr George Burrows details how improvisation in the musical 'Showstopper!' relates to jazz culture.

Rows of red theatre chairs

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