Music and The Making of the Cosmonaut Everyman
Music and Soviet Space Project, to mark 60 years from the first Cosmonautics Day in USSR.
April 12, 2021, is 60th Cosmonautics Day celebrated in Russia to commemorate the first manned space flight on 12 April 1961 by the 27-year-old Russian Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
Celebrate with the Faculty of Economic Sciences and our visiting musicologist, Gabrielle Cornish, assistant professor of musicology from the University of Miami, for a presentation on the unique role of popular song in perpetuating Khrushchev-era myths of the cosmonaut as "Soviet everyman".
Boris Stepanov, deputy director at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, associate professor at the School of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Alexandra Kolesnik, senior research fellow at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, associate professor at the School of History, Faculty of Humanities
Presentation and discussion will be held online in English. Based on paper published in Journal of Musicology (2019) 36 (4): 464–497.