Music and The Making of the Cosmonaut Everyman
Music and the Soviet Space Project: a presentation in honour of the 60th anniversary of first Cosmonautics Day in the USSR
April 12, 2021 marks 60 years since Russia first celebrated Cosmonautics Day, which was established to commemorate the first manned space flight on April 12, 1961 completed 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 surrounding the cosmonaut as the '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
The presentation and discussion will be held online in English. The presentation is based on a paper published in Journal of Musicology (2019) 36 (4): 464–497.
Please register via link https://economics.hse.ru/en/io/polls/450927332.html or on this page