Thursday, 7 November 2019 at 5:15 pm – Thursday, 7 November 2019 at 6:15 pm
The Lady Lies and the Lady Lies: Reading the Femme Fatale in 1970s Rock
Date: Thursday 7th November 2019
Time: 5.15pm - 6.15pm
Location: GM LT5, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond St West, Manchester, M15 6LL
Tickets: Free - Just turn up!
Dr Tina Richardson will be talking about how the rock of the 1970s disguised misogyny through the employment of myth within the lyrics of the music. By looking at the character of the femme fatale, most well-known in literature and film, Tina will explore the dynamic of this female archetype and examine how in music it is masked behind a veil of mythology. Mostly concentrating on progressive rock, although not exclusively, the lecture will provide examples of music and utilise paintings of mythological subjects from art history. All welcome.
Dr Tina Richardson is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University overseeing the critical and contextual units in the School of Fashion. From a cultural theory background, most of her research and publications are in the field of psychogeography, popular culture and fashion pedagogy. Her cultural theory expertise lies in late 20th century cultural theory, in particular poststructural theories.