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Polish pop song a cultural text. Based on examples from the first decade of the 21st century

Author(s): Piotr Pierzchała
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Music, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Polish Literature, Culture and social structure
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: song; singer; pop; popular music; video clip; concert; image; idol; pop culture; modern culture; Dorota Rabczewska; Doda; Ich Troje; Michal Wisniewski
Summary/Abstract: The thesis is an attempt at establishing characteristics of pop song as a genre. The pop song is easy to indicate intuitively by almost every participant of culture, yet its encyclopaedic definitions are nothing more than general. The analyses are based on the textological concept of reality in which the text examined – pop song – is a multicode message. The main aspects in question are lyrics, the CD covers and booklets, video clips, concerts as well as the image of the artist itself. The distinctive features of the genre are defined on the basis of the mutual interference of particular pop subtexts and the general concept of cultural text. The research material for the thesis are the works of the band Ich Troje and Dorota Rabczewska aka Doda. As the thesis tries to capture the socially functional type of message, high‑order text appearing in particular productions, the compositions selected for the analysis are model representations of the phenomenon.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8012-905-4
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8012-904-7
  • Page Count: 202
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish