Can Sound Be Noise? Some Thoughts on Pop Music, Resistance, and Nationalism

Melanie Schiller

Biography

Melanie Schiller

After completing a Research Master in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Melanie Schiller worked for the German independent record label ‘Tapete Records’ and for the Hamburg-based online music television station yoomee.tv. She is now a Lecturer at the Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam and currently pursuing a PhD in popular music analysis for the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA) which has the working title ‘German national identity in popular music from 1945-now’. Her main research interests therefore include popular culture and popular music in particular, nationalism and Germany, but also gender and queer studies.