What does the universalization of pop culture mean

What is pop culture?

The literary and media scholar Maren Lickhardt at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Innsbruck deals with pop culture in various forms. She examines both "old" and present-day phenomena. In an interview with Melanie Bartos from the Public Relations Office, Maren Lickhart talks in detail about her research. We hear an excerpt.

You can find the detailed discussion in the podcast “Time for Science” from the University of Innsbruck.

The contribution was broadcast for the first time as part of KulturTons on February 3, 2020.

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Mod: The literary and media scholar Maren Lickhardt deals with pop culture in various forms. The assistant professor for New German Literature Studies at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Innsbruck examines both "old" and present-day phenomena. In an interview with Melanie Bartos from the Public Relations Office, Maren Lickhart talks in detail about her research. We now hear an excerpt from the conversation in which she answers the question of what pop culture actually is.

Last words: "... and so new groups can be constituted again through pop-cultural attributions after they were destabilized by the First World War, by inflation and other processes."

Abmod:

That was Maren Lickhardt from the Institute for German Studies in conversation with Melanie Bartos. It is an excerpt from a new edition of the science podcast of the University of Innsbruck, Time for Science. You can listen to the whole conversation at uibk.ac.at/podcast/zeit