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Bradley, Adam Professor

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  • Adam Bradley directs the Laboratory for Race & Popular Culture (RAP Lab). He is a scholar of African American literature and a writer on popular culture with a focus on song lyrics. His commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and in numerous other publications. Bradley is the author or editor of six books, including Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop; The Anthology of Rap; and the New York Times bestseller One Day It’ll All Make Sense, a memoir he wrote for the rapper and actor Common. He has also written extensively on the literature and legacy of the novelist Ralph Ellison. Bradley’s latest book, The Poetry of Pop (2017), unlocks the mysteries of word, image, and sound in popular music across genres, featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and beyond.

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Teaching

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  • ARSC 4909 - Senior Thesis for Individually Structured Major May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ENGL 4830 - Honors Thesis Students accepted to English Departmental Honors are enrolled in this course. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ENGL 4850 - Independent Study---Upper Division Literature/language. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ENGL 5169 - Multicultural/Postcolonial Studies Introduces graduate level study of ethnic American and/or postcolonial writing in English, including relevant theoretical discourse. Emphasizes a wide range of genres, forms, historical background, and secondary criticism. Cultivates research skills necessary for advanced graduate study. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ENGL 8999 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ENGL 8999 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ARSC 4909 - Senior Thesis for Individually Structured Major May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENGL 4850 - Independent Study---Upper Division Literature/language. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENGL 5109 - Literature and Culture of the United States Introduces graduate level study of writing of the United States from its inception to the present. Emphasizes a wide range of genres, forms, historical background, and secondary criticism. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENGL 8999 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

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