Professor Martin Butler

Martin Butler is Professor of American literature and culture at the University of Oldenburg. His main areas of research include popular culture in North- and Inter-American as well as Transatlantic contexts, with a focus on popular music, film, and, most recently, television series. He is particularly concerned with the participatory dimension of the production, dissemination and appropriation of these forms of cultural expression, both in historical settings (such as the folk movement of the 1960s) and in new media environments (such as Web 2.0).