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Special Issue of Rock Music Studies – Chuck Berry

Posted: October 12th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Chuck Berry
Guest-edited by Tom McCourt – Fordham University

“Chuck Berry is the greatest of the rock and rollers . . . his songs are still claimed as encores by everyone from folkies to heavy-metal kids. But Chuck Berry isn’t merely the greatest of the rock and rollers, or rather, there’s nothing mere about it. Say rather that unless we can somehow recycle the concept of the great artist so that it supports Chuck Berry as well as it does Marcel Proust, we might as well trash it altogether.” – Robert Christgau, The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll.

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PUNK NOW! Registration now open!

Posted: October 12th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The 2nd Punk Scholars Network Annual Conference and Post-Graduate Symposium
29th-30th October 2015
Free registration via https://punk-now-2015.eventbrite.co.uk

Registration closes at 1700 on Wednesday 28 October 2015

Presented by Punk Scholars Network in conjunction with  Birmingham City University, Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, London College of Communication.

Thursday 29 October (0900-1730) and Friday 30 October (0900-1700)

The Shell
Birmingham City University
Parkside Building
Cardigan Street
B4 7BD

Map and directions

5 minutes walk from Moor Street Station, 10 minutes walk from New Street Station, 15 minutes walk from Snow Hill Station. Parking and accommodation are available nearby.

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Pet Shop Boys: Symposium

Posted: October 9th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | 5 Comments »

24/25 March 2016, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

To mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut album Please, the University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce that it will host a two-day symposium on the history and work of the Pet Shop Boys. Despite their prolific contributions to popular culture over the last thirty years – including music, theatre, cinema, books, and film soundtracks – very little scholarly work has been produced on the band. This symposium aims to begin to rectify this omission: the organisers hope to produce an edited collection of essays based on the talks at the symposium.

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