‘Popular Music and Popular Culture’, University of Limerick:
“‘Atrocity Exhibition’: A symposium on Joy Division”
25th – 26th November 2015 – University of Limerick, Ireland
Deadline: 31st July 2015
Following on from successful international symposia on The Smiths, Morrissey, Riot Grrrl, David Bowie, and Songs of Social Protest, the research cluster ‘Popular Music and Popular Culture’, at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is convening a two day symposium to examine the significant contribution of Joy Division to popular music and culture.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that our research cluster in association with Dolans, Limerick, presents A “JOY DIVISION” CELEBRATION: Peter Hook and The Light performing Unknown Pleasures & Closer, and featuring an opening set of New Order material in Dolans Warehouse, Limerick on Thursday, November 26th 2015.
This is an open-call for papers. We invite scholars working across a range of disciplines and approaches (such as, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, musicology, media studies, popular music studies, urban studies, fan studies and sociology) to propose papers on the lasting cultural / musical legacy of Joy Division. Papers for example might consider:
- Joy Division and the creation of a distinct Manchester Soundscape
- Iconography (Album and single sleeves, promotional photographs etc)
- The lyrical / musicological / performance analysis of specific songs
- Fandom and the ‘cult’ of Ian Curtis
- Influences on and legacy of Joy Division
- The visual analysis of specific videos / live performances
Please submit a Word document containing your paper title, a 250 word abstract, and author information including full name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a 50-word bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st July 2015. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allocated to each conference paper (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions). Panel proposals (three presenters – 90 minutes) should include a 150 word overview and 250 word individual abstracts (plus author information listed above). We also welcome proposals for workshops, film screenings, performances etc. Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent by August 17th 2015.
Planned Academic Outputs: It is intended to publish an edited and refereed book based on a selection of the symposium’s papers.
Dr. Martin Power, Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick.
Dr. Eoin Devereux, Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick.
Dr. Aileen Dillane, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
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