Call for papers and new publications

Volume! and the Editions Mélanie Seteun are pleased to announce the following events:

I. Publications:
Sheila Whiteley (ed.) “Popular Music and Countercultures” issues of Volume! will be out in November and February.

An English version edited by Sheila Whiteley and Jedediah Sklower will be published in 2013 by Ashgate, with an introduction by Andy Bennett. More information soon.

Stéphane Dorin (ed.), Sound Factory. Music and Industrialization with texts from Jeremy Deller, Patrick Mignon, Simon Frith, Gérôme Guibert, David Hesmondhalgh, Philippe Bouquillion. More information.

II. Call for papers:

“Changing the Tune: Popular Music & Politics in the 21st Century From the Fall of Communism to the Arab Spring”

International Conference – Strasbourg University, France – 7-8 June 2013 Continue reading

Chinese Rock Music Scene

Author talk
Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll
Jonathan Campbell
Asia Bookroom, Canberra, Australia 6pm Tuesday 23 October

Rebellious, individualistic, and explosive, rock and roll seems incongruent with modern Chinese society. Beginning from 1986, the music has evolved from a Western import into something uniquely Chinese, reshaped by the nation’s unique system and its relationship with the outside world. After a decade-long immersion in the Chinese rock and roll (yaogun) scene as a performer, writer, manager, promoter and more, Jonathan Campbell wrote Red Rock – The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll as an attempt to give a comprehensive overview of the Chinese rock identity. What has yaogun taught him, and what can it teach the world – about China, and about rock and roll? Author Jonathan Campbell will look back on his China time as well as shed light on yaogun’s path and its future. Continue reading

Brazilian Journal E-Compós

Brazilian Journal E-Compós
New issue on popular music‏

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new issue of the Brazilian E-Compós journal, entirely devoted to popular music, with articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish. E-Compós is a journal of the Brazilian National Association of Post-Graduate Programs in Communication and the publication of this edition consolidates the field of popular music studies in this area.

The journal can be accessed at www.e-compos.org.br; please choose the English version under “IDIOMA”, field located on the right column of the page.

Rock and Popular Music in Ireland: Before and After U2

Rock and Popular Music in Ireland: Before and After U2
Noel McLaughlin, University of Northumbria and Martin McLoone, University of Ulster
Foreword by Dave Laing
Irish Academic Press

This book explores Irish rock’s relationship to the wider world of international popular music through detailed analysis of the island’s most prominent artists and bands such as U2, Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, The Boomtown Rats and Horslips – and key musical movements including the Beat Scene, the Folk Revival, Northern Irish Punk and Dance Music in Ireland. Continue reading

IASPM@Journal Vol 2/1&2

IASPM@Journal Vol 2/1&2
Published: 29 February, 2012
“State of the Nation: Review(s) of Popular Music Studies”
Special Issue Editor: Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa

The second volume, State of the Nation: Review(s) of Popular Music Studies, specially edited by Martha Ulhôa during her Visiting Research Fellowship at King’s College, London, addresses the state of popular music studies in national and regional contexts, reflecting on the challenges in popular music studies. The contributions very much echo debates that took place at the South African IASPM 2011 conference, which was devoted to the “many ways of situating popular music in the light of IASPM celebrating its 30th year”. This issue, therefore, opens with an overview by Philip Tagg, co-founder of IASPM, kick-starting a critical argument that will hopefully inspire many of our member-readers to respond. Continue reading