I’m part of the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster @ UL, an interdisciplinary research group working on a variety of popular music and culture projects, including work on Morrissey, Riot Grrl, and Bowie (dealing with fandom, counter-hegemonic stances on class and gender issues, and performance, embodiment and critical, creative processes). Our most recent book publication is (2015 and 2016): David Bowie: Critical Perspectives with Routledge. We’ve a couple of more books on the way, including Songs of Social Protest and one on Joy Division.
Previous events held include:
- 2015 Atrocity Exhibition: A Symposium on Joy Division, Popular Music, Popular Culture Research Cluster @ UL. University of Limerick, 25th- 26th Nov.
- 2015 Songs of Social Protest, Popular Music, Popular Culture Research Cluster @ UL and Power Discourse and Society Research Cluster @ UL, University of Limerick, 28th Apr- 1st May
- 2013 – Riot Grrrl. A One-Day Symposium on Women and Rock, with the Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick. Apr 16th.
- 2012 – David Bowie: A Three-Day Symposium on David Bowie, with the Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick, Oct 26th-28th.
- 2011 – Morrissey: Fandom, Representations, Identities. Special Event and Book Launch, UL. 20th Sept. With UK Launch. Manchester, Oct 7th.
- 2009 – The Songs that Saved your Life Again: A Two-Day Symposium on Morrissey, with the Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick, Apr 24th-25th.
I’m also part of a research cluster in University of Limerick called Power, Discourse and Society @ UL. We’ve an associated book series and a 2016 publication, following on from our 2014 conference ‘In the Frame: Public and Political Discourses of Migration’