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[ecrea] Book on Pink Floyd Opportunity
Wed Mar 01 15:25:04 GMT 2017
*BOOK -****CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO *
*CONTRIBUTE A CHAPTER*
*Pink Floyd. ***
*A Multi-disciplinary Understanding of a Global Music Brand.*
“How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yar meat?”
Simon Morrison – (s.morrison /at/ chester.ac.uk)
Chris Hart – (c.hart /at/ chester.ac.uk)
Georgina Gregory – (GGregory /at/ uclan.ac.uk)
We would like to invite expressions of interest to contribute to a
collection on the fascinating subject of the global brand that is Pink
This collection seeks to assess, evaluate and reformulate approaches to
the critical study and interpretation of Pink Floyd – in the broadest
sense of the band, their collective and individual artistic creations
and the influence of the social, technological, commercial and political
environments, over several decades, on their work.
The music and lyrics of Pink Floyd have produced countless stoned musing
and philosophically deep conversations. Nietzsche, Foucault, Marx, Freud
and Szaaz, and others, provide the theories and conceptual reference
points for attempts to make sense of Pink Floyd. The human condition
with all of its paradoxes, anxieties, conflicts, gratifications and the
inevitability of death and meaningless may be at the heart of the
matter. Beyond this is a band that has successfully bridged the move
to digital downloads, has had sell out performances 40 years after
forming and continues to re-invent it’s wares for contemporary consumer
audiences – such as the re-issue of albums on vinyl and immersive box sets.
This book aims to share understandings of the continuing attraction of
Pink Floyd. From the 1960s to the present day not many bands have
lasted so long and maintained their appeal across the generations. Why
The purposes of this book are to,
* Present and discuss constitutive relationships between the
interpretation of meanings in the works of Pink Floyd and the
contexts of their emergence
* Discuss, probe, and evaluate emergent theoretical resources and
analytical frames across the social sciences, humanities and
creative arts for a more inter-disciplinary approach to different
perspectives on Pink Floyd.
This aim and purposes allow for a wide range of possible themes. Rather
than suggest or constrain the scope of this book we would like to extend
the invitation to submit an abstract on an aspect of Pink Floyd you
would wish to be considered. We welcome abstracts of original research
from established scholars as well as from those whose work is in its
early stages, and who wish to engage with the aim of collegiate
*About the editors*
Simon Morrison – (s.morrison /at/ chester.ac.uk) <mailto:(s.morrison /at/ chester.ac.uk)>
Simon studied English and American literature before embarking on a
career as a music journalist at the coalface of club culture. Known to
readers of /The Guardian/, /Big Issue/, /Mixmag/, /DJ/ magazine and many
more publications, Simon has also produced and presented radio and
television on such topics as Ibiza and the Manchester music scene.
Currently teaching music journalism and music PR. Simon also organises
and does PR for music fests such as /Louder than Words/ and has recently
penned a screenplay.
Chris Hart – (c.hart /at/ chester.ac.uk) <mailto:(c.hart /at/ chester.ac.uk)>
Chris studied sociology, economics and linguistics and has been active
in mainstream publishing and book authoring for over three decades.
Currently teaching advertising and branding alongside media studies.
Chris is best known for his work on literature reviewing, Talcott
Parsons, heroines and heroes and, national identity.
Georgina Gregory – (GGregory /at/ uclan.ac.uk) <mailto:(GGregory /at/ uclan.ac.uk)>
Georgina studied fashion design, before embarking on a teaching career.
She taught at several universities, teaching critical and contextual
studies to art and design students, before accepting a post at UCLan.
Currently teaching popular music and youth culture. Georgina has
published in the areas of transgender tribute bands, popular music,
music and cultural studies and, music and automobile cultures.
*DEALINE FOR RECEIPT OF expressions of interest*: 24^th April, 2017
Please send your abstract not exceeding 300 words with a brief biography
to: (c.hart /at/ chester.ac.uk) <mailto:(c.hart /at/ chester.ac.uk)>
Please visit our web site for further information on the specifications
of the book.
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