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Blinded by the Light: Fan Culture and Transnational Storytelling

January 29, 2021 - 6-8 P.M. (Paris time; GMT +1 )


Keynote address by Mark Duffett (University of Chester, UK)  

"I Want to be a Writer...": Music Fandom and Identity in Blinded By The Light (Chadha, 2019).


Khaled Chouana (Abbes Laghrour University of Khenchela, Algeria)

“Bruce is the direct line to all that’s true in this shitty world”: Music, Identity, and Hope in Gurinder Chadha’s Biographical Film Blinded by the Light




Challenging the Young Male Rock-star Canon: Re-empowering Female Performers and Ageing Musicians

February 5, 2021 - 6-8 P.M. (Paris time; GMT +1)


Richard Lee (St. Bonaventure University, US)

How Terribly Normal to be 70 in Danny Collins (2015), Crazy Heart (2009), Ricki and the Flash (2015). 


Justin Wadlow (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France) (previously 19th Feb.)

Art, Capitalism and the Devil: Rock’n’roll, Stardom and Modern Sainthood in Biopics. 




Cinematic Space as the Site of Life-writing, Identity Construction, and Intersubjectivity

February 12, 2021 - 6-8 P.M. (Paris time; GMT +1)


Marian Jago (University of Edinburgh, UK)

“It’s Only Rock‘n’ Roll”: Self-Myth and Springsteen on Film.

Joe Albert (Gonzaga University, US)

Exploring the Intersubjective Roots of the Artist, Audience and Authenticity. 


10-minute extra: Catherine Girodet (Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France) presents a piece on Nick Cave and self-writing



Heroic Tales of the Saints and the Damned

February 19, 2021 - 6-8 P.M. (Paris time; GMT +1)


Kirsty Fairclough (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)   (previously 5th Feb.)

From Judy to Beyoncé : Fame, Performance and Narratives of Gendered Genius on Screen. 


Guillaume Mouleux (Université Sorbonne-Paris-Cité, France)

The Last Days of Grunge?: Gus Van Sant’s 2005 Film as an Alternative History of a Music Genre.



Experimenting with Alternative Identities

February 26, 2021 - 6-8 P.M. (Paris time; GMT +1)


Christophe Becker (Université de Nantes /Centre de Recherches en Histoire Internationale et Atlantique, France)

A Nightmare in the Daylight / Assembling Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge through Marie Losier's The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011)


Ira Osterberg (Aleksanteri Institute, Finland)

The “Fictional” and the “Real” in Kirill Serebrennikov's Leto (Russia, 2018)


10-minute extra: Céline Murillo (Université Paris 13 Nord, France) presents a piece on Lydia Lunch

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