Popular Music Fandom and the Public Sphere: A One Day Symposium

Actions and Detail Panel

Sales Ended

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

University of Chester

View Map

Event description

Description

Keynote speaker: Dr Cornel Sandvoss, University of Surrey

In the mainstream media, postwar popular music fandom has traditionally been associated with collective displays of emotion. Yet fandom is actually about a range of things: shared tastes and personal convictions, individual subjectivity and wider community. Fandom does not exist entirely in private nor entirely in public, but is characterized a process of continual mediation between the two. Jürgen Habermas’s concept of the public sphere suggests that shared spaces of discussion have political consequences, making the crossing of the private/public boundary a political act. It is possible for fans to have relatively public experiences in private and private experiences in public. What new forms of public sphere does popular music fandom create?

This one day symposium will bring together various academic speakers to discuss popular music fandom and the public sphere.

Date and Time

Location

University of Chester

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved