November, Research Seminar, University of Salford

June, Phantoms of the Opera Symposium, Guildhall School of Music / The Barbican, London


June, Things That Go Punk In The Night,Keynote, Fan Studies Network 2018 Conference, University of Cardiff, Wales


Photo: Julie Labalzo-Wright

21st August, Gate People: Fan History Before Elvis Heritage at Graceland,’ New Perspectives on Elvis, University of Memphis, USA

3rd June, ‘And The Power of Elvis,’ Keynote, Always On Their Mind: Elvis Presley and Consumer Culture, University of Kent, Canterbury    

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6th April, ‘Gate People: Fan History Before Elvis Heritage at Graceland,’ Locating Imagination: Popular Culture, Tourism and Belonging, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland

20th February, ‘Things That Go Punk In The Night,’ Research Seminar, Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland

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12th May, ‘On the Knowing Field: Cornel West, Curtis Mayfield and Fan Activism,’ Challenges of Participatory Culture, HSE Moscow, Russia

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28th June, ‘On the Knowing Field: Cornel West, Curtis Mayfield and Fan Activism,’ Fan Studies Network Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich

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9th May, ‘When Horror Goes Metal: Dario Argento as Rock Fan,’ Spaghetti Cinema: Italian Horror Cinema, University of Bedfordshire, Luton

14th April, Straight From the Heart: A Conference on Love and Rock Music, Montpellier III, Montpellier, France (Organizing with Professor Claude Chastagner)

12th April, ‘Music, Race and Genre: Beyond Abstract Listening,’ Studying Music – An International Conference in Honour of Simon Frith, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 

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12th September, ‘Reframing Elvis: Celebrity Image, Mass Culture and Popular Music Stardom,’ Eight Biennial Conference on Music Since 1900, Liverpool Hope University

22nd March, ‘Trading Backstage Photographs: Celebrity Following as Participatory Fan Culture,’ Global Project on Fan Communities and Fandom, Oxford University

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1st December, ‘From Secret Fantasies to Social Systems: Re-Reading Starlust as a Portrait of the Popular Music Audience,’ Musicians and Their Audiences Workshop, Kings College, London

5th September, IASPM UK and Ireland Conference, University of Salford (Organizing)

2nd July, ‘Re-imagining Richey: Celebrity Disappearance, Manic Street Preacher Fandom and Ben Myer’s Richard’, Cultural Studies at the Crossroads Conference, Nouvelle Sorbonne, Paris(with my friend Paula Hearsum from The University of Brighton)

22nd June, Popular Music and Automobile Culture: A One Day Symposium, University of Chester (Organizing)

2nd February, ‘Understanding Fandom’ KeynoteMARS Conference, Sibelius Academy, Seinäjoki, Finland

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18th November, ‘They Walk Amongst Us: Perceptions of Fandom as Monstrosity,’ The Monster Inside Us: The Monsters Around Us Conference, De Montford University, Leicester

24th June, ‘Alas, Poor Richard: Fandom, Personal Identity and Ben Myer’s Novelization of Richey Edwards’ Life Story’ Litpop Conference, Northumbria University

3rd June, ‘Multiple Damnations: Deconstructing the Critical Response to Boyband Fandom’Making Things Whole Again: Take That Reunion Conference, University of Salford

2nd April, ‘Why are Sold Out Live Music Events Still Advertised?’ The Business of Live Music Conference, University of Edinburgh

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2nd September, ‘Applying Durkheim to Elvis: What Starts Popular Music Fandom?’ IASPM UK and Ireland Conference, Cardiff University School of Music

25th June, ‘Fan Words: Towards a New Vocabulary of Fan Theory,’ Popular Music Fandom: A One Day Symposium, University of Chester

29th January, ‘Locating the 50th Law: Notes on an Interracial Bromance,’ Shifting Ground: A Study Day in Popular Music and Publishing, Oxford-Brookes University, Popular Music Research Unit

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17th December, ‘Bodies of Controversy: Elvis Presley and Susan Boyle’ Research Seminar, University of Salford, School of Media, Music & Performance

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14th September, ‘Average White Band? Kraftwerk and the Politics of Race,’ IASPM UK and Ireland Conference, University of Glasgow

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26th February, ‘The Power of Elvis,’ Research Seminar, University of Sheffield, Dept of Music

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11th November, ‘Understanding Star Appeal: The Power of Elvis,’ History of Stardom Reconsidered Conference, University of Turku, Finland

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12th July, ‘We Are Interrupted by Your Noise: Understanding Heckling,’ IASPM UK and Ireland Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

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February, ‘Understanding Elvis Fandom,’ IPM Research Seminar, University of Liverpool

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9th July, ‘Macca is Back,’ IASPM UK Conference, University of Surrey

7th July, ‘Hound Dog: Race and the Politics of Meaning’, Critical Musicology Forum, University of Surrey

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8th July, ‘Screening Elvis,’ Popular Music and the Media: Television, Video and Film Conference, Sheffield Hallam University

1st May, ‘Reading the Rock Biography: A Life Without Theory?’ Robert Shelton Memorial Conference, IPM Liverpool

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23rd September, ‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes,’ Performance Research Reading Group Conference, University of Wales

11th September, ‘Virtually the King,’ IASPM UK and Ireland Conference, University of Liverpool

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18th April, ‘Promised Land: Interpreting Graceland,’ Guest Lecture, Eastern Washington University, USA, Dept of Geography

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