“Atrocity Exhibition”: A two day symposium on Joy Division

“Atrocity Exhibition”: A two day symposium on Joy Division


“Atrocity Exhibition”: A two day symposium on Joy Division

Wednesday & Thursday 25th - 26th November 2015, University of Limerick, Ireland

Following on from successful international symposia on The Smiths, Morrissey, Riot Grrrl, David Bowie, and Songs of Social Protest, the research cluster ‘Popular Music and Popular Culture’, at the University of Limerick is convening a two day symposium to examine the significant contribution of Joy Division to popular music and culture. Speakers from the UK, Ireland, China, Japan, USA, Australia, Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Spain and Norway will
present their work on this highly influential band. 

In addition, we are pleased to announce that our research cluster in association with Dolans, Limerick, presents Peter Hook and The Light performing Unknown Pleasures & Closer in Dolans Warehouse, Limerick on Thursday, November 26th 2015. This show is now completely sold out.

Martin Power
Further details: www.ul.ie/pmpc

Symposium Conveners:

  • Dr. Martin Power, Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick.
  • Dr. Eoin Devereux, Dept. of Sociology, University of Limerick.
  • Dr. Aileen Dillane, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

For further information please see the events page on www.ul.ie/pmpc or contact popmusicandculture@ul.ie

‘Popular Music and Popular Culture’ is an interdisciplinary research cluster based at the University of Limerick, Ireland, which provide a platform for researchers working within sociology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, to come together to advance their shared interest in the critical analysis of popular music and popular culture and the elucidation of their social meaning, significance and material impacts.