Bennett, J (2014) 'Conference review: popMAC 2013.' Popular Music, 33 (2). pp. 341-342. ISSN 0261-1430
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Academic discourse through text is a very beautiful thing: there is a sensation of time travel to be experienced through the well-articulated arguments of our academic colleagues. But reading others’ work, past or present, is always one-way communication. An academic paper is like a recording of a great song – it’s a fixed point in time whose sound will live on long after the band breaks up. A conference is more like a gig, or perhaps a jam session; there’s a real-time interaction that the ‘recorded’ object can never capture. It’s a chance to meet those scholars whose work we admire, and to take issue with those whose arguments we may wish to question. It’s an environment where we get together en masse and admit to each other the self-evident and humbling fact that is fundamental to all academic research, but is often absent from our publications – there are some things we’re just not sure about. [continues]...
|Keywords:||PopMAC, Popular Music, Conference review, Liverpool|
|Subjects:||M Music and Books on Music > M Music|
|Divisions:||College of Liberal Arts|
|Date Deposited:||19 May 2014 08:52|
|Last Modified:||17 Oct 2016 16:45|
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