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Confronting Bowie’s Mysterious Corpses

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction ‘Confront a corpse at least once’ Bowie implored, ‘. . . the absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have’ (Bowie, 2004). His words accompanied a haunting photographic...

Music for Cyborgs: Fictions of Disability

Shelton Waldrep

Shelton Waldrep is Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine, USA, and currently the Trustee Professor of the University of Maine System. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Future Nostalgia : Performing David Bowie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...After the surprise release of his new album The Next Day in 2013, David Bowie was in the news again a few months later, this time for releasing a list of his 100 essential novels. See, for example, “Bowie’s Top 100 Books...

David Bowie is . . . Customizing

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Utilizing Jules Prown’s methodology as outlined in Interpreting Objects and Collections (Pearce, 1994), this chapter undertakes a materialist analysis of David Bowie’s jacket first worn as stage attire around the age of fifteen while...

He’s not there: Velvet Goldmine filmhauntological approachVelvet Goldmine and the Spectres of David Bowie

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Named after a relatively obscure David Bowie outtake, Velvet Goldmine is an audacious film, which divided critics and audiences alike. Inspired by David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period, the film, on a literal level, provides...

Buddhism and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The global popularity of Buddhism as a fount of meditation and health has been increasing noticeably since the 1950s (Seager 2000: 4), and this trend is evidenced particularly in the work of music recording artists. Primarily,...

“More Solemn Than a Fading Star”

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...David Bowie, describing his creative process, once stated:I see the whole of what I do in terms of painting. I’ve always thought they were very close. A lot of the songs I’ve written are, for me, paintings in words. A lot of the more...

2004 (Bowie vs Mashup)

Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is Lecturer in Media and Communication at Deakin University, Australia. His main areas of interest are Games Studies, Digital Humanities and Online Persona, and he recently co-edited the collectionZombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction The aim of this chapter is to revisit the ‘mashup’ competition David Bowie conducted as part of the promotional strategies for the North American leg of his ‘A Reality Tour’ in early 2004. In order to understand Bowie...

Time Again: The David Bowie Chronotope

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...‘One day,’ David Bowie promised in 1984, in his song ‘Blue Jean’, ‘I’m gonna write a poem in a letter.’ In 1997, he effectively kept that promise, releasing ‘Battle For Britain (The Letter)’, which explicitly offers the song and its lyric...

Keeping Space Fantastic: The Transformative Journey of Major Tom

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...What really mattered as an artist . . . was not what you did but what you were, and Bowie became a blank canvas on which consumers write their dreams.I have been ‘freak[ing] out in a moonage daydream’, my entire conscious life. My earliest...
...Introduction In this chapter I focus on one song among all of David Bowie’s music that is singularly – and idiosyncratically – both political and emotional; his hit ‘Young Americans’, written in 1974 and released on the album of the same...