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Paying more close anxious attention to Joy Division

Helen Pleasance

Helen Pleasance is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at York St. John University, UK. Her research interests include contemporary fiction and creative non-fiction in all its forms, especially memoir, biography, true crime and hybrid forms. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

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...It is a Friday in early spring 1984; the last day of my second term at Sussex University. I’m living on campus in a hall of residence. There is a carnival atmosphere among the first years today. Most of the halls will be vacated...

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Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar is Associate Professor in the York Centre for Writing at York St. John University, UK. His publications include Screenwriting (2009), The Language of Film (2015), The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (co-editor, 2013) and The Arena Concert (co-editor, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fraser Mann

Fraser Mann is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at York St. John University, UK. He is a specialist in war literature and memoir with particular interests in testimony, gender and trauma. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Helen Pleasance

Helen Pleasance is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at York St. John University, UK. Her research interests include contemporary fiction and creative non-fiction in all its forms, especially memoir, biography, true crime and hybrid forms. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

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... or Helen Pleasance’s challenge to the myths created around Joy Division and Ian Curtis, offer complex responses to much of the reductive and simplistic discourse that surrounds the nostalgia market and the heritage industry. Other chapters...