Writing & Society Research Centre seminar

Event Name
Writing & Society Research Centre seminar
24 May 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Parramatta Campus

Address (Room): FOS conference room 1, EZ.G23


Entire, if often pocket-sized, books have been devoted to single albums for more than twenty years, an early example being Allan Moore's monograph on The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1997). Books have also been structured as anthologies where each chapter is devoted to a different album, and written by a different author - see Stranded, edited by Greil Marcus (1979). These writings might be said to constitute a genre of sorts, exemplified by the 33 1/3 series published by Bloomsbury and now constituting over 140 volumes. This presentation will offer some thoughts on a typology of this genre, as well as an excerpt of my chapter on Olivia Newton-John's 1981 album Physical. This creative work will be part of my sole-authored collection of essays on Australian albums of the early 1980s. Selected essays, together with the theoretical work, will comprise my PhD, which I hope to submit by the end of 2020. JOHN ENCARNACAO lectures in music in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. His book, Punk Aesthetics and New Folk, was published in 2013 by Ashgate. John’s research interests include popular musicology, composition and music education, and he has presented his research internationally. In 2014-15 he co-supervised doctoral projects to completion in music composition, photography and film; cross-disciplinary supervision is a particular interest. Recent releases include albums by The Nature Strip, Espadrille and Warmer, as well an album of solo guitar improvisations, Giraffe Solos (2014). He heads the independent labels China Pig and Psychopyjama. Punk Aesthetics and New Folk - http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409434009 China Pig Records - http://chinapigrecords.com/ Psychopyjama - https://psychopyjama.bandcamp.com/

Speakers: John Encarnacao

Web page: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/writing_and_society/events/writing_and_society_seminars

Name: Suzanne Gapps


Phone: 02 9685 9377

School / Department: Writing & Society Research Centre