Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll?

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Scott Calhoun
Scarecrow Press, 2012 - 276 עמודים
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Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll? features new writing in the growing field of U2 studies. Edited by Scott Calhoun, with a foreword by Anthony DeCurtis, Exploring U2 contains selections from the 2009 inaugural gathering of "The Hype and The Feedback: A Conference Exploring The Music, Work and Influence of U2." In keeping with U2's own efforts to remove barriers that have long prevented dialogue for understanding and improving the human experience, this collection of essays examines U2from perspectives ranging from the personal to the academic and is accessible to curious music fans, students, teachers, and scholars alike. Four sections organize 16 essays from leading academics, music critics, clergy, and fans. From the academic disciplines of literature, music, philosophy, and theology, essays study U2's evolving use of source material in live performances, the layering of vocal effects in signature songs, the crafting of a spiritual community at live concerts, U2's success as a business brand, Bono's rhetorical presentation of Africa to the Western consumer, and readings of U2's work for irony, personhood, hope, conservatism, and cosmic-time. Official band biographer Neil McCormick considers U2 as a Dublin-shaped band, and DanielleRhéaume tells how discovering and returning Bono's lost briefcase of lyrics for the album October propelled her along her own artistic journey. This thoughtful and timely collection recognizes U2's music both as art and commentary on personal journeys and cultural dialogues about contemporary issues. It offers insights and critical assessments that will appeal not only to scholars and students of popular music and culture studies but to those in the fields of theology, philosophy, the performing arts, literature, and all intellectually curious fans of U2.
 

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Ch01 Boy to Man
3
Ch02 My Voyage of Discovery
23
Ch03 Potent Crossroads
38
Ch04 The Authentic Self in Paul Ricoeur and U2
54
Part II DONT EXPECT SUGGEST
65
Ch05 Vocal Layering as Deconstruction and Reinvention in U2
67
Ch06 Bullet the Blue Sky as an Evolving Performance
84
An Elevated Brand
98
Jesus
165
Ch12 Fallen Angels in the Hands of U2
179
Ch13 WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
195
Ch14 Boy Baby and Bomb
216
Ch15 All That We Cant Leave Behind
229
Ch16 Across the Universe
240
Bibliography
261
Subject Index
265

Ch08 Nothing Succeeds Like Failure
112
Part III TAKE THIS SOUL
127
Ch09 Playing the Tart
129
Ch10 Where Leitourgia Has No Name
151
Song Index
269
About the Editor and Contributors
273
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Scott Calhoun is professor of English at Cedarville University in Ohio. He is editor of Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll? and the director of The U2 Conference.

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