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Exploring U2 : is this rock 'n' roll? : essays on the music, work, and influence of U2

Author: Scott D Calhoun
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott D Calhoun
ISBN: 9780810881570 0810881578
OCLC Number: 732318675
Description: xxvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword : U2--contents and discontents / Anthony Decurtis --
Part I. Eighteen years of dawning --
ch. 1. Boy to man : a Dublin-shaped band / Neil McCormick --
ch. 2. My voyage of discovery : returning October's lost lyrics / Danielle Rhéaume --
ch. 3. Potent crossroads : where U2 and progressive awareness meet / Rachel E. Seiler --
ch. 4. The authentic self in Paul Ricoeur and U2 / Jeffrey F. Keuss and Sara Koenig --
Part II. Don't expect, suggest --
ch. 5. Vocal layering as deconstruction and reinvention in U2 / Christopher Endrinal --
ch. 6. "Bullet in the sky" as an evolving performance / Steve Taylor --
ch. 7. U2 : an elevated brand / Michele O'Brien --
ch. 8. Nothing succeeds like a failure : U2 and the politics of irony / Keving J.H. Dettmar --
Part III. Take this soul --
ch. 9. Playing the tart : contexts and intertexts for "Until the end of the world" / Daniel T. Kline --
ch. 10. Where Leitourgia has no name : U2 live / Beth Maynard --
ch. 11. Bono v. Nick Cave Re : Jesus / Greg Clarke --
ch. 12. Fallen angels in the hands of U2 / Deane Galbraith --
Part IV. When I look at the world --
ch. 13. Bono's rhetoric of the auspicious : translating and transforming Africa for the consumerist West / Bruce L. Edwards --
ch. 14. Boy, baby, and bomb : U2's use of antilanguage / John Hurtgen --
ch. 15. All that we can't leave behind : U2's conservative voice / Stephen Catanzarite --
ch. 16. Across the universe : U2's hope in space and time / Scott Calhoun.
Responsibility: edited by Scott Calhoun.

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Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll? features new writing in the growing field of U2 studies. In keeping with U2's own efforts to remove barriers that have long prevented dialogue for understanding  Read more...

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