Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Here's Three Chords, Now Form a Journal

On Thursday 7th June, the evening before the conference, Minor Compositions will be launching Punkademics (ed. Zack Furness) at the Cowley Club. All welcome, especially anyone down for the conference!


:: A Book Release / Discussion :: Brighton, June 7th, 2012 ::
Cowley Club (, 6PM
12 London Road Brighton BN1 4JA

Book Release & Discussion with McKenzie Wark, Richard Gilman-Opalsky, and Stevphen Shukaitis.

In the thirty years since Dick Hebdige published Subculture: The Meaning of Style, the seemingly antithetical worlds of punk rock and academia have converged in some rather interesting, if not peculiar, ways. A once marginal subculture documented in homemade ‘zines has become fodder for dozens of scholarly articles, books, PhD dissertations, and conversations amongst well-mannered conference panelists.

At the same time, the academic ranks have been increasingly infiltrated by professors and graduate students whose educations began not in the classroom, but in the lyric sheets of 7” records and the cramped confines of all-ages shows. And taking up the call to learn three chords and form a band, academics in recent years have extended DIY tactics into the academic world in terms of anything from autonomous publishing to free schools.

Come join us to celebrate the release of Punkademics, a collection of essays exploring the bastard convergences-mutations of punk rock and the academy.

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