The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again): A Symposium on Morrissey


The Department of Sociology and The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick are convening a second one-day symposium on Morrissey.

The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again): A Symposium on Morrissey.

When: May 1st 2009.

Where: University of Limerick, IRELAND.

Theme: This is an open-call for papers. We invite scholars working across a range of disciplines (such as, cultural studies, gender studies, musicology, media studies, popular music studies and sociology) to propose papers concerning Morrissey's work as a solo-artiste. Possible paper themes might include: Morrissey and masculinities; Morrissey's use of sexual and other forms of ambiguity; Fandom and Morrissey - and the phenomenon of Latino fans in particular; Morrissey and (identity) politics; and Morrissey and song-writing.

Publication Plans: It is intended to publish an edited and refereed book
based on a selection of the symposium's papers.

Deadline: Abstracts of 250 words should be emailed to

The closing date for abstracts is January 9th 2009.