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Kirsty Fairclough

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Manchester Metropolitan University

20 October

14:00
SODA Innovation Space, Place and People

Dr Kirsty Fairclough

Manchester Metropolitan University

Reader in Screen Studies, Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange


Speaker Biography

Dr Kirsty Fairclough is Reader in Screen Studies and Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University. Kirsty researches in the areas of celebrity studies, the audio-visual mediation of popular music and gender representation in popular culture with an emphasis on the life and legacy of Prince.
Kirsty has published widely on popular culture and is the co-editor of _The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop _(Routledge), _The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment _(Bloomsbury) The Legacy of Mad Men: Cultural History, Intermediality and American Television. (Palgrave) and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media. (Bloomsbury) and author of the forthcoming _Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture _(Bloomsbury) and _Pop Stars on Film _(Bloomsbury). 
Kirsty’s work has been featured on BBC 2, BBC 4, Channel 5 and in The Guardian and Creative Review amongst others. She is the co-curator of Sound and Vision: Pop Stars on Film and the curator of In Her View: Women Documentary Filmmakers film seasons at HOME, Manchester and is Chair of Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester’s longest running music festival. 

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