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jenmoz72

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JOY DEVOTION:

The Importance of Ian Curtis and fan culture

New book to be released exclusively on Headpress

Joy Devotion:  The Importance of Ian Curtis and fan culture will explore the lasting legacy in the fan, post-punk and dot com economy of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, and what such dedication says about the larger issues facing us in a modern world.  Essays on Curtis, exploring ideas of memory, death, technology, fandom and secular religion will be complimented by photos taken at the Ian Curtis Memorial Stone every month for a year, beginning fall 2009 through 2010.  Stakeholders in the Curtis legacy, from fans to artists, will also contribute their personal insights, allowing for intimate and never before allowed access to the very people who Curtis has continued to influence and inspire long past his untimely death in 1980. 

We are looking for contributions in the following areas:

The growing importance of Joy Division and Curtis since his death

• Bootlegs, bootleg culture and ideas of duplication, replication and distribution;

• On-line communities, social media and the evolution of fan connection via technology

• Joy Division tribute bands and or acts

•Ideas of Englishness as exported via Joy Division to the rest of the world

• How the images of Joy Division and Ian Curtis have played a role in memory, history and iconography

• Military and political messaging in the band’s name, ideals and legacy

• Films about and featuring Joy Division

• The non-touring band- how Joy Division became a global phenomena without international touring

•Memory, fandom and secular religion

 

Other ideas are welcome.  Any questions or inquiries please send to jkomedia@gmail.com.

 

Please send a 500 word abstract of your ideas to jkomedia@gmail.com by November 1, 2014 for consideration.  We will contact all interested parties by February 1, 2015, with a decision in regards to inclusion.

 

A full chapter will consist of 2,000-3,000 words, and will be due no later than May 1, 2015.

 

 

 

PatTeasdale

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This sounds totally cringe worthy to me ... another worthless two bit cash in ... 

(there, thats my 12 word abstract for you)
jenmoz72

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Very sorry to hear you feel that way, but appreciate the feedback.  
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Didn't you already do a book? A year of photos of what people left at Ian's headstone? And a few articles on the internet here and there? And a few lectures not on the internet. Because the themes sound familiar.

And how much are you paying contributors. I write here for free because it is my pleasure, to crib a line from Lawrence of Arabia, but outside of that it'll cost ya!
jenmoz72

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Thank you for your interest. Yes there was a year of pictures on taken every month for a year at Ian's grave. Thank you for remembering. If there is a topic you are interested in writing about, would love to talk more about it and compensation. Please feel free to e-mail me directly.  All the best.
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like your project & will send you a fans perspective,if interested.compensation?only in form of a copy,if possible('signed & numbered,of course'-smirking devilishly as he types)?best wishes & pm me any requests.
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Good luck with your project Jen. I met you in Macclesfiled 2010 on the 30th anni.
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jenmoz72

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Aw, thanks so much! Please personal message me if you are keen. Several other people from the 30th are working with me on the project, and I am really excited. Lots of love and thanks for the kind e-mail. X Jen
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