Wednesday 4 March 2009

FW: Professorial Lecture at Edinburgh Napier University

Dear All,


Please see forwarded note about a forthcoming lecture at Napier below. Might be worth making students aware of this, as I know a good few in G Des and Illustration are interested in zine work. I’m told attendance is completely open but needs to be RSVP’d as space is limited and filling up fast. Might be worth scoping him out for a possible workshop or guest lecture in college at some point?


Best wishes,




Dr Jonathan Murray

Lecturer in Film & Visual Culture

Centre for Visual & Cultural Studies

Edinburgh College of Art

78 West Port





t: (00 44) 131 221 6195


From: Atton, Chris [mailto:C.Atton@NAPIER.AC.UK]
Sent: 02 March 2009 08:55
Subject: Professorial Lecture at Edinburgh Napier University


Dear all,

For those who received a blank email just now (for which apologies)...

You are cordially invited to Chris Atton's Professorial   
Lecture on 9 March 2009 from 6.30 to 8.30pm in the Lindsay Stewart  
Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier  University, Edinburgh.

The title of the lecture is Fanzines: Popular Culture and Creativity

This lecture will explore the rich history of the fanzine from its   
beginnings in science fiction to the diversity of subjects we find   
today. It will focus on fanzines devoted to popular music and   
highlight the contributions made by amateur writers to the   
development of critical writing about music from the 1960s, through   
punk to the present.  The value of the fanzine lies not only in it   
being a platform for the passion and expertise of individual fans;   
in its pages we can also see the origins of popular music journalism.

Chris Atton is Professor of Media and Culture in the School of Arts   
and Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University.

Please RSVP to  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first   
come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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