Punk & Post Punk
Punk & Post-Punk is a new peer-reviewed journal from Intellect serving the international
academic, industry and journalistic communities engaged with punk and post-punk culture.
It explores the concepts of alternative and independent established during the punk
explosion and developed through the ensuing post-punk era. Punk remains among the most
significant and influential popular culture phenomena of the last forty years.
Complementing the journals historical focus, therefore, is a prominent contemporary
aspect. This considers how punk and post-punks ethos and aesthetic are absorbed into
the present and projected into the future.
We invite students of the punk and post-punk eras, as well as those from related
disciplines into which punks influence has fed including researchers, teachers and
practitioners to contribute to the first issue of Punk & Post-Punk. We welcome papers
exploring punks impact on the wider culture beyond music, including the arts, language,
iconography, sociology and gender and race
issues. We particularly encourage papers discussing regional and international
differentiation and contribution. Similarly, each issue will aim to feature at least one
paper in which relevant visual imagery will be a major component. Articles should be
between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Etymology and Language
Genre Definition and Development
Antecedents and proto-punk influences
Methodologies and theories appropriate for research and study in this field
Industrial structures and practices in relation to production
Gender, class and race issues
Comparative study between nations or regions, cultures and industries
Associated cultural industries including fanzines and fashion
Performance of Style
Concepts of Independence
Modernist and Post-Modernist influence
Global impact and Inclusion
Potential contributors should send a 200-word abstract to co-editor Dr Philip Kiszely
(P.Kiszely AT leeds.ac.uk) at. A prompt response will assess
eligibility for inclusion and provide writers guidelines. The deadline for submitting
completed articles for peer-review is 31 December 2010.
Punk & Post-Punk will be officially launched at the University of Leeds in September