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Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Joy Devotion : The Importance Of Ian Curtis And Fan Culture

    Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is a Senior Lecturer and former American music industry executive. She has written and presented extensively on fandom and media, authored books about fan cultures and delivering the exhibition 'Joy Devotion: A Year In The Life Of A Rock Shrine At The Ian Curtis Memorial Stone'. Originally from California, Jen was a Marketing Director for Interscope Geffen A&M Records. She toured with and devised marketing and branding campaigns for major global acts including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Dr Dre, Gwen Stefani, U2 and Eminem.

    Joy Devotion: The Importance of Ian Curtis and fan culture explores 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 are complemented by photos taken at the Ian Curtis Memorial Stone. In this book, fans and artists contribute their personal insights, granting intimate access to the very people who Curtis continues to influence and inspire long past his untimely death in 1980. Foreword by Kevin Cummins. Preface by Stephen Morris.


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