Publications

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Books:

Prince and Popular Music: Critical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Life. New York, Bloomsbury, 2020 Alleyne, M and Fairclough, K (eds)

This book provides an academic examination of the artist Prince by unravelling the many layers of his cultural and creative impact. Divided into 17 essays organised thematically, the anthology takes ethnographic, musicological, sociological, gender studies and cultural studies approaches to analyse Prince’s career.

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The Legacy of Mad Men: Cultural History, Intermediality and American Television. Palgrave, 2019 McNally, K. Marcellus, J. Forde, T. Fairclough, K. (eds.)

This is the first book to offer an analysis of the TV series Mad Men in its entirety. It explores the cyclical and episodic structure of the long form series and investigates the issues of representation, power and social change.

The book takes a look at its legacy and how the themes were fed in to Trumpism.

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Music/Video. New York, Bloomsbury, 2017, Arnold, G, Cookney, D Fairclough, K, Goddard, M (co-editor)

An academic approach to examining of the music video, taking example cases and investigating the blending of music, film and video art. The book taps into the forces behind the video – breaking down the themes of politics, economics, expression and sexuality and gender.

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The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment. New York, Bloomsbury, 2015, Edgar, R, Fairclough, K Halligan, B and Spelman, N (co-editor)

With its extensive collection of interviews with key designers, The authors track the evolution of the arena concert, consider design and architecture, celebrity and fashion, and turn to feminism, ethnographic research, and ideas of humour, liveness and authenticity, in order to explore and frame the arena concert.

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The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop Routledge, New York, United States, 2013 Fairclough, K & Halligan, B & Edgar, R (co-editor)

In this collection of 15 essays, the reader will find in-depth discussions of the history of music documentaries.

The writers argue compellingly that the music documentary should be considered as an essential cultural artefact in documenting stars and icons, and musicians and their times.

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Books accepted for publication and in press

Pop Stars in Film 20, 1 Fairclough, K and Wood, J. (contracted)


Beyoncé: Celebrity, Feminism and Pop Culture. London, I.B Tauris, 2021  Fairclough, K.


Book chapters

Prince and Gendered Music Production in Perspectives on Music Production: Gender in Music Production. King, Hepworth-Sawyer, Hodgson & Marrington (eds), London, Sage 2020 Fairclough, K. Rare Bird: Susan Rogers, (in press)

Soundtrack Self: FKA twigs, Music Video and Celebrity Feminism in Music/Video, New York, Bloomsbury, 2016 Fairclough, K. Arnold, G, Cookney, D Fairclough, K, Goddard, M (eds) (2016)

Beyonce: Performing Female Empowerment in the Arena Concert in The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment. Bloomsbury, New York, 2015 Fairclough, K. Edgar, R, Fairclough, K, Halligan, B and Spelman, N (eds) 2015

Growing old in the spotlight: Social Media and Ageing, in: Handbook of Cultural Ageing, Routledge, London, 2015 Fairclough, K. ‘ Martin, W & Twigg, J (eds.), Routledge

2015 Fairclough, K. Prime Time: Jane Fonda, ‘Appropriate’ Ageing and the Re-Making of a Hollywood Persona in Lasting Screen Stars: Personas that Endure and Images that Fade. Bolton, L and Lobalzo- Wright, J (eds) Palgrave, London

2015 Fairclough, K & Willis, A. Steven Spielberg and the Rise of the Celebrity Film Director in: A Companion to Steven Spielberg, Wiley Blackwell, London

2014 Fairclough, K. Hollywood’s Golden Girls: Meryl, Helen, and Judi: Actresses Ageing Appropriately’ in: Whelehan, I & Gwynne, J (eds.), Harleys and Hormones: Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism, Palgrave, London

2013 Fairclough, K. Nothing less than perfect: female celebrity, ageing and hyper-scrutiny in the gossip industry in: Female Celebrity and Ageing Back in the Spotlight, Routledge, London


Journal special issues

2018 Celebrity Studies (Routledge) Fame-inism: Celebrity Culture and Feminism.

2016 Senses of Cinema: Twin Peaks and Audiovisual Aesthetics. Senses of Cinema

2016 Series: International Journal of TV Serial Narratives: Twin Peaks, Reception and Consumption. SERIES


Journal Articles

2014 Fairclough, K. Lost Voice Guy: Transcending Barriers of Disability through Technology in Live Comedy Performance. in: ‘Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, Columbia College Chicago’, Springer, Chicago, USA, pp.91-98. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering Volume 136, 201

2014 Fairclough, K. Lost Voice Guy: Transcending Barriers of Disability through Technology in Live Comedy Performance. in: ‘Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, Columbia College Chicago’, Springer, Chicago, USA, pp.91-98. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering Volume 136, 201

2012 Fairclough, K. “Death Becomes Her? – Ageing, Female Celebrity, and Hyper- Scrutiny in the Gossip Blog – Celebrity Studies Special Issue, ‘Back in the spotlight: Ageing and Female Celebrity.” Routledge.

2012 Fairclough, K. “Death Becomes Her? – Ageing, Female Celebrity, and Hyper- Scrutiny in the Gossip Blog – Celebrity Studies Special Issue, ‘Back in the spotlight: Ageing and Female Celebrity.” Routledge.

2008 Fairclough, K, “Fame is a Losing Game: Celebrity Gossip Blogging, Bitch Culture and Postfeminism”, Genders, Issue 48. 2005 Fairclough, K ‘I’m A Celebrity- Analyse Me: the Appeal of Reality TV’, Flow TV Online Journal, Volume 1, 1.1

2004 Fairclough, K 2004, ‘Women’s Work?: Wife Swap and the Reality Problem ‘, Feminist Media Studies. Routledge, Vol 4 No 3, pp.344-348.

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