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Hommage à Sheila Whiteley

Sheila, Take a Bow

Chapeau bas, Sheila
Derek B. Scott, D. Ferrett, Ian Inglis, Nicola Spelman, Christian Lloyd, Deborah Finding, Simon Warner, Shara Rambarran, Tom Attah and Gérôme Guibert
p. 205-215

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Professor Sheila Whiteley passed away on 6th of June, 2015. Sheila’s ground-breaking achievements in popular culture and gender studies, alongside her bright personal triumphs are celebrated by numerous obituaries from national and international media. Here, we present the tributes of Sheila’s students, colleagues and friends.

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Derek B. Scott
Dr D. Ferrett
Ian Inglis
Dr Nicola Spelman
Christian Lloyd
Dr. Deborah Finding
Simon Warner
Shara Rambarran
Tom Attah
Gérôme Guibert, au nom du comité de rédaction de Volume !, Sheila Whiteley, ou l’esprit de la contre-culture

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Sheila Whiteley

Sheila Whiteley

Derek B. Scott

This is a sad and trying occasion for us all. I am here to pay tribute to Sheila, but she was not someone any of us can talk about merely in terms of admiration and respect—she was a person we loved. What I would like to do is to give an idea of the impact Sheila’s life had on others. In speaking of such a full and active life, I have no option but to be selective.

First, I must mention her work as a teacher at the University of Salford. She was one of a group of lecturers who set up the UK’s very first degree in popular music at in the early 1990s. At the time, many saw it as an outrageous development, but Sheila was never afraid of outrage. This degree set the standards for the academic study of popular music at undergraduate level and was soon being imitated elsewhere in higher education. Sheila was, herself, an inspirational teacher, as any student who attended her lectures on style and genre will confirm. At postgraduate lev...

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Bibliographical reference

Derek B. Scott, D. Ferrett, Ian Inglis, Nicola Spelman, Christian Lloyd, Deborah Finding, Simon Warner, Shara Rambarran, Tom Attah and Gérôme Guibert, « Sheila, Take a Bow », Volume !, 12 : 2 | 2016, 205-215.

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Derek B. Scott, D. Ferrett, Ian Inglis, Nicola Spelman, Christian Lloyd, Deborah Finding, Simon Warner, Shara Rambarran, Tom Attah and Gérôme Guibert, « Sheila, Take a Bow », Volume ! [Online], 12 : 2 | 2016, Online since 22 March 2016, connection on 19 September 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/volume/4858

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About the authors

Derek B. Scott

Derek B. Scott is Professor of Critical Musicology and researches into music, culture and ideology. He has a special interest in the historical sociology of popular music and music for the stage. His musical compositions range from music theatre to symphonies for brass band and a concerto for Highland Bagpipe. He has also worked professionally as a singer and pianist on radio and TV, and in concert hall and theatre.

D. Ferrett

Dr D Ferrett is course leader for BA(Hons) Popular Music and a senior lecturer in Music. Since beginning her employment at Falmouth University in 2011, D has been instrumental in the development of the curriculum for music subject and has played a leading role in writing Falmouth's contemporary Popular Music degree course. She is a cultural theorist, writer and singer-songwriter. Her teaching and research interests are in voice studies, feminism, identity, subjectivity, music and politics, music and philosophy, critical musicology, live performance, mediated sound, creative writing, alternative cultures, DIY cultures, acoustic ecology, fairy tales/mythologies and experimental songwriting. She is actively committed to addressing prejudicial hierarchies in music discourse and education through praxis, and has recently founded a music and sound art collective for women and LGBT students and graduates entitled 'Rhizome'.

Ian Inglis

Ian Inglis est chargé de cours à l’Université de Northumbrie, Newcastle upon Tyne (Royaume-Uni). Il a abondamment publié sur l’histoire, la description et la représentation des musiques populaires. Parmi ses dernières publications, on peut mentionner Popular Music and Television in Britain (Ashgate, 2010) et The Beatles in Hamburg (Reaktion, 2012). Son prochain ouvrage, The Beatles, paraîtra en 2016 chez Equinox.

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Nicola Spelman

Dr. Nicola Spelman is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts & Media and Programme Leader for the BA Music: Popular Music & Recording. I have contributed to the development of popular music education at Salford for many years, designing and developing modules in a range of subject areas. My key interests are popular musicology, popular music composition, music semiotics and representation, and music and madness. I have worked as an external consultant and examiner for other academic institutions, and currently fulfil the role of External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Popular Music Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

Christian Lloyd

Christian Lloyd is an artist and educator lecturing on BA (Hons) Contemporary Art and Illustration. As an educator, Christian helped run a degree in Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art (2003-12), been an External Examiner at Havering College in London (2008-10), worked for a variety of adult education organisations including The Open College of the Arts, and holds a PGCE in Online and Distance Education from the Open University. After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design (illustration pathway) from Chelsea School of Art & Design, he worked as a freelance and self-employed graphic designer specialising in print and web design projects within community, arts and education sectors. Christian maintains a diverse arts practice that has included performance, moving image, and painting. Currently he is involved in a collaborative project called Bristow & Lloyd (www.bristowlloyd.info) and is a member of the arts collective Black Dogs (www.black-dogs.org). In 2001 he undertook a Masters in Contemporary Fine Art Practice.

Deborah Finding

Dr Deborah Finding is a freelance brand consultant and strategic planner, specialising in cultural insight. She is particularly interested in positioning brands ethically as well as socially, having worked for several years for NGOs, including the POPPY Project and the Richmond Fellowship. Deborah holds a PhD from LSE's Gender Institute, and has written widely on popular culture, including two publications in IB Tauris's « Reading Cult Television » book series, as well as interviews and features for The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and DIVA magazine.

Simon Warner

Simon Warner enseigne l’étude des musiques populaires à l’université de Leeds. Il travaille sur les liens entre les écrivains de la Beat Generation et la culture rock, l’objet de son livre Text and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll (Continuum, fin 2012). Il a dirigé la collection Howl for Now à partir de 2005, et a co-dirigé Summer of Love: The Beatles, Art and Culture in the Sixties (2008), et a participé aux ouvrages Remembering Woodstock (2004) et Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant Garde (2007). Il rédige actuellement un ouvrage sur la scène punk de Manhattan des années 1970, New York, New Wave.

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Shara Rambarran

Shara Rambarran is an academic who specializes in popular music, media and cultural studies. As well as teaching in higher education for over ten years, she is also a researcher, editor and writer in music, media and popular culture.

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Tom Attah

Tom Attah est doctorant à l’Université de Salford, où il prépare une thèse sur les effets de la médiation technologique dans le blues. En tant que musicien, il s’est produit en solo, comme guitariste et comme chanteur, mais aussi en duo acoustique ainsi qu’avec un groupe électrique. Il a été applaudi dans d’importants festivals européens (Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Blues Autour du Zinc) et l’on a pu l’entendre sur de nombreuses radios locales et internationales. Associate Lecturer à l’Université de Salford, Visiting Lecturer à l’Université de Falmouth et à l’Université Queen’s (Canada), il a participé à des ateliers, à des séminaires et donné de nombreuses conférences sur le blues.

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Gérôme Guibert

Docteur en sociologie, Gérôme Guibert est maître de conférences à la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Université Paris III), à l’UFR Arts et Médias et chercheur au CIM-MCPN, EA n° 1484 (Médias Culture Pratiques Numériques). Spécialiste des musiques populaires, il est chercheur associé au GRANEM (UMR-MA n° 42, université d’Angers). Ses recherches en sociologie économique de la musique (et plus largement de la culture) abordent les notions d’économie solidaire et de scènes locales. Il travaille aussi sur les représentations associées aux genres musicaux en France à partir de la notion de sphère publique. Il a récemment dirigé une recherche pour le DEPS (ministère de la Culture) sur la filière de la musique live en France. Il est aussi co-fondateur et directeur de Volume ! et membre de l’IASPM-Bfe (International Association for Study of Popular Music).

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