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Dr Simon Morrison, Programme Leader for Music Journalism at the University, will appear on the panelDiscoTexts: Dancefloor-Driven Literature and the Rave Scene in Fiction’ as part of the Louder Than Words Festival, which this year takes place online on Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8.

The panel will discuss how the rave scene and the 1988 Second Summer of Love has been used by journalists, film-makers and authors as inspiration for their output. Chaired by the current Editor of DJ magazine, Carl Loben, the guests will explore how authors describe the music and club scene in their work.

The panel discussion takes place from 6.15pm to 7.15pm on Sunday, November 8 and tickets can be booked here.

Simon’s latest book, also called DiscoTexts: Dancefloor-Driven Literature and the Rave Scene in Fiction, was published by Bloomsbury earlier this year. The book explores how authors are able to write about the nightclub scene despite its subterranean and elusive nature; the music they embody and how such texts can be used to explore this time in history.

Simon has spent almost two decades as a writer, PR and music journalist before joining the University. He is a co-organiser of the Louder than Words Festival and his PhD research focussed on club culture and its representation in literature.

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