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Mr. Nathan Wiseman-Trowse

  • Job title: Associate Professor (Popular Music)
  • Department: Journalism & Media

General information

Senior Lecturer in Popular Music

School of the Arts - Music

Nathan currently teaches cultural theory on the BA Popular Music program and audio production for the BA Media Production course.  His academic background has taken him from BA and MA degrees in English Literature, through teaching and acting as Course Leader for a number of media and popular cultural awards and on to the BA Popular Music course which he helped to write in 2007.  Nathan has been a keen musician since his teens, playing in numerous bands, as well as DJing, promoting, music journalism and music retail.  These experiences, alongside his academic career have come together to help shape his teaching and research in the realm of popular music studies. 

Nathan is a member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and acted on its UK and Ireland Executive Board between 2005 and 2008.

Teaching

  • Popular Music Studies
  • Popular Music and identity
  • Popular Music and politics
  • Audio production techniques

Nathan currently teaches a range of modules influenced by popular music studies and cultural theory across the BA Popular Music course.  He also contributes to the MA English (Contemporary Literature) programme in the Pulp Visions module.  While the majority of his teaching is in the realm of popular music studies he also teaches content based on graphic novels and audio production techniques for Media Production students.  Nathan supervises undergraduate dissertations and also currently two PhD students.

Research

The primary area of Nathan's research is popular music.  His PhD thesis, Performing Class in British Popular Music explored the performative nature of class signification, and his most recent monograph examines the articulation of Englishness through the singer-songwriter Nick Drake.  He has also written on the Australian musician Nick Cave and artist / writer / musician Bill Drummond.  He organised a conference at the University of Northampton, Pop-Life:  The Value of Popular Music in the Twenty First Century in June 2014, and his next research project will explore the relationship between the local and the global in music practice and dissemination.  

In addition to his music-based research Nathan has also published work on the Northampton writer Alan Moore and in 2010 organised the Magus:  Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Work of Alan Moore conference at the University of Northampton.  A possible future area of research will be the articulation of English occultism in popular culture.

Publications

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2017

  1. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2017) Writing/Imagining/Using Bowie. Invited Keynote presented to: Bowie's Books: David Bowie and Literature, The University of Northampton, 13-14 January 2017.

2016

  1. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2016) Babe, I'm gonna sue you. Tarred and Feathered Blog. 12/04/16
  2. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2016) Prince: Don't play me. Tarred and Feathered Blog. 22/04/16

2015

  1. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. and Watson, Y. (2015) Developing research practice in the undergraduate popular music studies community. Paper presented to: Research in Popular Music Education Symposium, University of Huddersfield, 23 July 2015. (Unpublished)
  2. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2015) Gifts of unknown things: Terry Bickers. Tarred and Feathered Blog. 25/11/15
  3. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2015) Keith Gildart, Images of England through Popular Music: Class, Youth and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Social History. 40(1), pp. 135-137. 0307-1022.
  4. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2015) The Holocaust and the Big Roar: summoning the dark other in noise pop. Paper presented to: Dark Sound: Destructive Pop Symposium 2015, Falmouth University, 23-25 April 2015. (Unpublished)
  5. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2015) ‘You should try lying more’: the nomadic impermanence of sound and text in the work of Bill Drummond. Lecture presented to: Kingston University Research Seminar Series, Kingston University, UK, 09 February 2015.

2014

  1. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2014) Goodbye Cruel World. Words For Moods website.
  2. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2014) Repackaging national identity: Nick Drake's posthumous Englishness. Paper presented to: PopLife: The Value of Popular Music in the Twenty First Century, The University of Northampton, 06-07 June 2014. (Unpublished)
  3. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2014) ‘You should try lying more’: the nomadic impermanence of sound and text in the work of Bill Drummond. In: Hansen, A. and Carroll, R. (eds.) Litpop: Writing and Popular Music. Aldershot: Ashgate. pp. 157-168.

2013

  1. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2013) Book launch and discussion. Other presented to: Nick Drake: Dreaming England Book Launch, NN Cafe, Northampton, 03 October 2013. (Unpublished)
  2. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2013) Nick Drake: Dreaming England. London: Reaktion. 9781780231761.
  3. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2013) Nick Drake: Dreaming England. Invited Presentation presented to: Fitzwilliam College Public Lecture Series, Fitzwilliam College, The University of Cambridge, 21 November 2013. (Unpublished)
  4. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2013) Text-based narrative for Mod Exhibition. Exhibit at: Mod Exhibition. Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, 13 July - 29 September 2013.
  5. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2013) The singer and the song: Nick Cave and the archetypal function of the cover version. In: Baker, J. (ed.) The Art of Nick Cave: New Critical Essays. Bristol: Intellect. pp. 57-84.

2012

  1. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2012) Review of Roland Boer, Nick Cave: A Study of Love, Death and Apocalypse. Popular Music History. 7(2), pp. 233-235. 1740-7133.
  2. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2012) ‘You should try lying more’: the nomadic impermanence of Bill Drummond. Invited Presentation presented to: Research Seminar Programme, University of Brighton in Hastings, 21 March 2012. (Unpublished)

2011

  1. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B., Starr, M., Murray, C. and Round, J. (2011) Editor. Studies in Comics: Alan Moore Themed Issue. 2(1) London: Intellect. 2040-3232.
  2. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2011) You should try lying more: the nomadic impermanence of Bill Drummond. Paper presented to: LitPop: Writing and Popular Music, The University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, 24 June 2011. (Unpublished)

2009

  1. Phillips, L., Jowett, L., Ringrose, C. and Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2009) Guest editor of Special issue: Reassessing the Graphic Novel. Critical Engagements: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. 3(1) London: UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies. 9781445754857. 1754-0984.
  2. Phillips, L., Jowett, L., Ringrose, C. and Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B., (eds.) (2009) Critical Engagements 3.1: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, Reassessing the Graphic Novel: Special issue. London: UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies. 9781445754857.
  3. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2009) Marvel or miracle: (Re)placing the original in Alan Moore's Marvelman. Critical Engagements. 3(1), pp. 51-72. 1754-0984.
  4. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2009) Oedipus wrecks: Nick Cave and the Presley myth. In: Welberry, K. and Dalziell, T. (eds.) Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave. Aldershot: Ashgate. pp. 153-166.
  5. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2009) Stan Hawkins 'The British Pop Dandy' - Review. International Association for the Study of Popular Music website.

2008

  1. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2008) Editor. International Association for the Study of Popular Music Newsletter (IASPM). Liverpool: IASPM UK and Ireland Branch.
  2. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2008) Marvel or miracle: (re)placing the original in Alan Moore’s Marvelman. Paper presented to: Paraliterary Narratives: Reassessing the Graphic Novel, University of Northampton, 6 June 2008. (Unpublished)
  3. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2008) Oedipus wrecks : Cave and the Presley myth. Paper presented to: Nick Cave Conference, University of Westminster, Department of English and Linguistics, 5 July 2008. (Unpublished)
  4. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2008) Performing Class in British Popular Music. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230219496.
  5. Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2008) Poet is priest: Julian Cope and shamanic rock and roll. Paper presented to: International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, Glasgow, 12-14 September 2008. (Unpublished)
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