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Joy Division in Space: The Aesthetics of Estrangement


Heart and Soul is available at Rowman & Littlefield. Published October 2018.


This chapter examines the lyrics of Ian Curtis, Peter Saville's sleeve designs, and Martin Hannett's studio production, in the context of Joy Division's music. At first appearing disparate, these elements together emphasise containment, frames, distance, and absence. They provide spaces, both literal and figurative, in which music and listener can meet.

"Based on up-to-date original research, Heart And Soul brings together established and newly emerging scholars who provide detailed examinations the many layers of this multi-faceted and influential band and their singer, the late Ian Curtis, in particular. Given Joy Division's complexities, the book draws upon a wide range of academic disciplines and approaches in order to make sense of this influential band." — Rowman & Littlefield