Purple Reign.

0666-twitter-banner-postI am so pleased to finally share news on The University of Salford’s forthcoming Prince conference, this idea has been bubbling away for a while now and I am thrilled that we are only two months away from its realistion.

Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince is a three day international academic conference hosted by the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

The conference, taking place between 24th-26th May 2017, will provide fresh perspectives on the creative and commercial dimensions of Prince’s career, re-examining the meanings of his work in the context of his unexpected death.

Purple Reign presents a timely consideration of the cultural impact, iconic status of Prince and his global legacies across many media platforms. It will examine all aspects of his creative output and the ways in which it intersects with video, performance, literature, theatre, film, digital culture, design and fashion.

We will address the issue of Prince’s significant influence and lasting appeal from a number of multi-disciplinary perspectives. We have welcomed scholars form across the globe, covering study fields of popular music and sound, gender and culture, television, film and celebrity studies, visual arts, performance studies, and digital media.

Our keynote address will be delivered by Dez Dickerson, Prince’s guitarist from The Revolution, and Professor Sarah Niblock, co-author of Prince: the Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon.

We have an amazing array of speakers from all over the world, covering a vast range of topics.

HOME will also mark the event by screening the 1986 musical drama Under the Cherry Moon, which Prince directed and starred in, alongside Kristin Scott Thomas and Steven Berkoff.

To close the conference, students from the University’s Music programmes will perform music in homage to Prince to delegates, while art and design students will create branding and exhibit their art for the event.

Click here to book your attendance now.Prince conference registration

For enquiries please contact me on 0161 295 6060, or email purplereignconference@gmail.com.

This conference has been organised in partnership with http://www.mtsu.edu