RIFFS - an Experiment in Writing about Researching, and Publishing on Popular Music


Riffs emerged out of a writing group at Birmingham City University. The group, run by Professor Nick Gebhardt, emerged as a space to critically consider the ways in which we communicate research, and to regard writing as an academic skill to be developed and refined, like any other scholarly skill. Our ideas initially found a home on a private blog, where pieces were posted before each writing group session for members to read. As we wrote, we realised that by writing fiction, poetry, or by creating new forms of writing that grew out of our research, we were able to more clearly communicate our observations and ideas about popular music.

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