KISMIF Conference 2020

Catherine Strong

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Catherine Strong has a PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University. Her thesis looked at grunge music and collective memory, and has since been published as Grunge: Music and Memory with Ashgate (2011). Her research deals with various aspects of memory, nostalgia and gender in rock music, popular culture and the media.  Recently, she co-edited the book Death and the Rock Star (Ashgate, 2015) and has publishing articles in The Journal of Popular Culture and Perfect Beat, and a number of book chapters. Catherine Strong lectures in the Music Industry program at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently Chair of the Australia-New Zealand branch of IASPM.


Research interests
Memory, nostalgia, gender, rock music, popular culture, media.


STRONG, Catherine; LEBRUN, Barbara (eds.) (2015) – Death and the Rock Star. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4724-3091-5.
STRONG, Catherine (2015) – “Shaping the past of popular music: memory, forgetting and documenting”. In BENNETT, Andy; WAKSMAN (eds.) – The Sage Handbook of Popular Music. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications. pp. 418-434.
STRONG, Catherine (2014) – “All the girls in town: The missing women of Australian rock, cultural memory and coverage of the death of Chrissy Amphlett“. Perfect Beat. 15(2), pp. 149 – 166.
STRONG, Catherine; GREIG, Alastair (2014). “‘But we remember when we were young’: Joy Division and new orders of nostalgia“. Volume! The French Journal of Popular Music. 11 (1), pp. 192 – 205.
STRONG, Catherine (2011) – Grunge: Music and Memory. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-2376-8.


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