Popular Media Studies

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

Burns, L. & Lafrance, M. (2017). “Finding Love in Hopeless Places: Complex Relationality and Impossible Heterosexuality in the Music Videos of Pink and Rihanna. Music Theory Online, 23(2).

 

Lafrance, M., Scheibling, C., Burns, L., & Durr, J. (2017). “Race, Gender and the Billboard Charts from 1997 to 2007.” Popular Music and Society, 42(2), 1-17.

 

Burns, L., Woods, A., & Lafrance, M. (2015). “The Genealogy of a Song: Lady Gaga’s Intertexts on The Fame Monster (2009).” Twentieth-Century Music, 12(1), 3-35.

 

Lafrance, M., Worcester, L., & Burns, L. (2011). “Gender and the Top 40 Billboard Charts Between 1997 and 2007.” Popular Music and Society, 33(2), 557-570.

 

Burns, L., Lafrance, M., & Hawley, L. (2008). “Embodied Subjectivities in the Lyrical and Musical Expression of PJ Harvey and Björk.” Music Theory Online, 14(4).

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Lafrance, M. (2019). “Going Too Far: Representations of Intimate Parter Violence in Pink's ‘Please Don't Leave Me.’” In L. Burns & S. Hawkins (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook to Popular Music Video Analysis. London: Bloomsbury.

 

Lafrance, M., & Burns, L. (2018). “The Dark Side of Camp: Violence Against Men in Christina Aguilera’s ‘Your Body’.” In C. Moore and P. Purvis (Eds.), Making Sense of Popular Music and Camp (pp.220-240). Wesleyan University Press.

 

Lafrance, M., Burns, L., & Woods, A. (2017). “Doing Hip-Hop Masculinity Differently: Exploring Kanye West’s ‘808s and Heartbreak’ Through Word, Sound and Image.” In S. Hawkins (Ed.), The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender (pp.285-300). London: Routledge Press.

 

Burns, L., & Lafrance, M. (2017). “Gender, Sexuality and the Politics of Looking in Beyoncé’s ‘Video Phone.’” In S. Hawkins (Ed.), The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender (pp.102-117). London: Routledge Press.

 

Burns, L., Woods, A., & Lafrance, M. (2016). “Sampling and Storytelling: Kanye West’s Vocal and Sonic Narratives.” In K. Williams & J. Williams (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter (pp. 159-165). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Burns, L., & Lafrance, M. (2013). “Celebrity, Spectacle and Surveillance: Understanding Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’ and ‘Telephone’ Through Music, Image and Movement.” In M. Iddon and M. Marshall (Eds.), Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion and Culture (pp. 117-147). London: Routledge.

 

Burns, L., Dubuc, T., & Lafrance, M. (2010). “Cotextuality in Music Video: Covering and Sampling in the Cover Art Video of ‘Umbrella’.” In N. Biamonte (Ed.), Pop Culture Tools in the Music Classroom. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

 

Lafrance, M. (2004). “Cultures of Injury: Courtney Love, Violence Against Women and Popular Music Culture.” In A. Tomasino (Ed.), The Music and Culture Reader (pp. 91-99). New York: Longman Press.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

 

Lafrance, M., & Burns, L. (2016, March). “Embattled Enquiries: Studying Violence Against Men in Popular Culture.” American Men’s Studies Association, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA).

 

Lafrance, M., Durr, J., & Burns, L. (2013, October). “Race, Gender and the Billboard Top 40 Charts between 1997-2007.” North Eastern Popular Culture Association, St. Michael’s College, Vermont (USA).

 

Lafrance, M. & Burns, L. (2013, May). “Celebrity Culture and its Discontents: A Video Analysis of Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’ and ‘Telephone’.” Canadian Popular Culture Association, Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada).

 

Gaspar, M., & Lafrance, M. (2013, May). “Managing Subjective Crisis in Popular Music Culture: Britney Spears’s Circus and the Return of the American Dream.” Canadian Popular Culture Association, Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada).

 

Lafrance, M. & Burns, L. (2011, September). “Gender, Sexuality and Technology in Beyoncé’s ‘Videophone’ (Featuring Lady Gaga).” Feminist Theory and Music, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona (USA).

 

Burns, L., & Lafrance, M. (2011, May). “Dynamic Subjectivities and New Media Technologies in Beyoncé’s ‘Videophone:’ Material Elements of Sound, Text and Image.” Material Cultures, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada).

 

Lafrance, M., & Burns, L. (2011, February). “‘If You Want Me, You Can Have Me, On Your Videophone:’ Gender, Sexuality and the Politics of Looking on Beyoncé’s ‘Videophone’.” The Ghost in the Machine: Technologies, Performance, Publics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (Canada).

 

Lafrance, M., Woods, A., & Burns, L. (2010, March). “‘I Got Homies but in the End I’m Still So Lonely’: Men and Masculinity on Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak.” Popular Culture Association, St. Louis, Missouri (USA).

 

Lafrance, M., Worcester, L., & Burns, L. (2008, November). “Fame, Fortune and Femininity: Situating Women on the Top 40 Billboard Charts between 1997-2007.” Mid-West Modern Languages Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA).

 

Lafrance, M., & Burns, L. (2008, March). “Pornifying the Postmillennium? Examining Recent Trends in Popular Music Made by Women.” Popular Culture Association, San Francisco, California (USA).

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

Lafrance, M. (2018, December). “Representations of Violence Against Men in Popular Music Videos: An Intersectional Analysis of Word, Sound and Image.” Media and Communications Seminar Series, Örebro University, Örebro (Sweden)

 

Lafrance, M. (2018, December). “Going Too Far? Representations of Intimate Partner Violence in Pink’s ‘Please Don’t Leave Me’.” Critical Feminist Studies Seminar, Örebro University, Örebro (Sweden).

 

Lafrance, M. (2018, October). “‘No Men Were Harmed in the Making of this Video’: Representations of Violence Against Men in Popular Music Videos.” Critical Feminist Seminar, Örebro University, Örebro (Sweden).

 

Lafrance, M. (2016, June). “Understanding Violence Against Men in Music Videos Made by Women.” Action Figures: Political Plots and Promises, Cultural Hopes and Horrors Across the American Century. Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford (England).

 

Lafrance, M. (2015, May). “The Dark Side of Camp: Making Sense of Violence Against Men in Christina Aguilera’s ‘Your Body’.” Critical Sexology Seminar, University of Warwick, Coventry (England).

 

Lafrance, M. (2014, December). “Analysing Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Popular Music Videos.” Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford (England).

 

Lafrance, M. (2014, November). “A Critical Approach to Violence Against Men in Popular Music Videos Made by Women.” Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford (England).

 

Lafrance, M. (2011, October). “Doing Masculinity Differently: Kanye West and the Politics of Masculinity in Contemporary Hip Hop Culture.” Excellence in Research Faculty Showcase, Concordia University Alumni Association, Montreal, Quebec (Canada).

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