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Dr Noel McLaughlin

Senior Lecturer

Department: Arts

My research is mostly concerned with popular music on film and television and issues of aesthetics, performance and meaning. I am particularly interested in rock and popular music culture's relationship to the national. Other areas of research interest include recent film-making in Britain and Ireland, post-colonialism and the cinema and recent American crime series.

Noel McLaughlin

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • How Belfast Got the Blues: A Cultural History of Popular Music in the 1960s , McLaughlin, N., Braniff, J. 4 Dec 2020
  • ‘How Belfast got the blues’: Towards an alternative history, McLaughlin, N., Braniff, J. 27 Dec 2017, In: Popular Music History
  • Another Green World?: Eno, Ireland and U2, McLaughlin, N. 11 Aug 2016, Brian Eno: Oblique Music, London, Bloomsbury
  • Another Green World?: Eno, Ireland and U2, McLaughlin, N. Sep 2014, In: Popular Music History
  • From men to boys: masculinity, politics and the Irish boy band, McLaughlin, N., McLoone, M. 2014, Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture, Basingstoke, Macmillan
  • Post-Punk Industrial Cyber Opera: The Ambivalent and Disruptive Hybridity of Early 1990s' U2, McLaughlin, N. 17 Jun 2014, Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond, Farnham, Ashgate
  • Rock and popular music in Ireland: before and after U2, McLaughlin, N., McLoone, M. 28 Feb 2012
  • Rattling out of control: A comparison of U2 and Joy Division on film, McLaughlin, N. 1 Jan 2011, In: Film, Fashion & Consumption
  • Bono! Do you ever take those wretched sunglasses off?: U2 and the performance of Irishness, McLaughlin, N. 2009, In: Popular Music History
  • Rock, fashion and performativity, McLaughlin, N. Jan 2009, The Men's fashion reader, London, Berg

  • Media Studies PhD October 13 1997
  • Media Studies BA (Hons) June 30 1991


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