Re-imagining Richey: celebrity disappearance, Manic Street Preacher fandom and Ben Meyer's 'Richard'

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Abstract

In 1995 the Manic Street Preachers played their last show as a four piece before their “minister for propaganda” Richey Edwards disappeared on the advent of a US tour. Although his body was never found, his car was discovered at the Seven bridge so it was assumed Edwards had committed suicide. Fifteen years later, in a novelization called Richard, music journalist Ben Myers wrote a fictionalized first-person account of Richey’s life story in order to explore the troubled guitarist’s mysterious last days. This paper uses academic research on fandom and a revision of the tool of psychological autopsies to contextualize a range of responses to the publication of Richard.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossroads
Place of PublicationSorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris
PublisherAssociation of Cultural Studies
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2012
EventCrossroads - Sorbonne Nouvelle University, 2-6 July 2012
Duration: 3 Jul 2012 → …

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ConferenceCrossroads
Period3/07/12 → …

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