Above Across and Beyond
A collection of essays from the 2013 U2 conference, U2 Trans-, has just been published. If you look here to purchase from the publisher, you can get a discount. I heard two of the chapters in their live presentation form, "Transgressive Theology: The Sacred and the Profane at U2’s PopMart" and "Transmitting Memories: U2’s Rituals for Creating Communal History," and I can recommend both of them. The title of the collection is U2 Above, Across, And Beyond: Interdisciplinary Assessments; it's the first book in a new series on rock and pop music from Lexington Books. The series, called For The Record, is co-edited by Scott Calhoun and Christopher Endrinal, who will be familiar to readers of @U2.