Academic Disability Music

Shakin’ All Over, proofs

It is always an exciting and affirming moment for an author when the proofs of the next book arrive. This is the first time you actually see what the book more or less will look like on publication, page by page. In the old days, proofs used to arrive as a thick wedge of sheets, two pages on each, to be marked up for corrections and minor alterations, and then sent to the indexer for her work. Nowadays the proofs come as a PDF attachment to an email, but the excitement remains. This book, AHRC-funded, five years in the research and writing, drawing on a special issue of the journal Popular Music I edited on disability in 2009, appearing in the Corporealities: Discourses of Disability series, and with over thirty images, will be published in a very few months time…

Shakin' All Over proofs