Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory (Book)

Kate Bush as you have never seen her before. Through in-depth readings of the often critically neglected works of Bush’s career - The Kick Inside, Lionheart, The Dreaming, The Red Shoes and her film The Line, the Cross and the Curve - Withers guides the reader through the complexity of Bush’s art and how it transformed popular culture.

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Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory presents Kate Bush as you have never seen her before. Encounter the polymorphously perverse Kate, the witchy Kate, the queer Kate; the Kate who moves beyond the mime.

Through in-depth readings of the often critically neglected works of Bush’s career (The Kick Inside, Lionheart, The Dreaming, The Red Shoes and her film The Line, the Cross and the Curve), Withers guides the reader through the complexity of Bush’s art and how it transformed popular culture. 

Not just another book about Kate Bush.

Reviews 

An in-depth labour of love from a genuine Bush fanatic

Mark Radcliffe

I have never in my life laughed out loud while reading cultural theory. Until now! Deborah Withers has created a text that is a dream come true for gender studies, musicology and fandom. This is just what we hoped for, a weaving of theory, historical data, imagination and activism tied with astute observation and wry wit. This intense semi-biographical read through the oeuvre of Kate Bush is something to be proud of. Cultural Studies has met its match in a readable stretch of the boundaries of theory and genres.

Allyson Mitchell, artist and scholar

Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory: Introduction

The Kick Inside: The Beginning of the Journey

Lionheart and the Queer Life of the BFS

Never for Ever: the continuity and change of the BFS 

The Dreaming, the Breakdown and Becomings of the BFS

The Red Shoes and the death of the BFS

The rebirth of the 

Notes 

Glossary 

Bibliography

An in-depth labour of love from a genuine Bush fanatic

Mark Radcliffe.

I have never in my life laughed out loud while reading cultural theory. Until now! Deborah Withers has created a text that is a dream come true for gender studies, musicology and fandom. This is just what we hoped for, a weaving of theory, historical data, imagination and activism tied with astute observation and wry wit. This intense semi-biographical read through the oeuvre of Kate Bush is something to be proud of. Cultural Studies has met its match in a readable stretch of the boundaries of theory and genres.

Allyson Mitchell, artist and scholar
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