Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Boss and the Bible?

A Marxist Perspective on 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' and The Boss and the Bible are among the academic papers to be presented when a New Jersey university hosts an academic symposium devoted entirely to US rock singer Bruce Springsteen.

I confess. I'm a Springsteen fan. But this is a bit much.

Papers will be presented by a Lutheran minister, a Roman Catholic theologian, Wall Street analyst and the principal of a private school in Washington.

Sounds like a joke...a minister, a Catholic, an analyst and a principal walk into a bar...ah well, never mind.

But why are they doing this? Why are they holding an international academic conference on Bruce Springsteen?

"He was always shooting for something higher - some broader socio-cultural theme," Kenneth Womack, one of the organisers and an Associate Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, said.

Oh. Okay. (?)

Cute typo:

"I hope its not too 'fan-ish'," Ass Prof Womack said.