Senior Lecturer in Literature and Popular Culture at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Dr Richard Mills has been appointed to the editorial board of a new academic journal, The Journal of Beatles Studies, published by Liverpool University Press.
It is the first journal to recognise the Beatles as an object of academic research and will feature original essays, notes, and book and media reviews. The journal will examine the influence of the Beatles on cultural values, the economy, and consumerism. While also using the Beatles as a point of access to explore broader historical, social, and cultural issues.
Richard will be working alongside Dr Holly Tessler, Programme Leader of The Beatles, Music Industry and Heritage MA at the University of Liverpool, Professor Paul Long, Monash University, and Christine Feldman-Barrett, Griffith University, and author of A Women’s History of the Beatles.
Speaking of his appointment, Richard Mills said, “I’m thrilled to be involved in this project. A journal dedicated solely to the Beatles is long overdue – Beatles studies is a growth area; it is very exciting! Academics and Beatles fans alike can look forward to excellent research coming out of Liverpool University Press”.
The journal will be published three times a year, with the first issue being available in September 2022. Find out more on the Liverpool University Press website.