ABOUT THE DIRECTOR


The U2 Conference and the U2 Studies Network were created by Dr. Scott Calhoun.

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Scott Calhoun is a staff writer for @U2the leading and critically-respected news and opinion site about U2. He is a professor of English at Cedarville University and was named the 2015 Faculty Scholar of the Year.

The U2 Conference has met three times to date: in 2018, at Queen’s University Belfast with The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, and at the Ulster National Museum, Belfast, UK; in 2013, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio; and in 2009, at North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina.

He edited U2 and the Religious Impulse: Take Me Higher (Bloomsbury, 2018), a collection of new, contributed essays on the religious call-and-response dynamic between U2 and its fans.

He also edited and contributed to two other books of essays, collected from previous U2 Conference meetings:

He welcomes the opportunity to connect with you about U2 and discuss the band’s music, work, and influence, or talk about other mutual interests.

Scott Calhoun maintains
the U2 Studies Bibliography page.

Scott Calhoun is a curator for
 U2: Made in Dublin at The Little Museum of Dublin.

His writings for @U2 include:

Reporting, Reviews and Opinion:

Interviews:

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Scott Calhoun was the series editor for Rowman & Littlefield’s Tempo
books on rock, pop, and culture. The series ran from 2011 to 2019.

His  academic vita is available here.

His Ph.D. is in English, with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, from Bowling Green State University (Ohio).

His research and teaching interests include:

  • U2’s music, work, and influence
  • The imagination, the numinous, mythmaking and enchantment
  • The products of culture, cultural engagement and fandom
  • Rhetorical, literary and narrative theories
  • The literature and thought of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien

He lives in Xenia, Ohio, USA, with his wife and children.

Please reach him through the contact form.

The U2 Conference logo and site design by Beth Nabi.