dr. (Simone) S.M.R. Driessen

dr. (Simone) S.M.R. Driessen

Lecturer Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
M 8-17
Telephone
+31 10 4088896
Email
driessen@eshcc.eur.nl

Latest academic publication

S.M.R. Driessen (2018). “I’ll never break your heart” – The perpetual fandom of the Backstreet Boys. In R. Williams (Ed.), Everybody Hurts: Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fan Cultures. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press

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Simone Driessen (1987) is a lecturer in the Media and Communication Department of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

As a lecturer she is involved in several courses in the IBCoM-bachelor programme (i.e. International & Global Communication, Communication as a Social Force, and Media Entertainment & Popular Culture). She also supervises theses for the Master Media Studies.

In June 2017, Simone obtained her PhD from the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC). Her PhD-project focused on the affordances of mainstream popular music in the everyday life of ageing audiences. In several empirical cases, she studied how a particular generation explains and legitimises the consumption and appreciation of music from its recent past in different contexts, such as commercially based reunion events (e.g. of Dutch pop act Doe Maar) or the long-term fandom of boy bands (like the Backstreet Boys).

Before joining Erasmus University Rotterdam, Simone studied Journalism at the Fontys University of Applied Science. After her bachelor, she enrolled in the pre-master and master Media and Journalism at Erasmus University, which she completed in 2011.

      • A.J.C. van der Hoeven, M.S.S.E. Janssen & S.M.R. Driessen (2017). Articulations of identity and distinction: The meanings of language in Dutch popular music. In A. Bennett & M.S.S.E. Janssen (Eds.), Popular music, cultural memory, and heritage (pp. 42-57). Abingdon: Routledge
        • S.M.R. Driessen (2017, juni 25). Exploring ageing fans’ continued engagement with the recurring reunions of Doe Maar. Huddersfield, United Kingdom, Fan Studies Network Conference.
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2015). Back to the Future: Popular Music and Time. IASPM, 18th Biannual Conference: Campinas, Brazil (2015, juni 29 - 2015, juli 3).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2015). Reliving pop music memories at The Big Reunion concert. Etmaal voor de Communicatiewetenschap: Antwerpen, Belgium (2015, februari 2 - 2015, februari 3).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2015). Main Organizer European Fan Cultures Conference. European Fan Cultures Conference: Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2015, november 12 - 2015, november 13).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2014). Insights in the longterm fandom of the Backstreet Boys. IASPM Benelux: Erasmus University Rotterdam (2014, november 6).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2014). Paper presentation: 'As long as you love me' - Insights in the longterm Dutch Backstreet Boys fandom. Fan Studies Network: London, United Kingdom (2014, september 27).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2013). Popular music and aging minds. Fan Studies Network Symposium: University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (2013, november 30).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2013). Tunes of Identity. European Fandom & Fan Studies Conference: 'Localization and Translation': Amsterdam (2013, november 9).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2013). Back to the ‘90s & '00s: reliving the past through popular music. ESA 11th international European Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change: Turin, Italy (2013, augustus 31).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2013). Tunes of Identity: How localities can be remembered through music-narratives of the audience. POPiD conference: Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2013, januari 30 - 2013, februari 1).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2013). Tunes of Identity: Audience memories of local music. Etmaal voor de Communicatiewetenschap: Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2013, februari 7 - 2013, februari 8).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2012). The Discourse of regional popular music (re)considered. ESA Conference: Communication, Culture and Creativity: Berlin, Germany (2012, september 5 - 2012, september 7).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2012). Het is een kwestie van geduld: publiek en het vertoog van regionale populaire muziek. Dag van de Sociologie: Utrecht, the Netherlands (2012, mei 25 - 2012, mei 25).
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2014). DAME: Dean’s Award for Multidisciplinary Excellence. Dean's Master Class: Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2014, juni 13). Overig.
      • S.M.R. Driessen (Interview) (2017, jun 27). Langs de Lijn en Omstreken. [radio-uitzending]. In Radio 1. Radio 1. https://www.nporadio1.nl/achtergrond/4740-er-is-troost-en-zin-voor-de-fans-van-boyzone-en-take-that
      • S.M.R. Driessen (Interview) (2017, sep 19). Studio Erasmus. [webcast]. In Studio Erasmus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAOsfcMiYSs
      • S.M.R. Driessen (Interview) (2015, aug 25). BNR Ochtendspits. [radio-uitzending]. In BNR Ochtendspits. BNR Nieuwsradio. http://www.bnr.nl/?player=archief&fragment=20150722064100180
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2017, juni 29). The Affordances of Repackaged Popular Music from the Past. EUR (231 pag.) Prom./coprom.: prof.dr. M.S.S.E. Janssen & dr. J.M. Engelbert.
      • S.M.R. Driessen (2017, juni 29). The Affordances of Repackaged Popular Music from the Past. EUR (231 pag.) Prom./coprom.: prof.dr. M.S.S.E. Janssen & dr. J.M. Engelbert.
  • Lecturer

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4088896

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    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4088896

    Administrative and Support Staff

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Law
    Department
    Academic Services
    Country
    Nederland
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    +31 10 4088896
  • International and Global Communication

    Title
    International and Global Communication
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    Media Entertainment and Popular Culture

    Title
    Media Entertainment and Popular Culture
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), BA-3 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    Media Entertainment and Popular Culture

    Title
    Media Entertainment and Popular Culture
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), BA-3 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    International and Global Communication

    Title
    International and Global Communication
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

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Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

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Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam