Baby, We Were Born to Tweet:
Bruce Springsteen Fans & Twitter

Bill Wolff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Saint Joseph's University
Native Jersey Boy & Springsteen Fan: 12 Concerts and Counting. . . .

Project Documents

This page contains links to documents relating to the project, including but not limited to: IRB documents, presentations, and publications. They will be added shortly.

IRB Documents

Complete IRB Proposal [2014-004] for Baby, We Were Born to Tweet: Bruce Springsteen Fans and Twitter (pdf, 1.9mb), submitted July 10, 2013

Email from Harriet Hartman requesting minor revisions to IRB app 2014-004, dated July 30, 2013 (pdf, 92kb)

Email from Harriet Hartman stating IRB approval for IRB app 2014-004, dated July 30, 2013 (pdf, 78kb)

Related Publications and In-progress Work

Wolff, W.I. (in progress). Writing on the Edge of the World: Springsteen, Writing, and the Promise of Fan Studies.

Wolff, W.I., Ed. (forthcoming, 2017). Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music: Essays on Rhetoric, Memorial, and Contemporary Culture. Routledge Studies in Popular Music series.

Wolff, W.I. (2015). Springsteen Fans, #bruceleeds, and the Tweeting of Locality. Transformative Works and Cultures. 19. http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/589/478

Wolff, W.I. (2015). Baby, We Were Born to Tweet: Springsteen Fans, the Writing Practices of In Situ Tweeting, and the Research Possibilities for Twitter. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 19(3). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/19.3/topoi/wolff/index.html

Wolff, W.I. (2014). Springsteen, Tradition, and the Purpose of the Artist. BOSS: The Bi-annual Online Journal of Springsteen Studies. 1(1). pp. 36 - 73.

Related Presentations

Wolff, B. (2015, May). “In the Quick of the Night”: Fanzines, Analog Technologies, and the Processes of Writing from the Margins. Computers and Writing Conference. Stout, WI.

Wolff, B. (2014, June). Writing on the Edge of the World: Springsteen Fans and the Writing Practices of In Situ Concert Tweeting. Computers and Writing Conference. Pullman, WA.

Wolff, B. (2013, November). Born in the E.U., I was Born in the E.U.!: Bruce Springsteen, European Fan Tweets, and the Importance of Locality. European Fandom and Fan Studies Conference, University of Amsterdam.

Wolff, B. (2013, May). Baby, We were Born to Tweet: #Springsteen, Concert Tweets, and an Emergent Transmediated Composing Community. Computers and Writing Conference. Frostburg, MD.

Wolff, B. (2012, September). “@AshleyLaur: OMG I GOT AMAZING SEATS!!!! FREAKING OUT!!!!!!!! Bruce Springsteen, here we come!!!!”: #Springsteen, Concert Tweets, and the Evolution of Fandom Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium. Monmouth, NJ.

Wolff, B. (2012, September). In Defense of Influence: Springsteen’s 2012 SXSW Keynote and the Literary Tradition of Poetic Creativity. Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium. Monmouth, NJ.

Wolff, B. (2009, September). On Queens and Candy Aisles: Desire, Decaying Society, and the Literary Tradition of “Queen of the Supermarket.” Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium. Monmouth, NJ.