Journey through Darkness in Springsteen’s Work and in Psychology

Lorraine Mangione and Donna Luff have had an article about Bruce Springsteen’s women fans accepted in a multi-disciplinary journal, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. The journal will have a special section in honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of Springsteen’s album, Darkness on the Edge of Town, an anniversary that was commemorated with a conference at Monmouth University in, of course, New Jersey, right near Asbury Park, last April.  This research based article is entitled “Women Fans’ Journeys through Darkness” and is steeped in psychology and psychotherapy concepts.  The research in the article comes from a large database of survey responses from women fans undertaken by Lorraine and Donna, with the extraordinary help of Kate Evarts as a Research Assistant, a few years ago.