Category Archives: Conferences/Events

CfP: Metal and the Middle-Ages

Call for chapter contributions to Metal Music and the Middle-Ages

As part of the Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture book series, we are calling for chapter contributions for a collected edition on metal music and the middle-ages. This collection examines the ways in which metal music utilises images, texts, historical figures, music, and ideologies from the medieval period. We aim not only to examine the range of ways in which the middle-ages are referenced in metal music, but also to open up a discourse around the forms and reasons for the enduring fascination with this period within the genre.

We welcome proposals for chapter-length contributions on the topic including musical, textual, and media-based case studies; theoretical and methodological contributions; and in particular, international contributions on the use of European and non-European medieval cultural good outside Europe.

Please send a short English-language abstract (300-400 words, in Word or Open Office format, clearly marked with author’s name and affiliation) detailing your contribution to editors Ruth Barratt-Peacock ruth.barratt-peacock@uni-jena.de and Ross Hagen ross.hagen@uvu.edu by the 15th of April 2017.

New book series in Metal Music and Culture

Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture Series editors – Rosemary Hill and Keith Kahn-Harris

We are delighted to announce the first scholarly book series on heavy metal: Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture publishes monographs, edited collections and research books about metal and its associated subgenres within the humanities and social sciences. Continue reading New book series in Metal Music and Culture

Modern Heavy Metal Conference, Aalto University – 28 June-2 July 2017

The third iteration of Modern Heavy Metal Conference’s dates are set. Tentative dates are June 28 – July 2 (Conf 28-30, Tuska 30-2). Early information and CFP will be coming up very soon.

Motivated by the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, the event will embrace the special theme of “Music and National Identities”. MHMC2017 is part of the Centenary of Finland’s Independence programme. However, we are, of course, open to a Continue reading Modern Heavy Metal Conference, Aalto University – 28 June-2 July 2017

Voicing the Real in Extreme Metal: Horror, Gender and the Growl, 24 November 2016

http://soundmusicresearch.org/Poster_RO_241116.pdf

Rosemary Overell, Rosemary Overell completed a doctorate, majoring in cultural studies and Japanese studies, at the University of Melbourne in 2012. Her thesis, Brutal: Affect Belonging In, and Between, Australia and Japan’s Grindcore Scenes, explored how fans of grindcore metal music feel ‘at home’ in scenic spaces. Rosemary’s research included two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Osaka, Japan, as well as in Melbourne, Australia. In 2014, Continue reading Voicing the Real in Extreme Metal: Horror, Gender and the Growl, 24 November 2016

Extremely Negative, Extremely Threatening? Western Youth Cultures in The German Democratic Republic (DDR) in the 1980’s, 17 November 2016

http://soundmusicresearch.org/Poster_WGZ_171116.pdf

Wolf-Georg Zaddach is a scholarship-holder at the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) as well as research assistant and lecturer at the department of Musicology, University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar/Germany. Recent publications and talks have dealt with heavy metal as culture and music, jazz history and theory, as well as the music industry. Continue reading Extremely Negative, Extremely Threatening? Western Youth Cultures in The German Democratic Republic (DDR) in the 1980’s, 17 November 2016

Subversive Medievalism in Subway to Sally’s Anti-War, Anti-Christian Repertoire, 3 November 2016

http://soundmusicresearch.org/Poster_RP_031116.pdf

Ruth Barratt-Peacock is a researcher at the graduate collage Modell Romantik: Variation – Reichweiter – Aktualität at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. She is currently writing her PhD Concrete Horizons: Romantic Irony in the Poetry of David Malouf and Samuel Continue reading Subversive Medievalism in Subway to Sally’s Anti-War, Anti-Christian Repertoire, 3 November 2016

CfP: ISMMS 2017 – Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities – University of Victoria, 9-11 June, Deadline: 15 December 2016

Here are the complete details for the upcoming ISMMS 2017 Conference “Boundaries and Ties” at the University of Victoria. Enjoy and submit!

Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities

The Biennial International Society for Metal Music Studies Conference at the University of Victoria (Previously held at Bowling Green in 2013, and Helsinki in 2015)
June 9-11, 2017

Metal Studies at the University of Victoria and ISMMS are pleased to announce the following Call for Papers: Continue reading CfP: ISMMS 2017 – Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities – University of Victoria, 9-11 June, Deadline: 15 December 2016

Streets of Gold: Powerviolence and Existentialism, 10 November 2016

http://soundmusicresearch.org/Poster_DTJ_101116.pdf

Duncan Therkildsen Jones graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music Studies (Honours) in Flute Performance. He is currently undertaking ethnomusicological research of the Sydney Trad. Metal scene with his Speed Metal band, Fenrir with whom he has published the album Loki’s Slaughter and is investigating the manner in which individual metalheads interpret Heavy Metal Continue reading Streets of Gold: Powerviolence and Existentialism, 10 November 2016