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Gender, Metal and the Media: Women Fans and the Gendered Experience of Music

By Rosemary Lucy Hill

@rosemarylhill

Women fans of popular culture are often derided or overlooked – and music is no exception. But academic work about music fans does not tend to think about the ways in which women music fans might experience their musical engagements differently to men – in part because of the derision. In fact, when it comes to rock music, a lot of work about fans does not think very hard about pleasure in music at all; it tends to use a framework of subcultural theory which means that consumer practices like attending concerts and buying records are prioritised. Music itself, and enjoyment of it, gets left out. Continue reading Gender, Metal and the Media: Women Fans and the Gendered Experience of Music

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

ISMMS 2017 Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities Deadline Extended to 31st December!

ISMMS 2017 Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities Deadline Extended to 31st December!

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 ISMMS 2017 Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities Deadline Extended to 31st December!

CfP deadline in less than two weeks for ISMMS 2017: Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities

CfP deadline is in less than two weeks for ISMMS 2017: Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities. See the call below:

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 deadline in less than two weeks for ISMMS 2017: Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities

ISMMS Membership open!

We are delighted to announce that ISMMS official membership is now open! Memberships are yearly and you will get online access to the whole catalogue of Metal Music Studies Journal as well as the hard copy of the journal for the year.
We have two membership options:
– Waged membership for £35/year
– Unwaged/Student membership for £15/year
In order to become a member, please follow the ‘Become a Member’ link on the menu and follow the instructions. The membership fees can be paid via PayPal or bank transfer.
If you have any questions regarding the membership, please contact either Niall W. R. Scott (NWRScott@uclan.ac.uk) or M Selim Yavuz (M.S.Yavuz@leedsbeckett.ac.uk). For technical issues, please contact Selim.
Thank you.
Niall W. R. Scott, ISMMS Chair
M Selim Yavuz, ISMMS Communications Officer

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