Wednesday, 19 August 2009

metal events for the scholarly-inclined

For world travelling metal fans and scholars, this fall could be a busy time, with events taking place in Germany, Austria, and the US. None of this is in my budget or schedule, but perhaps some of you other folks have the money, interest and time.

The international congress "Heavy Metal and Gender" will take place at
the University of Music Cologne, 8 to 10 October 2009, with 'celeb' guests Robert Walser, Deena Weinstein, Doro Pesch, Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy), Sabina Classen joining a slew of academic presenters.

A month later, things move south a bit with Heavy Fundamentalisms: Music, Metal and Politics (part 2) in Salzburg, Austria, 10 to 12 November 2009.

And to put you in the Christmas spirit... Hideous Gnosis †: Black Metal Theory Symposium (Metal. Theory. Mutual Blackening.) December 12, 2009 in Brooklyn, NY. Expect papers, art, and ideas.

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