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Heavy Metal and Popular Culture Conference April 4-7 at Bowling Green State U, Ohio


April 4-7, 2013
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA


Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2013)

Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge (Berg, 2007)

Robert Walser, author of Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music (Wesleyan, 1993)

Also featured at the conference will be a screening of the film Motorhead Matters, three roundtable discussions with Niall W. R. Scott, Steve Waksman, Deena Weinstein, and other international metal scholars to be announced, and a special exhibit, “Beyond the Black: Masks and Facepaint through Genres, History & Cultures.”


The conference is free, but registration is highly recommended. Please contact Jeremy Wallach at jeremyw@bgsu.edu.

Full Agenda

Conference Website

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