The Heavy Metal and Popular Culture Conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • 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 Motörhead 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.”

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