Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal & Politics

“Heavy Fundametalisms: Music, Metal & Politics,” the first ever global conference on metal, will take place in Salzburg, Austria from November 3-5, 2008. One need not be an academic to present. All papers accepted for the conference are eligible for ISBN-numbered electronic publication, with some selected for hardback publication.  The conference is accepting submissions on any of the following themes:

Heavy metal and:

– Origins, Definition and History
– Genres and classification. Classical music/Opera
– Culture – Subculture – Underground – Popular Culture – Fans
– Religion – anti religion – Evil – Satanism
– Politics – Nationalism – the apolitical – Fascism
– Imagery – Iconography – Aesthetics
– Art – Design – Fashion – Performance – Theatre – Sleeve Art
– Gender Issues – Misogyny – Homo sociality – Masculinities – Deviant Sexualities
– Monsters – Madness
– Philosophical themes: Existentialism – Nihilism – Hedonism – Ethics
– Literature – Cinema – Documentaries – Soundtracks – Horror – Gothic – Anime – Cartoons

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