Heavy Metal at the Movies conference issues call for papers

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The Popular Culture Association (PCA) announced the theme for its upcoming meeting on April 1-4, 2015 as “how heavy metal culture relates to cinema.” The PCA issued a call for papers on this topic so that aspiring heavy metal studies scholars can submit writings in advance of the conference.

Held in New Orleans, the conference will allow participants a chance to present papers and network with others in the fields of heavy metal studies and popular culture studies. The PCA accepts a broad range of topics: “Papers on individual films, metal (sub)genres or individual bands are all welcome, as are more theoretical musings on the interrelationship between cinema and metal.” It gives the following sample topic areas:

  • how heavy metal is (ab)used in feature films
  • how documentary films create, expand, and discuss a sense of group identity
  • how cinematic traditions are used in heavy metal culture.

If interested in submitting a paper, please send a 300-word abstract by October 15, 2014 to Gerd.Bayer@fau.de. The official call for papers notice can be found here.

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4 thoughts on “Heavy Metal at the Movies conference issues call for papers”

  1. steve says:

    my fav. metal parts in movies are ramstein in lost highway , the whole rivers edge soundtrack w . cripspin glover rockin out to slayer , and acdc maximum overdrive soundtrack . anyone else have favs?

    1. Everyone should watch Maximum Overdrive once in their lifetime. “It’s a moron movie.” — Steven King

    2. Tralf says:

      Gummo was a shit film but I suppose the parts with ambient Burzum had an interesting contrast with the images on screen.

      This is the End was a shit film but I suppose the part with Black Sabbath – War Pigs had a good synergy with the action on screen.

      Last Action Hero was a shit film but I suppose the part with Megadeth … wait no, that movie just sucked.

      1. ?$$$$$$? says:

        Armored Saint was in Hellraiser 3. Shitty movie, shittier band.

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