Conference Programme, Abstracts and Papers

4th Global Conference

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Heavy Metal Generations

Wednesday 9th May – Friday 11th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic


The programme for the conference is available below. Delegates are listed according to the session in which they appear. Clicking on the Session Title will take you to the abstracts (where available) for that session. Each delegate is listed according to their affiliation.

Final Conference Programme

Wednesday 9th May 2012
From 12.30
Conference Registration

13.30
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Niall Scott

14.00
Session 1:  Forward! A Barrage of Progress…

Chair: Rosemary Lucy Hill

Paper Title: The Speeding Bullet, the Smoking Gun: Tracing Metal Trajectories, from Sabbath to Satyricon….and Beyond
Andy Brown

Nu-Metal and the Politics of Postmodernity
Sónia Isabel de Meneses Pereira

15.30
Coffee

16.00
Session 2: Divisions and Diversions

Chair: Mark Deeks

Belfast City Blues: Northern Ireland, The Troubles and Mama’s Boys / Celtus
Michael J K Walsh

Black Metal: Stone Vengeance and the Racial Politics of Heavy Metal
Kevin Fellezs

17.30
Notices and Announcements

17.40
Wine Reception

 

Thursday 10th May 2012
09.00
Session 3: Global Progress

Chair: Susanna Larsson

Heavy Conditions. Power Metal in Madagascar
Markus Verne

“Where Hath the Apostles Gone?”: Glocalising Heavy Metal – A Case Study of Pakistan
Hassan Asif

10.30
Coffee

11.00
Session 4: Head Bang Up- to- Date

Chair: Karl Spracklen

Crafting Cultural Narratives: Explorations of the Nightwish Imaginaerum Concept from Script to Play
Toni-Matti Karjalainen

Metal Outside it’s Traditional “Home”
Igor Gafarov

12.30
Lunch

14.00
Session 5: The Vikings are Coming (Again)

Chair: Kevin Fellez

Viking Heritage: The Creation of a Personal and National Identity through History and Metal
Ashley Walsh

Nordic Heavy Metal as a Representation of Place
Mark Deeks

15.30
Coffee

16.00
Session 6: Workshop: Heavy Metal Funeral Rites: Age, Death and Progress

Chair: Niall Scott

 

Friday 11th May 2012
09:00
Session 7: Too Old to Die Young, Too Young to Cry Wolf
Chair: Hassan Asif

Too Old to Raise the Horns? Getting Older on the Metal Scene and the Politics of Intentionality: A Case Study of Second Generation Norwegian BM Bands
Karl Spracklen

Wolves in The Throne Room: Time, Autochthony and Transcendence in Contemporary (Post)-Black Metal
Amelia-Roisin Seifert

10:30
Coffee

11.00
Session 8: Only the Youth Can Rebel, No?

Chair: Sónia Isabel de Meneses Pereira

“Like a Trojan Horse Among the Average Joes”: Acknowledging, Upholding and Reproducing Alienation and Rebelliousness Within Heavy Metal Culture
Susanna Larsson

Short Film Presentation:  Metal T-shirts
Amelia Rosin Seifert

12.30
Lunch

14.00
Session 9: Sources of Pleasure
Chair: Andy Brown

Pleasure in Metal: What Women Fans Like About Hard Rock and Metal Music
Rosemary Lucy Hill

Thumb-Bangers: Exploring the Natural Bond Between Video Games and Heavy Metal
Louis-Martin Guay

15.30
Coffee

16.00
Development meeting and closing remarks

17.00
Conference Ends