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The Home of Metal: Heavy Metal and Place

Posted: June 19th, 2011 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

1 – 4 September 2011.
University of Wolverhampton and Light House, Wolverhampton

The conference is part of the Home of Metal project, which celebrates Birmingham and the Black Country as the birthplace of Heavy Metal. A series of exhibitions, live events, and film screenings will also take place across the region all exploring various themes of Heavy Metal. Please visit homeofmetalconference.com for further information and to book a place. All delegates must book in advance.

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Popular Music and Society

Posted: June 13th, 2011 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Guest editor: Mark Duffett

Popular Music and Society invites article proposals for a new special issue. Fandom is both a personal expression of emotional conviction and a complex, changing, multi-faceted social phenomenon that now encompasses both online and offline activity. The study of fandom is a scholarly niche that exists at the intersection of a wide range of interests and connections. It can be contextualized by wider media research (theory by scholars such as Henry Jenkins and Matt Hills; reception analysis; celebrity studies; ethnography; subcultural theory) and by direct research into popular music culture (ethnomusicology; research on listening; live music audiences; studies of music in everyday life).

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IASPM postgrad conference programme and registration form

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 | Filed under: IASPM Conferences, News | No Comments »

Here are two documents for download that will prove useful for those intending to take part in the IASPM postgrad conference June 9-10, 2011:

IASPM postgrad conference registration form

IASPM postgrad conference programme