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Saturday, March 24 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Metal Mimesis

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Jeremy Wallach, “Pluralism vs. Islamic Fundamentalism in Jakarta’s Extreme Metal Scene”

Aliza Shvarts, “Mimesis, Metal, and the Politics of Doom”

J.D. Considine, “Tokyo Style Wars: Death Metal, Shibuya-kei and Social Status in Detroit Metal City

Moderator: Mark Spicer


J.D. Considine

J.D. Considine is a critic, musician and recovering otaku. He is jazz critic at The Globe and Mail, and writes for Revolver, Bass Player and Downbeat.   Abstract: | | "Tokyo Style Wars: Death metal, Shibuya-kei and Social Status in Detroit Metal City" Kiminori Wakasugi’s manga Detroit Rock City is in many ways a standard fish-out-of-water story. Soichi Negishi, a hapless naif from rural Japan, moves to Tokyo to pursue a career in... Read More →

Aliza Shvarts

Aliza Shvarts is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at NYU, where she writes on figuration and failure. Her artwork, which achieved brief infamy when she was an undergraduate at Yale, explored similar themes. Currently, she is a managing editor of the performance studies journal TDR/The Drama Review.   Abstract: | | "Mimesis, Metal, and the Politics of Doom" Among some of the longer haired people I know, a question circulates that... Read More →

Jeremy Wallach

Jeremy Wallach is author of Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia, 1997-2001 (2008) and co-editor of Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World (2012). A cultural anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, he is an associate professor in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University.   Abstract: | | "Pluralism vs. Islamic Fundamentalism in Jakarta's Extreme Metal Scene" For most of its... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012