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Saturday, March 24 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Metal Studies Rising

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Esther Clinton, “The Gothic Menace, Then and Now: Gothic Literature, Heavy Metal Music, and Moral Panics”

Eric Smialek, “How Does Metal Mean? Ways that Musicology Can Contribute to Metal Studies”

Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, “Hell Bent for Metal: A Study of Queer Fans of Heavy Metal”

Nelson Varas-Díaz & Eliut R. Rivera-Segarra, “Heavy Metal music in the Caribbean Setting: Social Practices and Meanings of Music at the Periphery”

Moderator: Jeremy Wallach


Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone

Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone is an anthropologist and scholar of cultural studies, specializing in gender, sexuality and queerness in the spaces of music scenes. She is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Collections at University of Central Missouri. Dr. Clifford-Napoleone... Read More →

Esther Clinton

Esther Clinton received her PhD in folklore from Indiana University in 2005. She has been employed in the Popular Culture department at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, since 2006. Her wide research interests include narrative theory, gothic literature, heavy... Read More →

Eric Smialek

Eric Smialek is a doctoral student in musicology at McGill University where he studies extreme metal by combining the study of fan discourses with close music analysis. Eric holds a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and has recently... Read More →

Nelson Varas-Diaz

Nelson Varas-Díaz is a social psychologist and an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico. He has previously published peer-reviewed articles and books on social stigma and communal identities. He has recently engaged in the field of Heavy Metal Studies and published... 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... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012