Monday, June 28, 2010

CFP: Can I Play with Madness?

Apparently this is not a joke. Thanks to David W. for calling this bit of DOOM to my attention...
3rd Global Conference
Heavy Fundametalisms: Can I Play with Madness?
Metal, Dissonance, Madness and Alienation

Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010 Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
From the outset of the forging Heavy Metal's music and culture, madness has been an ever present theme. From Black Sabbath's Paranoid through Iron Maiden's Can I Play with Madness? to the more recent Psychosocial chant from Slipknot, madness and mental illness are just of the few well known examples has featured in the Metal mainstream. It is a fascination with madness that further belches out on to the surface from the metal underground. Madness is not confined to the lyrical and musical expressions of the artists, but can be used to describe features of the entire metal scene in its exuberant expression of alienation, by individuals through to the chaotic theatre of the pit.

This third conference in the series Heavy Fundametalisms invites submissions on the theme of heavy Metal, madness, dissonance and alienation.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

A conference about metal is so not metal.

Platowe said...

Apparently too much heavy metal can only be cured by light metal--lithium.

David W... said...

Would be great to go though! And stage dive during papers, do the Donnington Monsters of Rock thing (piss in empty cider bottles and throw them at performers), and all the REAL metal stuff....


maybe...

Glaucon said...

I don't know if I can play with Madness, but I can sing along.

Spiros said...

One Step Beyond!


Classic.

Anonymous said...

"The chaotic theatre of the pit." Huh.

Anonymous said...

This is all very appealing to those teachers who want to show how 'with it' they are to their undergrads. The encroachment of teenage style into scholarship is truly awkward and embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to submit?

David W... said...

This of course follows Metallica and Philosophy and more...

Anonymous said...

At most conferences the level of philosophical intensity only goes up to 10; at this conference, it goes up to 11.

Anonymous said...

5:45 : Metal is neither "with it" nor a teenage thing.

It is, however, fantastic music.

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