So the Heavy Metal and Popular Culture conference at Bowling Green State University has now been and gone. It was a great experience with a consistently high standard of papers and some really interesting discussions. My keynote lecture, ‘Metal After Metal Studies: What Comes Next?’ was well received I think. I will be publishing it as a pamphlet or e-book sometime in the next few months.
The Wall Street Journal did a piece on the conference. It’s slightly sensationalist but broadly accurate. There’s an accompanying video that I’m featured in: