IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1034: Metal Medievalism, I: A Conversation between Metal Studies and Medieval Studies

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Shamma Boyarin, Department of English, University of Victoria
Moderator/Chair:Shamma Boyarin, Department of English, University of Victoria
Paper 1034-aFrench Black Metal and Medievalism: Borrowing from History, Literature, and Imagery to Create New Aesthetics
(Language: English)
Camille Françoise Béra, Groupe de Recherche d'Histoire (GRHis) Université de Rouen Normandie
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Music
Paper 1034-bThe Weird and the Eerie in Central Europe: How Metal Shaped the Local Visions of the Middle Ages in Poland and the Czech Republic
(Language: English)
Wawrzyniec Kowalski, Institute of History University of Wrocław
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Music
Paper 1034-c'The land of the daybreak' : The Borders of Popular Medievalism and Medieval Reception in Nightwish's 'Amaranth'
(Language: English)
Inigo Purcell, Independent Scholar, Chiswick
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Music
Abstract

Recently, there has been growing interest in ‘metal medievalism’ – the way metal music has used the Middle Ages as a source and inspiration for lyrical content, aesthetics, and even ideology. This panel aims at fostering conversation(s) between scholars who approach this subject from the perspective of Medieval Studies and those who come from the direction of Metal Studies. The aim of these conversations about ‘Metal Medievalism’ is to develop areas of collaboration and new directions for scholarship and pedagogy.