"Metal Studies in Central/Eastern Europe : 1st (online) workshop" on extreme music and its academic studies
|Článek v odborném periodiku (nerecenzovaný)
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
|Metal Studies in the Czech Republic has begun a new era by establishing an official network of central and eastern European researchers: Metal Studies in Central/Eastern Europe (MSCEE). To demonstrate a shift in local metal studies towards international cooperation, Miroslav Vrzal – the head of Czech Metal Studies – recently organized MSCEE’s first online workshop. Academic studies of metal music are still a young and relatively small field of research, centering its interest not only on the music itself (and on the bands playing it) but also on rich related issues concerning sociology, religion, semiotics, folklore, gender, mythology, art, etc. Thus, shortly before Christmas, participants from Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland met online with Czech researchers to discuss extreme music, present various perspectives on its study, and strengthen their future collaboration.