Metal Music Studies (Journal)

Herbst, J. (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work


Crosstown Traffic: Metal Music Studies at the Intersection of Theory and Practice

A recurrent theme within popular music studies has been discussion of how the field can integrate different disciplines and professions, for example exploring both music and its context; involving both practitioners and researchers; and encouraging interdisciplinary and collaborative work. Crosstown Traffic brought different groups together, to exchange knowledge, collaborate, and to encourage crosstalk.

This special issue of Metal Music Studies will gather the best of the presentations from Crosstown Traffic that use metal music as a lens, either in part or in full. We want authors to work to situate metal among other forms of music. This special issue involves submissions that explore:

• Musicians, producers and researchers
• music and its contexts
• popular music theory and practice
• practice based or practice led research
• interdisciplinary approaches
• interprofessional research
• issues relating to identity or ethnicity
• gender or sexuality studies that reach across boundaries
• political developments affecting multiple contexts
• music industry developments affecting wider musical or cultural contexts
• technological mediation
• performative or embodied understandings

There will be a two-stage process. We invite people to submit abstracts by 30 November 2018. A longer-list of those selected for the special issue will then be invited to submit full papers by 30 November 2019. The editors will handle the review process.
Period2018 - 2021
Type of journalJournal
Degree of RecognitionInternational