This was announced this week. Pretty inteersting and exciting stuff. These people are related to the Black Metal Theory blog who have put on two symposia of excellent theoretical examinations into Black Metal, one on an overall appreciation of the genre the second of influences and interpretations of Ecology. http://blackmetaltheory.blogspot.com.
Some of you might be interested in this, and maybe even in submitting a proposal.
Helvete is a new open access electronic and print journal of black metal theory.
Editorial Advisory Board
CALL FOR PAPERS
Incipit: Open Issue
Helvete: A Journal of Black Metal Theory (Winter 2012)
Edited by Zachary Price, Aspasia Stephanou, and Benjamin Woodard
The editors of Helvete, a new journal of black metal theory, invite submissions for the journal’s inaugural issue. This issue is open topic in two senses. Firstly, it is an open issue in that all submissions appropriate to the journal’s general theme will be considered. Secondly, however, the editors encourage contributors to consider the topic itself open just as the first issue of a periodical publication is its opening. Thus, submissions that interrogate the problematics of beginning and genesis—or of openings, apertures, holes, etc.—at the conjunction of black metal and theory will be given priority. Black metal theory is the practice of the mutual blackening of theory and metal, and thus pushes the limits of contemporary academic genres by definition. In recognition of this, the editors welcome not only proposals for articles, but also for non, para, and protoacademic works, including commentaries, fragments, and visuals. We wish to encourage engagement in black metal theory by whatever means necessary.
1 September 2011: Proposals due
1 March 2012: Drafts due
June 2012: Drafts returned with comments
1 September 2012: Final drafts due
Winter 2012: Publication
Proposals may be sent to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
For detailed guidelines, see the Submission Checklist on our website: