Backpatches & Elbowpatches #8: Black Metal Theory
On this edition of Backpatches and Elbowpatches, we dive into the world of black metal theory, an esoteric offshoot of metal studies.
Backpatches & Elbowpatches #7: On Nu-Metal, Subcultural Capital, and Homerpalooza
Even in metal studies, nu-metal exists in a weird, marginal space. Musicologist Ross Hagen discusses some of the factors that have often placed it in the "love to hate" category.
Backpatches and Elbowpatches #6: Subjectivity and Autoethnography in Metal Studies
Musicologist Ross Hagen discusses different approaches to writing about and studying heavy metal, and how a more personal narrative can provide insight.
Backpatches & Elbowpatches #5: Metal Studies and Postcolonial Studies
This edition of our metal studies-focused column from musicologist Ross Hagen discusses how metal studies and postcolonial studies (the study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism) intersect.
Backpatches & Elbowpatches #4: Fan Studies in the Realm of Metal Academia
In the fourth chapter of our metal studies column, musicologist Ross Hagen discusses fan studies.
Backpatches & Elbowpatches #3: Gender in Metal Studies
Today's discussion of Metal Studies discusses the history of metal studies that have looked at gender.
Backpatches and Elbowpatches #2: The Methodology of Metal Studies
Metal musicologist and published author Ross Hagen continues his deep dive into metal and academia.
Backpatches & Elbowpatches #1: An Introduction to Metal and Academia
In the first installment of his new column, metal musicologist and published author Ross Hagen begins a deep dive into metal and academia.