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Weaving Influences: Positioning Agalloch in the History of Heavy Metal a talk by Don Anderson

Date: June 19th 2:00-3:00.
Location: Cornett B111.

Weaving Influences: Positioning Agalloch in the History of Heavy Metal

For almost twenty years Don Anderson has played guitar, written, and performed with the Heavy Metal band Agalloch. He will speak about his band and their place in the history of Heavy Metal. In particular he will discuss how the band has consistently borrowed influences from other musical genres and the world of cinema.

Don Anderson teaches in the English department at State University of New York Westchester Community College. His research focuses on horror cinema, American Literature, and critical theory. His publications can be found in the journals Horror Studies, Rhizomes, and Gothic Studies (forthcoming).

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PhD student Samantha MacFarlane recipient of the Scottish Studies Graduate Award

Samantha MacFarlane, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, has been awarded the Hugh Campbell and Marion Alice Small Fund for Scottish Studies Graduate Scholarship for her doctoral research on Victorian poet nEmily Pfeiffer's The Rhyme of the Lady of the Rock, and How it Grew and the Scottish context of Victorian verse novels, and on Scottish print culture in the nineteenth century. The Fund was established to foster the study of Scottish culture and history at UVic and will support MacFarlane's dissertation work, including travel to the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh to conduct research in the J. S. Blackie Archive, on the influence of Scottish culture on the emergence of new political poetic forms in the Victorian period.