About

I am a PhD student at Leeds Beckett University. I taught at that university as a part-time lecturer on different modules as part of music production course. I come from a computer science and engineering and historical musicology background.
My research currently focuses on the genealogy of death/doom metal music networks in northern England. I have previously worked on John Dowland’s religious oeuvre and Elizabethan social structures in 17th century; and I have also written a dissertation on the ideas of death and suicide in depressive suicidal black metal music.
I acted as an associate editor of Metal Music Studies journal where I edited the book and media review sections in the journal for volumes 2, 3, and 4, and as the Communications Officer of International Society for Metal Music Studies.

Education

PhD Musicology – Leeds Beckett University since 2015
MMus Ethnomusicology – Royal Holloway, University of London 2015
MA Historical Musicology – Istanbul Technical University, Centre for Advanced Studies in Music 2014
BSc Computer Science and Engineering – Sabanci University 2012

Other Publications




Yavuz, M Selim. (forthcoming 2018). ‘Reight mardy tykes: Northernness, Peaceville Three, and death/doom music world’. In: Holland, S. & Spracklen, K. (eds.), Alternativity and Marginalization. Bingley: Emerald Publishing.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2017). ‘“Delightfully depressing”: death/doom metal music world and the emotional responses of the fan’. Metal Music Studies 3 (2), 201-218.
 

 
Lashua, Brett; Spracklen, Karl; Wagg, Stephen & Yavuz, M Selim. (eds.) (forthcoming 2018). Sound and the City Volume II. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
 
Yavuz, M Selim; Holland, Samantha & Spracklen, Karl. (eds.) (forthcoming 2018). Dark leisure and music special issue. Annals of Leisure Research 21 (3).
 
 
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘Conference Review: “Modern Heavy Metal: Markets, Practices and Cultures, Helsinki, Finland, 8-12 June 2015”’. Metal Music Studies 2 (1), 131-134.
 
Research Seminars
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘“A Sea to Suffer in”: death/doom fans and emotion’. Research Seminar Series. 13 October. Odense: University of Southern Denmark, the Performances of Everyday Living Research Group.
 
______________ (2017) 15 February. Music and Sound Subject Group: Research Seminars Spring 2017. Leeds: Leeds Beckett University.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘Gloomy divergence: doom metal as dark leisure’. Extreme Music Research Seminar Series. 10 March. Odense: University of Southern Denmark, the Performances of Everyday Living Research Group. Accessible from < https://c.deic.dk/p11xfkrjh5e/ [password: music]>
 

 
Conference Presentations
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2017). ‘“As good as Metallica, yet from Halifax”: death/doom metal as part of Yorkshire, England’. Modern Heavy Metal Conference 2017. 28 June-2 July. Helsinki: Aalto University.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2017). ‘“My Dying Bride is Swan”: conflict and boundary in death/doom metal music world’. International Society for Metal Music Studies 2017 Conference: Boundaries and Ties – The Place of Metal Music in Communities. 9-11 June. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2017). ‘“The Raven and the Rose”: tradition and death/doom metal music’. British Forum for Ethnomusicology Conference 2017. 20-23 April. Sheffield: University of Sheffield.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘“Humörets Bottenvåning”: suicide in depressive suicidal black metal music’. Extreme Music Conference. 1-2 December. Odense: University of Southern Denmark.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘“A Cruel Taste of Winter”: gothic/doom metal as an act of Northernness’. Gothic North Symposium. 22 October. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘“The Blood, The Wine, The Roses”: lust and contrast in My Dying Bride’s music’. Dark Leisure and Music Symposium. 16 September. Leeds: Leeds Beckett University.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘“Quiet These Paintings Are”: the function of slowness in doom metal styles’. IASPM UK & Ireland Biennial Conference. 8-10 September. Brighton: University of Sussex.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘“My Body, A Funeral”: dark leisure activity and death reflections in death/doom and gothic/doom metal music’. Death & Culture Conference. 2-3 September. York: University of York.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘“Golden Hatred”: anti-war sentiment and transgression in death/doom metal’. Metal and Politics Conference. 9 June. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2016). ‘“Gateways of Bereavement”: a defense of sub-categorization in metal music’. Metal and Musicology Conference. 12 March. Hull: University of Hull.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2015). ‘“Death – Pierce Me”: a case study considering a Freudian repetition-compulsion view’. Westminster-Goldsmiths Symposium for Student Research in Popular Music. 24 June. London: University of Westminster.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2013). ‘John Dowland’ın uhrevi metinler kullandığı şarkılar üzerine bir anlam ve gerekçelendirme analizi (A meaning and justification analysis on the sacred text settings of John Dowland)’ [in Turkish]. Youth Meeting in Musicology III. 4 October. Istanbul: Istanbul Technical University.
 
Yavuz, M Selim. (2013). ‘A comparative look at the settings of sacred texts by John Dowland’. John Dowland 450th Anniversary Conference. 4-5 May. Cambridge: Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.
 

 

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