Call for Papers for EUPOP 2013, the PCA Europe annual conference, University of Turku, July 31-August 2, 2013.
Call for papers
Deadline: Friday, March 29th, 2013
Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the second annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), organised by the Popular Culture Association Finland (PCA-Finland) and International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC).
EUPOP 2013 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This could include European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Comics, Popular Literature, Sport, Heritage, and Curation. The special streams will include themes such as Sport, Obesity, Violence, Spirituality, Technology, and Transatlantic Cultural Interaction in the popular culture context.
The closing date for this call is March 29th, 2013. There will be opportunities for networking, publishing, and developing caucus groups within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2013 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including the EPCA’s Journal of European Popular Culture. Journal editors will be working closely with strand convenors – a full list of Intellect journals is available at: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/index/.
Papers and Complete Panels for all strands will be subject to peer review. Proposals for individual presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length, and those for panels – not more than 90 minutes. In the latter case, please provide a short description of the panel along with individual abstracts. Poster presentations and video projections are also warmly welcomed.
Proposals comprising a 300 word abstract, your full name, affiliation, and contact details (as a Word-file attachment, not a PDF) should be submitted to Kari Kallioniemi (firstname.lastname@example.org; the same address is available for general administrative queries) until March 29, 2013. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.
The conference draft program will be announced at the end of April, 2013, along with the conference registration details.
The first confirmed keynote speakers are: Professor Russell Reising (Department of English Language and Literature, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA) and Professor Erkki Huhtamo (Design Media Arts, UCLA, USA).
NB: Those attending the PCA/ACA 2013 International Conference in Warsaw, please note that there are direct flights from Gdansk, Poland, to Turku: http://wizzair.com/en-GB/Search.
The European Popular Culture Association
The European Popular Culture Association (EPCA) promotes the study of popular culture from, in, and about Europe. Popular culture involves a wide range of activities, material forms and audiences. EPCA aims to examine and discuss these different aspects as they relate to both Europe and Europeans across the globe, whether contemporary or historical.
EPCA President, Pamela Church Gibson, email@example.com
Director of Research & Exchange, Graeme Harper, firstname.lastname@example.org
PCA-Finland Director, Adjunct Professor Kari Kallioniemi, email@example.com
IIPC Director, Professor John Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
IIPC Coordinator, Kimi Kärki, email@example.com