IIPC Research Clinic #6: Ympäristö, ekologia, populaarikulttuuri

Maanantai 14.4.2014 klo 15.00–18.00

Paikka: Janus-luentosali, Turun yliopisto, Sirkkalan kampus, Kaivokatu 12, Turku

Alustajat:

Tere Vadén (Professori, Taiteen laitos, Aalto-yliopisto), John Richardson (Professori, Musiikkitiede, Turun yliopisto), Tanja Tiekso (FT, Musiikkitiede, Helsingin yliopisto), Juha Torvinen (FT, dosentti, musiikkitiede, Turun yliopisto).

Tilaisuudessa on kahvitus, ilmoittauduthan tarjoiluiden takia 10.4. mennessä osoitteeseen kimi.karki@utu.fi — paikalle voi saapua myös ilmoittautumatta, mutta tällöin emme voi taata muuta kuin hengen ravintoa.

Tilaisuutta koskevat tiedustelut tulee osoittaa dosentti Juha Torviselle:

Email: juha.torvinen@utu.fi
Phone: +358-2-333 6387

IIPC Research Clinic

International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC, http://iipc.utu.fi/ ) tekee monitieteisiä ja tiedekuntarajat ylittäviä avauksia. Keskeinen työkalu on IIPC Research Clinic -ajatushautomo, jossa tuoreita tutkimusaloitteita työstetään monitieteisenä, ”avoimen koodin” yhteistyönä. ”Avoin koodi” tarkoittaa tässä sitä, että projekteja rakennetaan tiedekuntarajat ylittävän jakamisen ja vuorovaikutuksen kautta yhteisinä hankkeina.

Vuosien 2013-2015 strateginen ydinajatus on tuottaa uusia aloitteita kahdella tutkimusalueella, jotka ylittävät tieteenalojen rajat ja joissa tarvitaan monialaista yhteistyötä ja joihin populaarikulttuuri avaa hedelmällisen näkökulman. Nämä ovat 1) teknologia/ekologia ja 2) väkivalta/hyvinvointi.

Nämä jännitteiset teemat kattavat merkittävän osan tämän päivän populaarikulttuuriin liittyvää keskustelua ja ovat keskeisiä kulttuuristen vuorovaikutusprosessien kannalta. Ne kiinnittyvät myös laajempaan voimistuvaan yhteiskunnalliseen keskusteluun hyvinvoinnista, väkivallasta ja ympäristöstä. Siksi ne tarjoavat erinomaiset mahdollisuudet yhteistyöhön Turun yliopiston eri tiedekuntien kesken.

Researching Popular Music (Professor Martin Cloonan at Turku)

Researching Popular Music: 3 reflective seminars with Professor Martin Cloonan (University of Glasgow) (5 ECTS)

Tuesday 29th April: 12.00 to 14.00, E117 Litzen
Wednesday 30th April: 12.00 to 14.00, E119 Juva
Friday 2nd May: 12.00 to 14.00, E119 Juva

In this 3 seminar course Professor Cloonan reflects upon, and offers insight in to, three popular music research projects. Each seminar will examine a different project and offer critical insight in to the issues involved. This will include reflections upon different research methodologies, on team and individual working and on outcomes. The three seminars will cover:

1. The UK’s live music industry from 1950 to 2009.
2. The Musicians’ Union 1893-2013
3. Music censorship in the digital age

Each seminar will feature reports on work in progress and will be supported by readings which will be provided by Professor Cloonan. The course offers students the opportunity to consider how their own academic research develops and what alternative approaches might be suitable. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the seminars and to share their own experiences.

For more details of the projects to be examined see:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/cca/research/music/projectsandnetworks/livemusicproject/

http://www.muhistory.com

http://rmc.ku.dk/

Further details:

Classes will run at the following times:

Tuesday 29th April: 12.00 to 14.00
Wednesday 30th April: 12.00 to 14.00
Friday 2nd May: 12.00 to 14.00

Seminar 1, Tuesday 29th April: 12.00 to 14.00
The UK’s live music industry from 1950 to 2009

Between 2008 and 2011 Professor Cloonan co-led a three year research project funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, which aimed to assemble a history of the UK’s live music industry over a 60 year period. This seminar examines the origins of the projects, the team work involved, the findings and the outputs. It also reflects upon the methodologies and sources used. The project resulted in a three part history of the UK’s live music industry, the first of which was published in 2013.

Seminar 2: The Musicians’ Union 1893-2013: Wednesday 30th April: 12.00 to 14.00

The British Musicians Union was formed in 1893 and since that time it has been involved in all of the major agreements covering the working lives of musicians. However, its history has been marginalised within both music and trade union studies. This seminar looks at the origins, methods and proposed outcomes of a four year project which investigates the Union’s history. Professor Cloonan is leading the project which employs former Belle and Sebastian manager John Williamson as the researcher.

Seminar 3: Music censorship in the digital age Friday 2nd May: 12.00 to 14.00

Professor Cloonan is the chair of Freemuse (www.freemuse.org), an organisation which seeks to support musicians’ freedom of expression. He has also written extensively on music censorship. In this seminar he reflects upon the musical censorship which followed a campaign to get the track “Ding Dong the Wicked Which Is Dead” to the top of the UK’s singles chart in the week of the funeral of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This work was presented as part of the Researching Music Censorship programme at the University of Copenhagen.

Reading

Selected readings will be provided in advance to the registered participants. The participants are supposed to familiarize themselves with the material before the course.

Assessment

One 1500 essay: “What are the most important factors to consider when designing a research project”?

Registration

Participants to the course need to register in advance by e-mail to Harri Kiiskinen at the Dept. of Cultural History (mailto:harri.kiiskinen@utu.fi) to obtain the course materials.

The course especially is aimed at students preparing their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation on a related theme. The course is open to all students from the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi.

Each student is adviced to contact her/his own supervisor for the placement of this course in their personal study plan (HOPS).

Professor Will Kaufman: WOODY GUTHRIE: HARD TIMES AND HARD TRAVELIN’

Tue, April 29,2014

Calonia, Vänrikinkatu 2, University of Turku
4:30-6:20 pm Live Documentary Show

Professor Will Kaufman, University of Central Lancashire:
WOODY GUTHRIE: HARD TIMES AND HARD TRAVELIN’

Chair: Director Benita Heiskanen, John Morton Center for North American Studies

The show is part of Bridging North America: Inauguration of the John Morton Center for North American Studies. Welcome!

For detailed information, see http://www.utu.fi/en/units/jmc/events/inaugural_event/will-kaufman-live-documentary/Pages/home.aspx

 

IIPC Debates, Spring 2014

Here’s a list of forthcoming Spring IIPC Debates, warm welcome!!!

 

IIPC Debate #52

Professor Richard Grusin (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA):
The Dark Side of Digital Culture

Thu 27 March, 4-6 pm, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

Professor Richard Grusin is the head of the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA). Professor Grusin received his Ph.D. from the University of California–Berkeley, and has held faculty appointments at the College of William and Mary, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Wayne State (where he chaired the Department of English from 2001 to 2008). He is the author of four books:
– Transcendentalist Hermeneutics: Institutional Authority and the Higher Criticism of the Bible (Duke, 1991).
– Remediation: Understanding New Media (MIT, 1999), co-authored with Jay David Bolter.
– Culture, Technology, and the Creation of America’s National Parks (Cambridge, 2004).
– Premediation: Affect and Mediality After 9/11 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Homepage of the Center:
http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/about/theCenter.html

 

IIPC Debate #53

Wed 9 April, 2-4 pm, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

Dr Leung Wing-Fai (University College Cork, Ireland):

The Global Influences of Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong

 

The presentation elaborates the distinction between multimedia stardom and celebrity, asserting that in Hong Kong stardom has been central in the production and consumption of local media, while demonstrating the importance of Hong Kong stardom as part of transnational popular culture, albeit under restricted terms. By examining stars such as Chow Yun-fat, Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung, I shall question whether Hong Kong stardom in the global arena is, like Chineseness in Hollywood cinema, ‘an empty concept without a specific ethnic object’ (Lo 2005, 136).

 

Leung Wing-Fai is Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. She was previously postdoctoral researcher at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland after completing her doctoral thesis at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She was Lecturer and Research Associate of the British Film Institute and the Creative Industries Research & Consultancy Unit, University of Hertfordshire.

She is currently writing a monograph on multi-media stardom in Hong Kong to be published by Routledge. She has co-edited with Leon Hunt, East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film (I.B. Tauris, 2008) and with Andy Willis, East Asian Film Stars (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming). Her articles have appeared in Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Journal of Chinese Studies, Journal of Asian Cinema and Film International.
 
Leung Wing-Fai researches in the following subject areas: Chinese language media, including new media, and cinemas; Japanese and Korean films and popular culture; virtual work and digital labour, creativity and innovation in China. She is Member of Management Committee and Deputy Chair of Working Group ‘Creativity, Skills, Knowledge and New Occupational Identities’, EU COST Action on the Dynamics of Virtual Work.

 

IIPC Debate #54

Wed 23 April, 2-4 pm, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

 

Dosentti Harri Kalha (Helsingin yliopisto):

Uusi nainen näyttämöolentona: moderniteetti ja sukupuolijännitteet 1900-luvun alun Pariisissa

Mitä meillä oli ennen Madonnaa ja Lady Gagaa? Taidehistorioitsija Harri Kalha kuljettaa lukijansa sadan vuoden takaiseen kadonneeseen aikaan, jolloin puolimaailman varieteekaunottaret eli kokotit sekoittivat miesten pään.

Elettiin ”kaunista aikaa” (Belle Époque 1871–1914). Huikentelevaisen maailmankulttuurin pääkaupunki ei ollut New York vaan Pariisi, johon perustettiin kuuluisat kabareet Folies Bergère ja Moulin Rouge. Jacques Offenbach sävelsi aikakauden tunnukseksi nousseen cancanin.

Dosentti Kalha on visuaalisten representaatioiden tutkija, joka tarkentaa katseensa hyveellisen ja paheellisen naiskuvan historiaan. Sata vuotta sitten housuihin pukeutuminen, tupakointi ja huulipuna olivat paheellisen naisen varmoja tuntomerkkejä.

 

IIPC Debate #55

Mon 28 April 2-4 pm, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

Dr  Katariina Kyrölä (University of Turku, Finland):
Feeling Through Media Images: Affect and Body Image as (Auto)Ethnographic Methodology

 

Dr. Katariina Kyrölä’s is Postdoctoral Researcher (Academy of Finland) at Media Studies, University of Turku. Kyrölä has also taught Cinema and Media Studies at Stockholm University in 2010–2013 and was Visiting Scholar at Macquarie University in Sydney in 2012. She is the author of The Weight of Images (2014, Ashgate, this debate is the book launch event!) and the co-editor of Koolla on väliä! (Size Matters! 2007, Like, with Hannele Harjunen). She has written several articles in English and Finnish on feminist media theory, embodiment, sexuality, and fat studies, and her postdoctoral research addresses the methodology of studying media ‘impact’ through the concept of body image.

 

More info on The Weight of Images:

http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472413062

Vierailuluento: Robert Desjarlais ke 9.4.2014 klo 16–18 (Janus-sali)

Turun yliopiston kulttuurihistorian oppiaine järjestää huhtikuussa vierailuluennon, jonka puhujana on yhdysvaltalainen antropologian professori Robert Desjarlais.

Robert Desjarlais on kulttuurintutkija ja valokuvaaja. Hän toimii antropologian professorina Sarah Lawrence Collegessa New Yorkissa. Hän on tutkinut mm. tiibetinbuddhalaisten Yolmojen kuolemanrituaaleja Nepalissa, kodittomia Bostonissa sekä shakinpeluuta Manhattanilla. Desjarlais’n tieteellisiin kiinnostuksenkohteisiin kuuluu emootioiden ja mielen antropologia sekä populaarikulttuurin ja emootioiden väliset suhteet.

Vierailuluennollaan ”Hitchhiking Beatitudes: A Personal Cultural History of Rough Travel” Robert Desjarlais puhuu uusimman tutkimusprojektinsa teemoista: valokuvaamisesta ja muistoista. Hän pohtii, kuinka muistoja voidaan valokuvata ja kuinka valokuvilla voidaan kurkottaa kohti mennyttä elämää joka yhä elää ihmisen muistoissa. Etnografisesti tutkimus pohjaa Desjarlais’n omiin opiskeluaikaisiin muistoihin Ranskassa vietetystä vuodesta sekä muistojen kuvaamiseen 30 vuotta myöhemmin.

Desjarlais on kirjoittanut neljä teosta, joista uusin, ”Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard” julkaistiin vuonna 2011. Teoksessaan Desjarlais kuvaa shakinpeluuta Manhattanilla ja tekee näkyväksi pelin eri muotojen monimutkaiset piirteet ja yksityiskohdat. Desjarlais tarkastelee shakkia intohimon käsitteen avulla, ja tutkimus voidaankin tulkita myös avaukseksi ”intohimon antropologiaan”. Desjarlais’n teos on kiehtovaa luettavaa niin peleistä, urheilusta kuin mistä tahansa intohimoja sisältävästä kulttuurisesta toiminnasta kiinnostuneille kulttuurintutkijoille.

Lisätietoa puhujasta: http://www.robertdesjarlais.net

IIPC Debate 4 March

IIPC Debate #51

Dr Laura Saarenmaa:
Hitting a nerv: citizenship address in the postwar macho pulps

Tue 4 March, 5-6 pm, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku) PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED TIMING!!! There will be a book launch before the debate at the Janus lobby at 4 pm: Taide, kokemus ja maailma. Risteyksiä tieteidenväliseen taiteiden tutkimukseen (Toim. Yrjö Heinonen). You are welcome to follow the launch as well!

Dr Laura Saarenmaa is postdoctoral fellow at the Research Centre for Communication, Media and Journalism (COMET) at the University Of Tampere, Finland. Her postdoctoral research project Addressing Male Citizens explores Finnish men’s magazines of the 1940s to the 1980s from the theoretical perspectives of cultural citizenship and the public sphere.

http://www.uta.fi/cmt/tutkimus/comet/yhteystiedot/saarenmaa.html