IIPC Visiting Professor Gil Rodman teaches in April & May

IIPC Visiting Professor Gil Rodman (University of Minnesota) teaches a seminar entitled “Cultural Studies: Some Questions” (5 ECTS) in April/May. The syllabus and the readings are available on Dropbox after you have enrolled or expressed interest (see the instructions below).

The seminar will take place on
Tuesday 21 April 4-8 pm
Tuesday  28 April 4-8 pm
Tuesday 5 May 4-8 pm
Place: seminar room Salonki V108, department of Musicology.

Rodman also gives two IIPC debate lectures:

IIPC debate: “Notes on Reconstructing ‘the Popular’”
Thu 16 April, 2-4 pm, Janus Hall

IIPC Debate: “Lions and Writers and Birds, Oh My!: The Racialized Biases of Copyright”
Mon 11 May, 2-4 pm, Mikro Auditorio

GIL RODMAN is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, US.  He is the author of Why Cultural Studies? (Wiley Blackwell, 2015), Elvis After Elvis (Routledge, 1996), editor of The Race and Media Reader (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of Race in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000).  He is currently working on two book projects: an introduction to the work of Stuart Hall, and a racial history of copyright in the US.

If you want to attend the seminar, please send an e-mail to Kimi Kärki (kierka@utu.fi) to register. You can of course attend the debates even if you don’t participate in the seminar.

IIPC Debate 11 March

IIPC Debate 66
Wed 11 March. 2-4 pm (Arje Scheinin Hall, Dentalia Building, University of Turku)
Pamela Church-Gibson (London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK)
Anna Karenina on Screen, 1935–2012: Costume, Stardom, Celebrity, and Changing Patterns of Consumption

Since the earliest days of cinema, film and fashion have had a close and even symbiotic relationship, which has been strengthened by each new technological development, as we will see in the course of this lecture. Questions of stardom, gender, fashion and consumption are addressed in this investigation of three films made across an eighty-year period. All three films star leading actresses of their day, who were popular for their personal style as well as for their on-screen performances; all three actresses were dressed for the screen by leading designers. The tracing of the changes within the presentation of the same heroine at different moments in time raises important questions around gender and reception. The paper closes with an investigation of the genre in the age of viral fashion film, digital platforms and celebrity culture.

Pamela Church-Gibson is a Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion. Her research interests cover film and fashion, history and heritage, gender and spectacle, cities and consumption. She is the head of the MA program in Fashion and Film, and the Principal Editor of the referee publication Film, Fashion & Consumption. Pamela Church-Gibson has published widely on fashion and visual culture. Her latest monograph Fashion & Celebrity Culture (Berg 2012) explores the intersections between fashion, film and celebrity culture. She is currently working on a history of fashion advertising.

IIPC Debate 2 March

IIPC Debate 65
Mon 2 March, 2-4, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)
Dr Toni-Matti Karjalainen (Aalto University School of Business)
Raskaan sarjan kulttuurivientiä: Näkökulmia Suomalaisen hevimetallin kansainvälistymiseen ja kaupallisuuteen

Debatissa käsitellään suomalaisen metallin vientiä ja erityispiirteitä, niin historiallisen kehityksen kuin nykytilanteenkin kautta. Millainen on hevimetallin rooli Suomen maabrändin rakentajana ja kulttuuriviennin kulmakivenä? Entä mitkä ovat suomalaisen musiikkiviennin toimintatavat ja käytännöt?
Taiteen tohtori Toni-Matti Karjalainen toimii akatemiatutkijana Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulussa Helsingissä, pääasiallisena tutkimusaiheenaan hevimetalli ja kulttuuriset narratiivit rock-musiikkiteollisuudessa. Muiden julkaisuiden ohessa hän on ollut toimittamassa “Pelisilmää, Sävelkorvaa” -kirjaa (Talentum, 2014), joka tarkastelee suomalaista musiikki- ja pelivientiä. Karjalainen myös isännöin Modern Heavy Metal -nimistä kansainvälistä tutkimuskonferenssia Helsingissä kesäkuussa 2015. IIPC on konferenssin osajärjestäjä.

Ambiguous Heritage of the Second World War in Popular Culture

IIPC Seminar

Time: Saturday, February 28, 10:15–12:00

Place: Lecture Hall Janus (Artium Building, Sirkkala, Kaivokatu 12)

Speakers:
Opening words by Professor of Cultural History Hannu Salmi (University of Turku)
Dr Peter Webb (University of Cambridge)
Dr Joana Brites (University of Coimbra)
Dr Jonas Linderoth (University of Gothenburg)
Dr Kari Kallioniemi (University of Turku)
Dr Kimi Kärki (University of Turku)

The dark legacy of the Second World War, fascism, continues to allure and entice to this day. This dark side of the twentieth-century in European cultural memory has found a new life in various social practices, media and popular culture. The cultural symbols of Nazism and fascism have been circulated in the media over and over again, and connected with varied, often contradictory webs of significance.

The seminar opens the IIPC-coordinated effort to create a project for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework program, to explore the topic of fascism and popular culture. Visiting scholars from three universities involved with the project will be presenting their take on the topic of ambiguous heritage of the Second World War.

PETER WEBB is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He specializes in research into popular and contemporary music, subcultures, globalization, new media technology, politics, cultural and social theory.

JOANA BRITES is a full-time Invited Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory of Art, Art History Research Methodologies at the Faculty of Art and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her research focuses on the relationship between fascism and modernism, totalitarian art and spheres and mechanisms of artistic control.

JONAS LINDEROTH is a professor at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Jonas’s academic interest is about perception, learning and cognition during gameplay. In his talk, Jonas will talk about the Limits of play.

KARI KALLIONIEMI is the vice-director of IIPC and an adjunct professor at the Department of Cultural History in University of Turku. He will be offering some thoughts on the fascinated revulsion and fascist imagery in popular culture.

KIMI KÄRKI is the coordinator of IIPC at the Department of Cultural History, University of Turku. He will consider the ‘Northernness’ of extreme metal culture.

IIPC Debate 19 Feb

IIPC Debate 64
Thu 19 Feb, 2-4, Seminar Room Hovi V105 (Artium, Kaivokatu 12, Turku)
Dr Paavo Oinonen (Cultural History, University of Turku)
Kasvatusoppia Markus-sedän mukaan

Markus Rautio oli radioilmaisun uranuurtaja, joka aloitti työnsä Suomen Yleisradiossa sen perustamisvuonna 1926. Hän kehitti radioreportaasia, kuunnelmailmaisua ja toi lastenkulttuurin mediaan. Oinonen esittelee Raution työtä näillä ohjelma-alueilla, mutta keskiössä on Raution rooli lasten setänä. Kehittyihän Markus-sedästä vaikutusvaltainen hahmo, jonka kautta yleisradioyhtiö hoiti kansalaiskasvattajan tehtäväänsä. Tilaisuudessa julkistetaan yleisölle elämäkertateos “Markus-setä. Suomen ensimmäinen radiopersoona” (Yle 2015).

Paavo Oinonen (FT) työskentelee apurahatutkijana Turun yliopiston kulttuurihistorian oppiaineessa. Hän on väitöskirjassaan analysoinut ääniradion ajanvieteohjelmistoja ja tutkinut myöhemmin radio- ja tv-ohjelmistojen intermediaalisuutta. Parhaillaan hän valmistelee kirjaa julkisen palvelun mediasta.

Digitaalisen vuorovaikutuksen verkosto & IIPC: Näkökulmia sosiaaliseen mediaan

Turun yliopistoon on perustettu Digitaalisen vuorovaikutuksen tutkijaverkosto – Digin. Sen tavoitteena on koota ja edistää Turun yliopistossa tehtävää monitieteistä tutkimusta, jossa yhdistyy digitaalisen kulttuurin, digitaalisen humanismin ja kieliteknologian lähestymistapoja.

Digitaalisen vuorovaikutuksen verkosto järjestää aamupäivän työpaja -osuuden International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC) kanssa. Iltapäivällä ohjelmassa on monitieteisiä tutkijatapaamisia.
​TYÖPAJA perjantaina 13.2. Educarium 3 klo 9.00‒15.45

9.00 Avaus: Digitaalisen vuorovaikutuksen verkoston julkistaminen

Näkökulmia sosiaaliseen mediaan

9.15-9.45 Siiri-Maija Heino, Mia Raitaniemi, Sylvia Akar, Angela Bartens, Melissa Garavini, Nobufumi Inaba, Tommi Kurki, Pekka Lintunen, Eve Mikone, Maarit Mutta, Mariya Aida Niendorf, Eeva-Liisa Nyqvist, Enrique Lucena Torres, Johanna Viimaranta, Wenli Zhu & Marjut Johansson: “Me goofing around”. Representing the other in Smokahontas’ video on languages

9.45-10.15 Lotta Lehti, Veronika Laippala & Johanna Isosävi: “It’s gibberish you f*****g prude!” Aggressiivinen kielenkäyttö Smoukahontas-videon kommenttiketjussa

10.15-10.30 tauko

10.30-11.00 Sari Östman:
Feimi vai ei? Julkisuuteen liittyvien käsitteiden käyttö arkikielessä (ja tutkimuksessa)

11.00-11.30 Riikka Turtiainen:
Some-julkisuuden arvottamista ja oikeutusta: Aitajuoksija Noora Toivo vs. Markoboy87

11.30-12.15 Tauko

Tutkimuspuheenvuorot

12.15-12.45 Jaakko Suominen & Anna Haverinen (Digitaalinen kulttuuri): Mitä on digitaalinen humanismi?

12.45-13.15 Anne Heimo & Kirsi Hännisen (Folkloristiikka) Digitaaliset arkistot: Osallistumista ja omaehtoista tuottamista

13.15-13.30 tauko

13.30-14.00 Filip Ginter, Jenna Kanerva, Veronika Laippala, Juhani Luotolahti, Anna Missilä, Tapio Salakoski (Informaatioteknologian laitos ja Kieli- ja käännöstieteiden laitos): “Grokking Finnish with computers: What can the Turku Language Technology group do for you?”

14.00-14.30 Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Marjut Johansson, Veronika Laippala, Lotta Lehti, Maarit Mutta, Leena Salmi (Kieli- ja käännöstieteiden laitos): Kieli ja digitaalinen vuorovaikutus

14.30-15.15 Päätöskeskustelu

Lisätiedot: prof. Marjut Johansson (marjut.johansson@utu.fi) tai prof. Jaakko Suominen (jaakko.suominen@utu.fi)

http://www.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/hum/ajankohtaista/uutiset/Sivut/Digin.aspx

Seminar for Game and Videogame Students

FRIDAY 27.3.2015
11:00–14:00 Seminar Room E325 (place and time may change)

We are pleased to welcome videogame researcher Maria B. Garda (PhD, University of Łódź) to our open student seminar. The seminar is organised for all students of University of Turku who are working on a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or postgraduate thesis on topics that relate to games, videogames, or other ludic phenomena. To apply, choose one of the following:

1) Write a manuscript of 3-5 pages of your ongoing work, or
2) Write a 200-word abstract of your ongoing work plus prepare a presentation to be held at the seminar.

Send all written material to [vmmkar@utu.fi] before 28.2. No more than eight students are selected. If more than eight apply, the selection is executed by first-in-first-served basis. Dr. Garda will survey all the accepted material and provide the students with personal feedback. The seminar is chaired by Veli-Matti Karhulahti (University of Turku). By participating the seminar and writing a revised version of the presented material (based on feedback) students earn 1 ECTS.

MARIA B. GARDA has been researching videogames especially from the perspectives of fantasy, genre, and nostalgia. She is an expert of media history, and her current work focuses on the forms of retrogaming. Garda’s recent publications have dealt with indie games, role-playing games, and roguelikes. She is a co-funder of Replay. The Polish Journal of Game Studies.

Veli-Matti Karhulahti
University of Turku
Department of Media Studies
vmmkar@utu.fi
+358505336559