European Popular Culture Association Annual Conference 2014
Call for papers: Deadline Friday, April 25th, 2014
Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the third annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the University of the Arts, London UK (272 HIGH HOLBORN, London WC1) from July 29th – 31st 2014.
EUPOP 2014 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 and Popular Literature, Sport, Heritage, and Curation. The special streams will include themes such as Violence (Horror), Commodification of Popular Culture, Sport, Spirituality(the Occult), Nationalism and its Ideological Forms, Paganism (Celtic Studies, Nordic Mythologies), and Technology. The closing date for this call is April 25th, 2014. There will be opportunities for networking, publishing, and developing caucus groups within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2014 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: www.intellectbooks.com
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 Pamela Church Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org – the same address is available for general administrative queries) until March 28, 2014. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.
The conference draft program will be announced at the end of May, 2014, along with the conference registration and accommodation details. Keynote speakers: Information will be posted shortly. 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 both to Europe and to Europeans across the globe, whether contemporary or historical.
EPCA President, Pamela Church Gibson, email@example.com
Journal of European Popular Culture editor, Graeme Harper, firstname.lastname@example.org
PCA-Finland Director, Adjunct Professor Kari Kallioniemi, email@example.com
IIPC Coordinator Kimi Kärki, firstname.lastname@example.org