Call for Papers: EUPOP 2015
Humboldt University of Berlin, July 29th – 31st 2015
Deadline: Monday, April 27th, 2015
Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the fourth annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Hauptgebäude, Unter den Linden 6, Berlin) from July 29th – 31st 2015.
EUPOP 2015 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, Queer Studies, Sport, Heritage, and Curation.
The closing date for this call is Monday the 27th April, 2015.
There will be opportunities for networking, publishing, and developing caucus groups within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2015 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:
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 April 27, 2015. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.
The conference draft program will be announced at the end of May, 2015, along with the conference registration and accommodation details.
Keynote speakers: EPCA President Pamela Church-Gibson (University of the Arts, London), Professor Susanna Paasonen (Media Studies & IIPC, University of Turku), and Professor John Richardson (Musicology & IIPC, University of Turku).
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 both to Europe and to Europeans across the globe, whether contemporary or historical.
EUPOP 2015 is organised by:
European Popular Culture Association (EPCA): http://epcablog.wordpress.com/
International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC): http://iipc.utu.fi/
EPCA President, Pamela Church Gibson, email@example.com
Dr Markus Heide (Swedish Institute of North American Studies, Uppsala University, and Humboldt University Berlin), firstname.lastname@example.org
EPCA Vice-President, PCA-Finland Director, Adjunct Professor Kari Kallioniemi, email@example.com
EPCA Secretary, IIPC Coordinator, Dr Kimi Kärki, firstname.lastname@example.org