CFP: EUPOP 2015 (Extended, final deadline, 1 June)

CFP: EUPOP 2015

Humboldt University of Berlin, July 29th – 31st 2015

Extended, final deadline: Monday, June 1st, 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 extended call is Monday the 1st June, 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: http://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 (europop@arts.ac.uk – the same address is available for general administrative queries) until June 1, 2015. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.

The conference draft program will be announced mid-June, 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/

Kind Regards,

EPCA President Pamela Church Gibson, p.church-gibson@fashion.arts.ac.uk
Dr Markus Heide (Swedish Institute of North American Studies, Uppsala University), markus.heide@engelska.uu.se
EPCA Vice-President, PCA-Finland Director, Adjunct Professor Kari Kallioniemi, kakallio@utu.fi
EPCA Secretary, IIPC Coordinator, Dr Kimi Kärki, kierka@utu.fi

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