Cfp: WiderScreen 2/2016

CfP 2/2016: Elokuvamusiikki ja elokuvien äänimaisema
– Film Music and Cinematic Soundscapes (in English below)

WiderScreen 2/2016:n teemana on elokuvamusiikki. Elokuvan historia tuntee monia mytologisoituja ohjaaja–säveltäjä -työpareja, kuten Alfred Hitchcock ja Bernard Herrmann, Sergio Leone ja Ennio Morricone sekä David Lynch ja Angelo Badalamenti. Onpa elokuvan ohjaaja saattanut jopa itse vastata musiikista, ajatellaan vaikka John Carpenterin hyytävää teemaa elokuvaan Halloween (1978).

Teemanumeroon ovat tervetulleita kirjoitukset, joissa käsitellään elokuvamusiikkia tai elokuvan rakennettua äänimaisemaa eri tieteenalojen ja niiden välisten hedelmällisten dialogien näkökulmasta.

Numero on kaksikielinen (englanti / suomi). Vertaisarvioitavien tutkimusartikkelien (4000–7000 sanaa) lisäksi teemanumeroon voi tarjota lyhyempiä katsauksia, haastatteluja, arvioita ja kolumneja. Noin puolen sivun mittainen abstrakti tulee lähettää sähköpostiosoitteeseen: 15.1.2016 mennessä ja tekstin lopullinen versio 27.5.2016. Teemanumero ilmestyy alkusyksystä 2015. Lisätietoja antaa vastaava toimittaja FT Kimi Kärki (kierka@utu).

The theme issue of WiderScreen 2/2016 is film music. The history of cinema is full of mythologized director–composer work pairs, such as Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone, and David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. Sometimes the director has composed the music; remember the haunting theme music John Carpenter composed for Halloween (1978).

We invite scholarly contributions that provide insight to film music itself, or the constructed cinematic soundscapes. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

The theme issue is bilingual (English / Finnish). (Finnish/English). In addition to peer reviewed article manuscripts (4000-7000 words) we invite shorter book and research reviews, interviews and columns on the subject.

Please send your abstract (max. half a page) to by 15th of January 2016. The deadline for the full manuscript is 27th of May 2016. The theme issue will be published in the autumn 2016. Contact Dr Kimi Kärki (Guest Editor) for further information (


EUPOP 2016

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, July 20th – 22nd, 2016
Deadline: Monday, February 29th, 2016

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the fifth annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the Université Paris Ouest in Nanterre, just outside Paris (Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures), July 20th – 22nd, 2016.

EUPOP 2016 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture.

The closing date for this call is Monday 29th February, 2016.

There will be opportunities for networking and publishing within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2016 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 limited to 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 Graham Roberts ( by February 29th, 2016. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.

The conference draft program will be announced in May 2016, along with the conference registration and accommodation details. The likely conference fee will be 200 euros (student), and 250 euros (other). The fee includes coffees, lunches, evening reception & dinner, and EPCA Membership (includes the subscription of the European Journal of Popular Culture, Intellect Press).

Keynote speakers: EPCA President Kari Kallioniemi (University of Turku), Dr Sue Harris (Queen Mary, University of London), and Dave Laing (University of Liverpool).

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 2016 is organised by:

European Popular Culture Association (EPCA):

International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC):


Kind Regards,

EPCA President, Adjunct Professor Kari Kallioniemi,

Dr Graham Roberts,

EPCA Vice-President, Pamela Church Gibson,

EPCA Secretary, IIPC Coordinator, Dr Kimi Kärki,

Music Research, Now! Jan 29, 2016

Music Research, Now! / Musiikintutkimus, nyt! / Musikforskning, nu!


January 29, 2015

Department of Cultural History, University of Turku

Janus Lecture Hall (Artium Building, Sirkkala Campus Area; Kaivokatu 12)

The fifth annual Music Research, Now! symposium invites Turku-based researchers from whatever field of study, engaging with music or sound, to present their ongoing research at this event.

The main purpose of the event is to facilitate networking among music researchers from various departments and units at the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Sibelius Museum, and other educational and cultural institutes in Turku. We especially encourage scholars from such fields as, but not limited to, musicology, music education, cultural history, art and media studies, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and archive work, to actively participate in the event. The symposium is an opportunity for a researcher to receive feedback from the entire pool of music/sound researchers working in the city.

Because of the growing number of educational programs and pathways in English at the universities, and of international and exchange students and researchers, this cfp is written in English, but papers are invited in Finnish and Swedish in addition to English.

The presentations will be speed talks: a 10-minute presentation and 5 minutes for discussion.

In order to register for Music Research, Now! please fill in the online registration form at:


The registration deadline is Friday January 8, 2015.

The seminar program will be published on this website on January 15, 2015.

The speakers will also be notified by e-mail.

For more information please contact Dr Kimi Kärki, (Department of Cultural History, University of Turku).

Organizer: The Department of Cultural History, University of Turku, in collaboration with the Departments of Musicology and Music Education at the University of Turku, the Department of Musicology at Åbo Akademi University, and the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC).