EUPOP 2017 deadline & keynotes

Today is the final deadline for the EUPOP 2017. If you still want in, write immediately to
Full cfp:
The keynotes will be:
Dr Kimi Kärki (University of Turku, Finland): Totalitarian Alternative Futures and the Fascination of Nazi Aesthetics
Dr Paul Mountfort (Auckland University of Technology, New Zeland): Cosplay, Photography and Fan Capital
Dr Melanie Williams (University of East Anglia, UK): Movie Gear and Gear Movies: Fashion’s Relationship With British Cinema in the 1960s

“Muhammad Ali, King of the Inauthentic”, May 18

Professori Gerald Early, Washington University“Muhammad Ali, King of the Inauthentic”

Torstaina, 18.5.2017, klo 11:15–12:45

Turun yliopisto, Janus-Sali

Yhdysvaltain mustien kulttuurin tutkimuksen kärkinimi, professori Gerald Early, on ”Ali in Un/Expected Spaces” -symposiumin pääpuhuja. Prof. Early on tutkinut Yhdysvaltain mustien kulttuuria mm. jazzin, Motownin, baseballin sekä ammattinyrkkeilyn kautta. Lisäksi hän on tutkinut Malcolm X:n, Martin Luther King jr:n, Muhammad Alin ja Sammy Davis jr:n kaltaisten merkkihenkilöiden kulttuurista symbolismia.

Earlyn keskeisiä teoksia ovat

· Cambridge Companion to Boxing (tulossa)

· Rhapsodies in Black: Music and Words from the Harlem Renaissance (2002)

· Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis Jr. Story (2001) [Grammy-ehdokas]

· The Muhammad Ali Reader (1998)

· How the War in the Streets Is Won: Poems on the Quest of Love and Faith (1995)

· One Nation Under Groove: Motown & American Culture (1994, 2004)

· The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Prizefighting, Literature, and Modern American Culture (1994) [National Book Critics Circle Award -voittaja]

· Daughters: On Family and Fatherhood (1994)

· Life with Daughters: Watching the Miss America Pageant (1990)

· Tuxedo Junction: Essays on American Culture (1989)
Prof. Early on Emmy-palkitun ohjaaja ja tuottaja Ken Burnsin historiallisten dokumenttielokuvien luottoasiantuntija. Dokumenteista tunnetuimpia ovat elokuvasarjat The War (”Amerikkalaiset sodassa”, 2007, nähty myös Ylellä), Jazz (2001) ja Baseball (1994). Early toimii kommentaattorina National Public Radion (NPR) suositussa ohjelmassa Fresh Air.

Lukuisista virallisista tunnustuksista mainittakoon esimerkiksi Lifetime Achievement Award (St. Louis American Foundation, 2012), Lifetime Achievement in the Arts (Webster Groves Arts Commission, 2009) sekä Arts and Excellence in the Arts Award (Education Council, St. Louis, Missouri 2008). Mutta kenties prof. Earlyn työn merkitystä yhdysvaltalaisen kulttuurin hyväksi kuvaa parhaiten se, että hänen tähtensä on valettu St. Louisin Walk of Fame –kävelykadulle!

 Luento on kaikille avoin. Tervetuloa!

Luento on osa Pohjois-Amerikan tutkimuksen John Morton -keskuksen järjestämää “Ali in Un/Expected Spaces”-symposiumia, joka järjestetään Janus-salissa 17–19.5.2017. IIPC on symposiumin osajärjestäjä. Opiskelijat voivat saada osallistumisesta merkinnän luentopassiin.



CFP: Affective Politics of Social Media Symposium

CFP: Affective Politics of Social Media Symposium
University of Turku, Finland, October 12-13 2017
Confirmed keynote speakers: Crystal Abidin (Jönköping University / Curtin University), Kath Albury (Swinburne University of Technology), Nancy Baym (Microsoft Research New England) and Ben Light (University of Salford)
From clickbaits to fake news, heated Facebook exchanges, viral Twitter messages and Tinder swipes, the landscape of social media is rife with affective intensities of varying speeds and lengths. Affect, as the capacity to relate, impress and be impressed, creates dynamic connections between human and nonhuman bodies. Zooming in on these connections, their intensities, rhythms, and trajectories in the context of networked communications, Affective Politics of Social Media asks how affect circulates, generates value, fuels political action, feeds conflict and reconfigures the categories of gender, sexuality and race through and across social media platforms.
Multiple analytical avenues have already been laid out for doing this, from Jodi Dean’s examination of affect and drive to Tarleton Gillespie’s analysis of the politics of platforms, Adi Kuntsman’s examination of “webs of hate” and Zizi Papacharissi’s discussion of affective publics as contagious articulations of feeling that bring forth more or less temporary sense of community and connection. Building on a growing body of work on “networked affect”, this two-day symposium features keynotes exploring the affective labour of social media influencers, the automation and quantification of the intimate, the netiquette of hook-up apps and the dynamics of music stardom and fandom, and invites contributions connected to affect and social media in relation to
• collective action and political activism

• sexual cultures and practices

• harassment, hate and resistance

• affective rhythms, intensities and investments

• popular culture and everyday life
In order to facilitate participation, the symposium has no registration fee but pre-registrations are required. To propose a paper, please send a 300-word abstract and short bio (max. 100 words) to by June 9, 2017. Registrations will be made available in August 2017.
Organized by Department of Media Studies, IIPC, the International Institute for Popular Culture & DIGIN, Research Network on Digital Interaction at University of Turku and the Department of Gender Studies at Åbo Akademi University
Conference website:
Organizing group: Susanna Paasonen, Kaisu Hynnä, Katariina Kyrölä, Mari Lehto, Mari Pajala & Valo Vähäpassi