IIPC, Media Studies and Musicology Proudly Presents
Cold War, Aesthetics and Popular Culture
13.12 Sirkkala campus, University of Turku, Janus hall
13.00-13.15 Opening Words: Kari Kallioniemi: Different Cold Wars and their Cultural/Aesthetical Elements
13.15-14.00 Eva Näripea: Otherness in Grigori Kromanov’s The Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel (1979): Bending Genre and Gender
14.00-14.45 John Williamson: The Rearguard of the Revolution? Communism, the state and musicians in Britain at the start of the Cold War.
15.15 Snapshots of Cold War Aesthetics in Popular Culture
Pertti Grönholm: Talking machines and total destruction in science fiction
Laura Antola: Soviet Super-Soldiers vs. The Avengers: Superheroes and the end of the Cold War
Kimmo Laine: Cold War Film Compositions
Kimmo Ahonen: Invaders from Mars (1953) and the Fear of Brainwashing
Kari Kallioniemi: ’When the Wind Blows’: Culture and Aesthetics of British Cold War Invasion Fantasies
17.00-18.00 Screening of document ‘Billy Bragg Goes to Moscow’ (dir. Hannu Puttonen, 1989, 45 min.) The director will introduce the piece.
Assessment: 5 op (ECTS) essay, lecture diary or lecture pass (2 op)
If you are interested of submitting an essay or lecture diary, a student can contact the teacher responsible of the marking: Paavo Oinonen (Cultural History), Laura Saarenmaa (Media Studies, METU1051, METU0146), Kari Kallioniemi, Musicology