Stardom Studies Revisited: seminar 2.12.2022

Welcome to a half-day seminar on stars and stardom:

Stardom Studies Revisited
Friday 2.12.2022, 12.00-16.00 (UTC+2)
University of Turku, Arcanum ARC355/357 and Zoom

John Richardson: opening words
John Mercer: Acting Like a Man: Rock Hudson’s Performance of Masculinity
Hannu Salmi: Yves Montand’s Tour of the Eastern Bloc: Transnational Stardom in 1956/57

coffee break

Nadya Ostroff: The Three Perspectives of Stardom: A Tool to Examine Stardom
Meri Kytö: Zeki Müren’s Voice, Polite Affectivity and Cultural Intimacy
Erik Steinskog: Beyoncé and Afrofuturism

You can join us in person or via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 684 1548 6235

The seminar is organized by the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC) and the research project Movie Making Finland.


IIPC Debate 8 December

IPC Debate 117, Thursday 8.12. 16-18, Cal1 (Calonia Building, University of Turku).

Write it Down! Transmitting the Feminist Protocols of Social Change

Associate Professor Carrie Rentschler (McGill University)

Abstract: Based on a current project that digitally documents and archives student activism against gender violence on campus – the Feminist Student News And Protest (SNAP) Archive – this talk focuses on the identification and creation of “grey literatures” as key media artifacts of feminist cultural memory.  Student activists document their protocols in “how-to” guides, training manuals, and anti-oppression curricula that model practice and thinking, in ways that become transmissible to others. Drawing on the manuals we have collected, and other internal documentation around social change work, this talk analyzes the forms of “feminist counter-conduct” (Murphy 2012, 29) and standards of practice that students and other folks formulate for how to, for instance, work with survivors of gender violence, among other forms of advocacy labor. Through the materials, we trace the histories of situated feminist social change through the popular (and not-so-popular) media practices they create to transmit their practices over time, to unknown agents in the future.

Bio: Carrie Rentschler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies and an Associate Member of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies at McGill University.  Her research examines feminist movements, social media and mobile networking technologies, and the politics of response, care, and witnessing around gender violence. She is the author of Second Wounds: Victims’ Rights and the Media (Duke UP, 2011) and co-editor of Girlhood and the Politics of Place (Berghahn Books, 2016). Her current projects examine emerging models of social change around bystander media cultures, and the digital archiving of student media activism. A researcher with Type 1 diabetes, she also studies technology and self-quantification among Type 1 diabetics.

Music Research, Now! / Musiikintutkimus, Nyt! / Musikforskning, Nu!

January 27, 2023
Åbo Akademi
Helikon, Arken (Fabriksgatan 6)

Hello, it’s me. -Adele

The 12th 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. We are aiming for an in-person meeting (with sensible health precautions in place), and the event is as per usual free of charge.

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.

This cfp is written in English, but papers are invited in Finnish and Swedish in addition to English. Make sure your proposed headline is in the same language you intend to present with!

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 13, 2023.

The seminar program will be sent to the speakers via email.
For more information, please write to the event organizer: