About Kimi Kärki

Research Fellow: International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC, http://iipc.utu.fi/) & Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland

Music Research, Now!

Music Research, Now! / Musiikintutkimus, Nyt! / Musikforskning, Nu!
February 9, 2018

Department of Musicology, University of Turku

Janus Lecture Hall (Artium Building, Sirkkala Campus Area; Kaivokatu 12)
Hello, is it you I’m looking for…
The seventh 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 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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GuLdPCuJxg1NPNHTOo7MZiNBOFpt3tgohX2kcAL6yrM/edit
The registration deadline is Friday January 12, 2018.
The seminar program will be published on this website on February 1, 2018: 

http://www.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/hum/yksikot/musiikkitiede/ajankohtaista/Sivut/mrn-2018.aspx
The speakers will also be notified by e-mail.
For more information please contact one of the symposium secretaries Tuomas Auvinen (tuomas.a.auvinen (at) utu.fi).
Welcome!
On behalf of the organiser, the Department of Musicology, University of Turku
Anna-Elena Pääkölä, university teacher

Tuomas Auvinen, symposium secretary

Sanna Qvick, symposium secretary

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IIPC Debate 14 Nov

IIPC Debate #92
Tue Nov 14, 4-6 pm (Seminar room E325, Minerva building, University of Turku)
Dr Katherine Farrimond (University of Sussex): The Femme Fatale in Consumer Culture: Buying Glamour, Nostalgia and Feminism

‘Femme fatale’, a term most often associated with classical film noir, can also be found in consumer contexts from fashion magazine editorials and beauty products to sex toys and weapons. Despite this elasticity, there are points of gravity and attraction around which the term hovers in consumer culture: aspiration, agency, glamour, danger. In this paper, I examine instances of ‘femme fatale’ in consumer culture as indicative of the elasticity of retro culture, the uses to which certain nostalgic figurations can be put, and the relationship between (post)feminism and the past.

Biography
Katherine Farrimond is Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. Her monograph, The Contemporary Femme Fatale was published with Routledge in 2017, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on representations of girlhood, femininity, sexuality and the uses of the past in popular culture. She is book reviews editor for Feminist Theory Journal and co-editor of SEQUENCE.

IIPC Debate 16 Nov

IIPC Debate #93
Thu Nov 16, 16-18, Seminar room E123 (Minerva Building, Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

Grab them by the pussy: Fifty Shades Darker and the dominant white man in the age of Trump

Dr Anna-Elena Pääkkölä (University of Turku)

 

This debate raises issues surrounding two separate yet interrelated phenomena in popular culture today: Trump and emergent sexism, and the film Fifty Shades Darker (2017). While Fifty Shades has been considered a fairly harmless, soft-core sexual fantasy franchise similar to the Harlequin novels, its raging popularity during the 2010s raises questions as to why it became so popular so quickly. In 2016, secret recordings reveal then-candidate Trump referring to women in derogatory, sexist ways. At more or less at the same time, the trailer for Fifty Shades Darker shows a powerful white heterosexual man stalking a woman, audiovisually framed as a psychological thriller instead of a “rom-com” or a soft porn film. My presentation discusses the Fifty Shades franchise as a symptom of rising sexist attitudes in the sphere of popular culture, and what this tells us of the “crisis of masculinity” in present days circumstances.

 

Anna-Elena Pääkkölä is a university teacher and researcher in musicology at the University of Turku, who discussed the sounds of sadomasochistic erotica and in her PhD (Sound Kinks: Sadomasochistic Erotica in Audiovisual Music Performances, University of Turku, 2016). Her main research interests lie in popular music and culture, gender and queer studies, and audiovisual studies.

IIPC Debate 26 Oct

IIPC Debate #91
Thu Oct 26, 16-18, Seminar room Litzen, E117 (Minerva Building, Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

IIPC Visiting Professor Scott Henderson (Brock University, Canada): There’s No ‘E’ in Fuck: Language and Alliances in Saint-Etienne’s Music Scene

Scott Henderson is an Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University. He is also the Executive Director and co-founder of the Popular Culture Association of Canada. His research focuses on issues of identity and representation in popular culture and he is currently investigating the changing nature of music scenes within post-industrial cities, including St. Etienne, France, Hamilton, Ontario, and Glasgow, Scotland. He is also co-editing, with Barry Keith Grant, a forthcoming collection on comics to film adaptation. He has published work on Canadian film and television, youth culture, film and popular music, British cinema, and Canadian radio policy.

IIPC Debate 6 Oct

IIPC Debate #90
Fri Oct 6, 10-11.30 am, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

Jeff Chang (Stanford University): Institutionalized: The Second Global Generation Of Hip-Hop Scholarship

 

Hip-hop scholarship was once thought to be an oxymoron. Artists were already organic intellectuals capable of speaking for themselves. The notion of a hip-hop academy had the stink of a morgue. But through pioneering journalistic, ethnographic, musicological, and critical work of thinkers like Tricia Rose, Greg Tate, David Toop, Mark Anthony Neal, and many others, hip-hop had found its way into the academy by the late 1990s. Now, as hip-hop scholarship spreads global, what are the critical questions that face the field? How might the second generation of scholars extend and transform hip-hop’s unique praxis?

 

Jeff Chang is a writer and cultural critic who has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. Chang’s first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, garnered many honors, and was also translated into multiple languages. His other publications, e.g. Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America (2016) and his latest book We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation (2016), have equally received critical acclaim. Chang serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

HIP HOP ECOLOGIES AND POLITICS

HIP HOP ECOLOGIES AND POLITICS
5-6 October 2017 – University of Turku

 

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Janus Hall, Artium building, Sirkkala campus (Kaivokatu 12)
THURSDAY 5 October 2017

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome: John Richardson & Inka Rantakallio

10:45 – 12:30 Session 1 Hip hop pedagogies
Friederike Frost Cypher: Space, Meaning, and Movement in Breaking
Hannah Tornesjö Toy
Kristine Ringsager The Contradictions of Rap as a Resource within the Danish Welfare State’s Integration
Project

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:15 Session 2 Gender and politics
Charity Marsh Clear Lines: Powerful and Fierce Women in Hip Hop in Canada
Natalie Koutsougera ‘The Street can’t be Silenced’: Women and the Underground Rap Scene in Athens
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä Buns, Hun: On Race, Femininity, and Nicki Minaj’s Butt

15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon tea & coffee

15:45 – 17:00 Session 3 National and regional politics
Janne Rantala Rappers Challenging Official Memory in Mozambique with Political Ancestors
Dragana Cvetanovic … And What about Politically Engaged Rap in the Post-Yugoslav Region?

FRIDAY 5 October 2017

10:15 – 11:30 Keynote
Jeff Chang Institutionalized: The Second Global Generation of Hip-Hop Scholarship

11:30 – 12:00 Morning tea & coffee

12:00 – 13:15 Session 4 Ethnomusicology
Venla Sykäri Freestyle in the Ecology of Finnish Hip Hop: From Practical Reasons and Symbolic Value
to a Distinct Genre
Susanna Välimäki Environmentalism in Finnish Rap: An Ecomusicological Discussion

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 16:00 Session 5 History, religion and spirituality
Antti-Ville Kärjä Finnish Rap before Finnish Rap
Inka Rantakallio Religion in Finnish Rap Music
Ibrahim Abraham Black Magic across the Black Atlantic: A Spiritual Ecology of Hip Hop

16:00 – 16:30 Concluding discussion and future plans

EUPOP 2017 deadline & keynotes

Today is the final deadline for the EUPOP 2017. If you still want in, write immediately to  
pamelachurchgibson@gmail.com
Full cfp: https://epcablog.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/eupop-2017-deadline-april-17/
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