26 April 2012, 4 pm. – Professor Amy Herzog (New York City University): The Pornographic Arcades Project: Adaptation, Automation, and the Evolution of Times Square (1965-1975). Place: Pharmacity 1, Itäinen pitkäkatu 4, Turku.
Amy Herzog is Associate Professor of Media Studies and Coordinator of the Film Studies Program at Queens College, City University of New York. She is also on the doctoral faculty of Film Studies and Theater at The CUNY Graduate Center, and serves as co-General Editor of WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly). Her recent book, Dreams of Difference, Songs of the Same: The Musical Moment in Film (Minnesota, 2009), explores musical cinema through the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Her current research centers on the relationship between media technologies and urban space. For further information see http://qc-cuny.academia.edu/AmyHerzog
12 April 2012, 4 pm. – Professor Martin Cloonan (University of Glasgow): Researching Live Music in the UK: Some findings. Place: Seminar room Hovi, Musicology, Kaivokatu 12, Turku.
20 March 2012, 12 pm. – Dr Benita Heiskanen (Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Turku): Between Urban Margins and Centers: The Spatial Practice of Boxing. Place: Janus Auditorium, Kaivokatu 12, 1st floor, Turku.
17-18 February 2012. – Opening seminar of the PhD Programme for Popular Culture Studies (PPCS).
University of Turku, Main Building, Lecture Hall II:
12-12:15 pm Director of PPCS, Professor Hannu Salmi (Cultural History, University of Turku): Introducing the Programme
12:15-1 pm Docent Kari Kallioniemi (Cultural History, University of Turku): ‘Some Cultural Historical Thoughts on Studying and Researching Popular Culture — Alain Resnais and the Joy of (Mass) Culture’
1-1:45 pm Panel Discussion: The State of Popular Culture Studies in Finland
Chair: Professor John Richardson (Musicology, University of Turku), the panelists come from the PPCS Board
1:45-2:15 pm coffee
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7 January 2012, 12 pm. – Public disputation: Lauri Keskinen’s PhD thesis on sports history. Opponent: Arto Nevala (University of Eastern Finland). Place: Janus Auditorium, Kaivokatu 12, 1st floor, Turku.
New books will be launched on 30 November 2011, 4-6 pm at Janus Auditorium (Kaivokatu 12). These works are John Richardson’s An Eye for Music: Popular Music and The Audiovisual Surreal (Oxford UP 2011) and Susanna Paasonen’s Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography (MIT Press 2011). Welcome!
11-12 May 2011. – International Symposium on Audiovisual Performance and Embodiment. Organized together with the Department of Musicology, University of Turku.
28 May 2011 at 12 am. – Public disputation: Outi Hakola’s PhD thesis Rhetoric of Death and Generic Addressing of Viewers in American Living Dead Films. Opponent: Professor Kendall R. Phillips (Syracuse University). Place: Tauno Nurmela Auditorium, University of Turku, Main Building.
The third volume of IIPC Publications Series is now online. The book Imaginary Japan: Japanese Fantasy in Contemporary Popular Culture has been edited by Eija Niskanen from the University of Helsinki. IIPC Publication Series is a refereed online series for monographs, edited collections and conference proceedings. The series is open for all scholars of popular culture.