IIPC Debate 14 November

IIPC Debate #49

Musicologist, Composer Miguel Mera (City University, London): “Inglo(u)rious Basterdisation: Tarantino and the War Movie Mashup”

Thu 14 November

4 – 6 pm Arne Scheinin hall, Dentalia building, University of Turku. Address: Lemminkäisenkatu 2, Turku

This presentation will explore ways in which the music in Inglourious Basterds represents a continuation of Quentin Tarantino’s working methods, and a shift in aesthetic approach through the application of layers of appropriative meaning that are synonymous with the popular music practice known as mashup. In Inglourious Basterds multiple references do not exist solely through ironic parallelism, emphasizing counterpoint or defamiliarization, but rather seek the true goal of mashup culture which is pluralism. One of the most commonly critiqued aspects of the film is that it rewrites the ending of World War II creating an alternate version of the Holocaust in which Hitler and his high command officers are burned alive. Tarantino’s film is not only a mashup of war movie clichés and characters but also explores how film shapes audiences understanding of fact. Tarantino stated: ‘I like the idea that it’s the power of cinema that fights the Nazis. But not even as a metaphor – as a literal reality.’ Within this context, the references to music from the spaghetti western sub-genre allow historical liberties to become a reflection on the metamorphosis of fact into myth. I will argue that there is a moral consequence to the audience’s cathartic response that forces it to confront its own spectatorial position. In this sense, Inglourious Basterds ultimately problematizes the nature of historical (mis)representation in war movies.

Upcoming IIPC events, fall 2013:

22.11. Fri: Seminar “Urheilu ja globalisaatio”: Benita Heiskanen, Markku Jokisipilä, John Richardson, Max Ryynänen, Riikka Turtiainen at 12 – 16 Educarium 3, Assistentinkatu 5, Turku. In Finnish.

13.12. Fri: IIPC Debate #50 J. Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California): 10-12 am Janus hall, Kaivokatu 12, Turku: “Going Gaga”

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Urheilu ja globalisaatio

Puolipäiväseminaari: Urheilu ja globalisaatio

aika: pe 22.11.2013, klo 12-16.

paikka: luentosali Educarium 3, Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5, Turku.

Turun yliopistossa järjestetään perjantaina 22.11. monitieteinen seminaari “Urheilu ja globalisaatio”. Seminaarin alustajina toimii urheilukulttuuriin perehtyneitä tutkijoita ja asiantuntijoita Turun yliopistosta ja Aalto-yliopistosta. Nyrkkeilyä, jalkapalloa, olympialaisia, televisiota ja sosiaalista mediaa käsittelevät esitelmät lähestyvät modernia, globaalia kilpaurheilua ideologian, politiikan, performatiivisuuden ja estetiikan näkökulmista.

12:15 Avajaissanat: Markku Jokisipilä (yliopistonlehtori, FT, Baltic Sea Region Studies, Turun yliopisto)

12:20 Markku Jokisipilä (yliopistonlehtori, FT, Baltic Sea Region Studies, Turun yliopisto): “KOK ja kisojen televisiointioikeudet – idealismista kapitalismiin”

12:50 John Richardson (professori, musiikkitiede, Turun yliopisto): ”Local and Global Meanings of London Olympics Opening Ceremony”

13:20 Max Ryynänen (visuaalisen kulttuurin lehtori, FT, Aalto-yliopisto): “Taidejalkapallo”

13:50 Kahvitauko

14:15 Benita Heiskanen (kollegiumtutkija, PhD, Turun yliopisto): “Urheiludiplomatiaa ja sotapropagandaa – nyrkkeily ideologian välikappaleena”

14:45 Riikka Turtiainen (yliopisto-opettaja, FT, Kulttuurituotannon ja maisemantutkimuksen koulutusohjelma, Turun yliopisto): “Mustien panttereiden tervehdyksestä sateenkaarikynsiin – Urheilijat vaikuttajina sosiaalisen median aikakaudella”

15:15 Loppukeskustelu

15:45 Seminaari päättyy

Seminaarin järjestää monitieteinen populaarikulttuurin tutkimuskeskus IIPC (International Institute for Popular Culture).

Tervetuloa!

https://iipcblog.wordpress.com/

Tulevia IIPC:n järjestämiä vierailuluentoja loppuvuonna 2013:

to 14.11. IIPC Debate #49: Miguel Mera (City University, London) 4 – 6 pm Seminar room Hovi: “Inglo(u)rious Basterdisation: Tarantino and the War Movie Mashup”

pe 13.12. IIPC Debate #50: J. Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California) 10 – 12 am Janus Hall: “Going Gaga”

IIPC Debate 5 November

IIPC Debate #48

Michael Drewett (Sociology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa): “Peter Gabriel and the Documentation of Human Rights Issues”.

Tue 5 November

Seminar room Hovi, Department of Musicology, University of Turku. Address: Kaivokatu 12, Turku (Sirkkala campus).

Welcome!

Upcoming IIPC Events Autumn 2013:

14.11. Thu: IIPC Debate #49: Miguel Mera (City University, London) 4 – 6 pm Seminar room Hovi: “Inglo(u)rious Basterdisation: Tarantino and the War Movie Mashup”

22.11. Fri: Seminar “Urheilu ja globalisaatio”: Benita Heiskanen, Markku Jokisipilä, John Richardson, Max Ryynänen, Riikka Turtiainen at 12 – 16 Educarium 3. In Finnish.

13.12. Fri: IIPC Debate #50: J. Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California) 10 – 12 am Janus Hall: “Going Gaga”

IIPC Research Clinic #4

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IIPC Research Clinic #4

The IIPC organises research clinics, which serve as thematic discussion forums and platforms for planning joint research projects. The fourth clinic focuses on Thatcherism, Neo-Liberalism and Popular Culture. The presentations will be in Finnish.

THATCHERISMI, POPULAARIKULTTUURI JA UUSLIBERALISMI

IIPC:n neljäs Research Clinic järjestetään keskiviikkona 30.10.2013 klo 16–19. Tapahtuman paikkana on Turun yliopiston Minerva-rakennuksen (Kaivokatu 12) seminaarihuone E123. Tämänkertaisen klinikan teema on ”Thatcherismi, populaarikulttuuri ja uusliberalismi”.

Tapahtumassa kuullaan kolme puheenvuoroa, minkä jälkeen seminaarin teemoista keskustellaan pienryhmätyöskentelyn muodossa. Alustajina ovat dosentti, apulaisprofessori Suvi Salmenniemi Turun yliopiston Sosiologian oppiaineesta; dosentti, yliopistonlehtori Kari Kallioniemi Turun yliopiston Kulttuurihistorian oppiaineesta sekä tutkija Rami Mähkä Turun yliopiston Kulttuurihistorian oppiaineesta.

OHJELMA:

16.15–16.45   Kari Kallioniemi: ”Thatcherismi ja populaarikulttuuri – johdatus aiheeseen”
16.45–17.15   Suvi Salmenniemi:  ”Mitä thatcherismi voi kertoa nyky-Suomesta?”
17.15–17.45   Rami Mähkä: “Thatcherismi ja 1980-luku brittiläisessä televisiossa ja elokuvassa”

17.45–18.00   Tauko

18.00–19.00   Keskustelu ja pienryhmätyöskentely

Tilaisuus on kaikille avoin. Tervetuloa!

Lisätietoja: Kari Kallioniemi <kari.kallioniemi@utu.fi>

Week 42: Two IIPC Debates, a symposium and a book launch

Next week (42) will be a busy one for the IIPC and popular culture studies at the University of Turku: two IIPC Debates, an IIPC affiliated symposium and a book launch!

IIPC Debate #46

Stan Hawkins (University of Oslo): “Hyperembodiment and Agency in the Pop Video”

Wed 16 October
4–6 pm Janus Hall

IIPC Debate #47

Caryl Flinn (University of Michigan): “Not Productive: The Queer Forms of Kitsch”

Fri 18 October
4-6 pm Janus Hall

Between these, there are two further IIPC affiliated events:

Queer Sounds and Spaces symposium
Keynote speakers: Caryl Flinn (University of Michigan), Stan Hawkins (University of Oslo), Freya Jarman (University of Liverpool). http://www.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/hum/yksikot/musiikkitiede/ajankohtaista/Sivut/queer-symposium.aspx

Thu 17 October, Arje Schein Hall
Dentalia building

Right after the symposium, there will be a book launch in the neighbouring Janus Hall:
Book launch for The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics, edited by John Richardson, Claudia Gorbman and Carol Vernallis.

Thu 17 October 7.30 pm
Janus Hall lobby area

Upcoming IIPC debates Autumn 2013:

5.11. Tue: Michael Drewett (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa) 4 – 6 pm Hovi: “Peter Gabriel and the documentation of human rights issues”

14.11. Thu: Miguel Mera (City University, London) 4 – 6 pm Hovi: “Inglo(u)rious Basterdisation: Tarantino and the War Movie Mashup”

13.12. Fri: J. Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California): 10-12 am Janus Hall: “Going Gaga”

IIPC Debate 26 September

IIPC Debate #45

Michael Drewett (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa): EXPLORING ’SPACE’ IN CENSORSHIP BATTLES: THE CASE OF POPULAR MUSIC IN APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

Thu 26 September 4-6 pm.

Seminar room Hovi, Department of Musicology, University of Turku. Address: Kaivokatu 12, Turku (Sirkkala campus).

Abstract: A part of the apartheid state’s attempt to maintain hegemony in South Africa was through censorship. The terrain of popular music was no exception. This paper considers popular music censorship by means of the metaphor of space as both a real and imagined area of contest. It is argued that censorship involved contests over the use of space, and those involved in the contest sought to reposition themselves according to the most suitable strategies available to them. Influenced particularly by the work of Pierre Bourdieu, the analysis of contest posited in this paper extends beyond simple binary conceptions of struggle. Throughout the apartheid era resistant musicians worked within the context of social movements to devise means of overcoming censorship and making themselves heard. They proved that agency is possible, even in contexts of severe repression. Despite apartheid censorship, creative and meaningful spaces of resistance were discovered and successfully manipulated.

Professor Drewett is the IIPC Visiting Fellow for Autumn 2013, more details below.

Upcoming IIPC Debates:

16.10. Wed: Stan Hawkins (University of Oslo) 4 – 6 pm Janus Hall: “Hyperembodiment and Agency in the Pop Video”

18.10. Fri: Debate Caryl Flinn (University of Michigan) 4 -6 pm Janus: “The Emotional Work of the Hollywood Musical”

5.11. Tue: Michael Drewett (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa) 4 – 6 pm Hovi: [TBC]

14.11. Thu: Miguel Mera (City University, London) 4 -6 Hovi: “Inglo(u)rious Basterdisation: Tarantino and the War Movie Mashup”

IIPC Debate 17 September

IIPC Debate #44

Morten Michelsen (University of Copenhagen): “Taste Cultures and Popular Music Criticism”

Tue 17 September 4-6 pm.

Seminar room Hovi, Department of Musicology, University of Turku. Address: Kaivokatu 12, Turku (Sirkkala campus).

Morten Michelsen is associate professor in musicology in the Arts and Cultural Studies Department at the University of Copenhagen. He has focused on popular music, e.g. in a book on US and UK rock criticism (Rock Criticism from the Beginning, 2005), in one on Danish rock culture (Rock in Denmark, 2013), and in shorter analyses of the music of Björk, Bowie, Metallica, and Michael Jackson with a focus on the sound parameter. Michelsen is also engaged in the establishment of the research field of sound studies in Denmark and in Europe. Right now he is chair of the European Sound Studies Association ESSA and member or head of a series of research projects concerned with sound and radio. His special focus here is interbellum music-radio relations.

Welcome!