IIPC debate 26 April 2012

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


Opening seminar of PPCS

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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Book Launch at IIPC

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!