EUPOP 2020

22. – 24. 7. 2020, Jagiellonian University, deadline 29. 2. 2020

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the ninth annual international con-ference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at Jagiellonian Uni-versity, Kraków, Poland, July 22nd – 24th, 2020.

EUPOP 2020 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: Climate Change in Popular Culture, European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Costume and Performance, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture. We also welcome abstracts which reflect the various ways of how the idea of relationship between Europe and popular culture could be formed and how the current tur-moil in European identity (e.g. the legacy of totalitarianism and fascism), union, its borders and divisions are portrayed in popular cultural themes and contents.

Papers and complete panels for all strands will be subject to peer review. Proposals for individ-ual presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length, and those for panels limited to 90 minutes. In the latter case, please provide a short description of the panel along with individual abstracts. Poster presentations and video projections are also warmly welcomed.

There will be opportunities for networking and publishing within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2020 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intel-lect journals, including the EPCA’s Journal of European Popular Culture. A full list of Intellect journals is available at:

https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/index/

Proposals comprising a 300-word abstract, your full name, affiliation, and contact details (as a Word-file attachment, not a PDF) should be submitted to Kari Kallioniemi (kakallio@utu.fi) by 29.02.2020. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail, and the decision of ac-ceptance will be notified within two weeks of submission.
The conference draft program will be announced in May 2020, along with the conference regis-tration and accommodation details. The likely conference fee will be 150 euros (student), and 200 euros (other). The fee includes coffees, lunches, evening reception & dinner, and EPCA Membership (includes subscription to the European Journal of Popular Culture, Intellect Press).

The keynote speakers:
Dr Tomasz Z. Majkowski (Jagiellonian University)
Professor Mari Pajala (University of Turku)
Professor Małgorzata Sugiera (Jagiellonian University)

The European Popular Culture Association

The European Popular Culture Association (EPCA) promotes the study of popular culture from, in, and about Europe. Popular culture involves a wide range of activities, material forms and audiences. EPCA aims to examine and discuss these different aspects as they relate both to Europe and to Europeans across the globe, whether contemporary or historical.

EUPOP 2019 is organised by:

European Popular Culture Association (EPCA): http://epcablog.wordpress.com/

International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC): http://iipc.utu.fi/

Kind Regards,

EPCA President, Kari Kallioniemi, kakallio@utu.fi
EPCA Vice-President, Pamela Church Gibson, pamelachurchgibson@gmail.com
EPCA Secretary, Kimi Kärki, kierka@utu.fi
EPCA Membership Secretary, Graham Roberts, grahamroberts83@gmail.com
Local Organiser Contact: Anna Svetlova, annaswietlowa@gmail.com and Olga Grzelak,
olgagrzelak@gmail.com

Best,
Kimi


Kimi Kärki
PhD, Adjunct Professor (Title of Docent), Research Fellow
International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC)
http://iipc.utu.fi/

Talking Machines. Electronic voice and the interpretation of emotions and self-understanding in human-machine communication in 1960-2020 (Kone Foundation 2018-2020)
https://talkingmachinesproject.wordpress.com/

Cultural History
School of History, Culture and Arts Studies
FIN-20014 University of Turku
FINLAND