Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the seventh annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the Charles University, Prague (Celetná 20), July 24th – 26th, 2018.
EUPOP 2018 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: 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. A special emphasis this year will be on the idea of European Identity in all its diversity.
Papers and Complete Panels for all strands will be subject to peer review. Proposals for individual 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 2018 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including the EPCA’s Journal of European Popular Culture. In addition, we are hoping to produce an edited collection of essays. Journal editors will be working closely with strand convenors – a full list of Intellect journals is available at:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 27/02/2018. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.
The conference draft program will be announced in May 2018, along with the conference registration and accommodation details. The likely conference fee will be 100 euros (student), and 150 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 will be announced in early 2018.
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 2018 is organised by:
- European Popular Culture Association (EPCA): https://epcablog.wordpress.com/
- International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC): http://iipc.utu.fi/
- EPCA President, Kari Kallioniemi, email@example.com
- EPCA Vice-President, Pamela Church Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- EPCA Secretary, Kimi Kärki, email@example.com
- EPCA Treasurer, Pekka Kolehmainen, firstname.lastname@example.org
- EPCA Membership Secretary, Graham Roberts, email@example.com
- Local organizer contact: Karel Šima, Karel.sima@Ff.cuni.cz (Charles University, Prague)