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EUPOP 2024: Borders

Posted: January 8th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia, July 1st – 3rd, 2024.
Deadline: 15th March, 2024

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the tenth annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia, July 1st – 3rd, 2024.

With the overarching theme of Borders, EUPOP 2025 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, Digital Culture, the idea of European identity and its relation to popular culture. A special emphasis, this year, will be on topics such as popular culture borders, politics, forms of propaganda and influencing, and methodological framings within cross-disciplinary thinking.

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 2024 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including the EPCA’s Journal of European Popular Culture. Journal editors will be working closely with strand convenors – a full list of Intellect journals is available at: http://www.intellectbooks.com

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 Dr Kimi Kärki ([email protected]) by 15th March, 2024. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail. The conference draft program will be announced in May 2024, along with the conference registration and accommodation details. The likely conference fee will be 150 euros (student), and 200 euros (other). The fee includes coffees, lunches, evening reception and dinner, and EPCA Membership (includes one sample issue European Journal of Popular Culture, Intellect Press). For details of conference fee payment, please contact EPCA Treasurer Tommi Iivonen ([email protected]).

The keynote speakers will be announced in early 2024.

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 2024 is organised by:

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

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

EPCA President, Kimi Kärki, [email protected]

EPCA Vice-President, Pamela Church Gibson, [email protected]

EPCA Secretary, Anna Peltomäki, [email protected]

EPCA Treasurer, Tommi Iivonen, [email protected]

EPCA Membership Secretary, Graham Roberts, [email protected]

Local organizer contact, Brigitta Davidjants, [email protected]



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