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[Commlist] CFP for EUPOP 2019

Wed Mar 06 22:11:44 GMT 2019


Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, July 16th – 18th, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 26th April, 2019

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the eighth
annual international conference of the European Popular Culture
Association (EPCA), to be held at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick),
Ireland, July 16th – 18th, 2019.

EUPOP 2019 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.

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 turmoil in European identity, union, its
borders and divisions are portrayed in popular cultural themes and

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 2019 will be encouraged to develop their
papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including
the EPCA’s Journal of European Popular Culture. 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 Marcus Free ((Marcus.Free /at/ by 26.04.2019.
Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail, and the decision
of acceptance will be notified within two weeks of submission. Early
submissions are welcome.

The conference draft program will be announced in May 2019, 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 dinner, wine reception, and
EPCA Membership (includes subscription to the European Journal of
Popular Culture, Intellect Press). Inexpensive student accommodation
and other options at special rates will be advertised shortly.

The keynote speakers:

Dr Seán Crosson (Huston School of Film and Media, National University
of Ireland, Galway)
Dr Debbie Ging (School of Communications, Dublin City University)
Professor Diane Negra (Film Studies and Screen Culture, University
College Dublin)

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

EUPOP 2019 is organised by:
European Popular Culture Association (EPCA):
International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC):

Kind Regards,

EPCA President, Kari Kallioniemi, (kakallio /at/
EPCA Vice-President, Pamela Church Gibson, (pamelachurchgibson /at/
EPCA Secretary, Kimi Kärki, (kierka /at/
EPCA Treasurer, Pekka Kolehmainen, (pmkole /at/

EPCA Membership Secretary, Graham Roberts, (grahamroberts83 /at/
Local Organiser Contact: Marcus Free, (Marcus.Free /at/

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