Tuesday, March 5, 2013

EUPOP 2013 Call for Papers on Love and Romance, Gender and Sexuality

The inaugural conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EUPOP) took place last July in London and will this year take place in Turku, Finland from 31 July-2 August. I attended the conference last year and blogged about it here and here, and Pamela Church-Gibson, who organised last year's conference, also offered a review of the conference.While there were some teething problems with the first conference, it was a valuable experience and the organisation and the conference are, I think, worth being involved in.

This year, I am co-organising two strands at the Turku conference, one on love and romance in popular culture (with An Goris) and the other on gender and sexuality in popular culture (with Claire Jenkins). The deadline for 250 word abstracts is 25 March, and paper proposal on any media (film, music, TV, print) and any period are welcome.




EUPOP 2013 – PCA Europe Annual Conference
University of Turku
31 July – 2 August 2013
Strand: Love and Romance in Popular Culture
CFP Deadline: 25 March 2013


Individual paper and panel contributions are invited for a special thematic strand on love and romance in popular culture at the second yearly international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), organised with the Popular Culture Association Finland (PCA-Finland) and the International Institute for Popular Culture, IIPC.

We invite papers exploring any aspect of love or romance in any form of European popular culture, including but not limited to:

·         Representations of romantic love in popular culture
·         Studies of popular romance
·         Explorations of the romantic comedy
·         Historical approaches to love and romance in popular texts
·         Gender and Love/Romance
·         Considerations of love, romance and race/ethnicity
·         Sexuality and Love/Romance – queerness in romance
·         Love and Transgression
·         Subverting romance
·         Romance and (trans)nationalism – is love universal?
·         Loving beyond borders
·         Love, romance and the body
·         Love and romance on the internet
·         Representations of intimacy
·         Explorations of platonic love
·         Love, romance and religion

The closing date for this call is 25 March 2013. Please submit 250 word paper or panel proposals to: amy.burge@york.ac.uk

There will be opportunities for networking, publishing and developing caucus groups within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2013 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including the Journal of European Popular Culture, the journal of the EPCA. Journal editors will be working closely with strand convenors – a full list of Intellect journals is available at: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/index/. General enquiries about the conference should be directed to: kakallio@utu.fi.




EUPOP 2013 – PCA Europe Annual Conference
University of Turku
31 July – 2 August 2013
Strand: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture
CFP Deadline: 25 March 2013


Individual paper and panel contributions are invited for a special thematic strand on gender and sexuality in popular culture at the second yearly international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), organised with the Popular Culture Association Finland (PCA-Finland) and the International Institute for Popular Culture, IIPC.

We invite papers exploring any aspect of gender and sexuality in any form of European popular culture, including but not limited to:

·         Queerness in popular culture
·         Transgenderism in popular culture
·         Sexualisation in popular media
·         The body in popular culture
·         Historical approaches to popular gender and sexuality
·         Masculinity in popular culture
·         European sex media
·         Sex education in popular culture
·         Sexuality, gender and technology
·         Representations of gender, sexuality and health in popular culture
·         Religious approaches to gender and sexuality
·         Gender, sexuality and race/ethnicity
·         Sexuality on the internet
·         Feminism in/and popular culture
·         Gender, sexuality and language
·         Gender, sexuality and power

The closing date for this call is 25 March 2013. Please submit 250 word paper or panel proposals to: amy.burge@york.ac.uk or c.jenkins@bathspa.ac.uk.

There will be opportunities for networking, publishing and developing caucus groups within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2013 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including the Journal of European Popular Culture, the journal of the EPCA. Journal editors will be working closely with strand convenors – a full list of Intellect journals is available at: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/index/. General enquiries about the conference should be directed to: kakallio@utu.fi

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