Finland 2011

Welcome to the First Annual Finland Popular Culture Association Summer School! The Summer School theme is “Breaking of Taboos of Study of Popular Culture.” We will welcome papers concerning the problems (methodological, institutional, cultural, regional etc.) of the study of popular, especially putting on emphasis on papers which valorize researchers/ teachers personal experiences in this area, for example, when confronting the academic world or media.

Deadline for proposals:  June 15th, 2011

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Keynote Speaker: Martin Cloonan, Professor of Popular Music Politics, University of Glasgow
Title: “‘Confessions of a Popular Music Scholar’–Some Reflections of Popular Music Studies and the Academy”

Airport transportation and ferry transportation to the island will be arranged.

Conveners: Docent Kari Kallioniemi, Professor Hannu Salmi


Summer School Registration: 100 € (Includes ferry-trip to Seili Island, morning and afternoon food and drinks breaks; accomodation; lunch and dinner)

Organizational Information: PCA-Finland is a Scandinavian branch of forthcoming Popular Culture Association Europe and regional affiliate of the ACA and PCA. PCA-Finland will be organizing conferences together with European branch located in Cambridge/London. Its first annual summer school will be held in Turku, Finland, in August 2011. See description of Turku, location of International Popular Culture Conference 2009 and The European Cultural Capital of 2011, here.