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The Cultures of Popular Culture

Biennial conference of the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern Languages, Literary and Cultural Studies

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Publié le lundi 02 septembre 2013 par Luigia Parlati

Résumé

Just as the term Popular Culture describes the widest range of practices, Popular Culture Studies cover the most heterogeneous objects. While this very diversity makes it exciting as a research field, it presents a challenge in terms of methods and approaches. To promote scientific exchanges at international level, Popular Culture Studies need elements of comparability and theorization. The biennial conference of the Royal Irish Academy, hosted by the School of Modern Languages at Queen’s University Belfast, intends to offer a forum for discussion between academics, teaching and researching in the fields of Popular Cultures. It will consider the benefits of studying Popular Cultures in Modern Languages Studies and seek to map current areas of research. It presents a distinctive opportunity to discuss corpora and contrast approaches.

Annonce

Argument

Popular Culture has long been absent from the syllabus, eschewed by researchers and viewed condescendingly sometimes even by its most adept practitioners. It has come a long way to become the thriving academic discipline it is today. Just as the term Popular Culture describes the widest range of practices, Popular Culture Studies cover the most heterogeneous objects. While this very diversity makes it exciting as a research field, it presents a challenge in terms of methods and approaches.

To promote scientific exchanges at international level, Popular Culture Studies need elements of comparability and theorization. The biennial conference of the Royal Irish Academy, hosted by the School of Modern Languages at Queen’s University Belfast, intends to offer a forum for discussion between academics, teaching and researching in the fields of Popular Cultures. It will consider the benefits of studying Popular Cultures in Modern Languages Studies and seek to map current areas of research. It presents a distinctive opportunity to discuss corpora and contrast approaches.

Keynote Speaker Professor Diana Holmes (Leeds): ‘On Popular Cultures and the Middlebrow’

Themes

Topics for discussion include but are not restricted to:

  • Translation and interpretation of Popular Culture
  • Cultural icons and cultural iconicity
  • Popular cultures as media cultures
  • Visual and digital cultures
  • Teaching Popular Cultures in their original language
  • Cultural categories, normativity, canonicity
  • Consensualism, sensationalism and mass appeal
  • Global mainstream cultures and resistance
  • Fetishism, tosh and trash
  • Self-reflexivity and parody
  • Mass education
  • Sport cultures and the body
  • Democratic culture and satire
  • Folk cultures

Submission guidelines

Papers (to be given in English) are welcome on topics relating to popular cultures in any area of Modern Languages Studies. Postgraduate research students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Please send 200-word proposals

by the 1st of October 2013 

to the conference organisers:

For further information and updates about the conference please visit http://blogs.qub.ac.uk/popularculture/.

Lieux

  • School of Modern Languages, Queen's University Belfast - 10, University Square
    Belfast, Grande-Bretagne

Dates

  • mardi 01 octobre 2013

Mots-clés

  • cultures populaires, langues étrangères, méthodologie, canons, théorie

Contacts

  • Dominique Jeannerod
    courriel : d [dot] jeannerod [at] qub [dot] ac [dot] uk

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Dominique Jeannerod
    courriel : d [dot] jeannerod [at] qub [dot] ac [dot] uk

Pour citer cette annonce

« The Cultures of Popular Culture », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le lundi 02 septembre 2013, http://calenda.org/257943