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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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