Event: IV International SELICUP Conference. PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF POPULAR CULTURE: SPACES AND CONTEXTS
Date and Venue: 20-22 October 2010, University of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
Short Description: SELICUP, the Spanish Association of Literary Studies in Popular Culture, is pleased to announce its 4th international conference to be held at the University of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The global topic chosen for the conference is “Past, present and future of popular culture: spaces and contexts”.
Proposals (in English, Spanish or Catalan) are to be submitted by 15 May 2010. The conference will prioritise the following thematic lines although proposals relating to any of the diverse SELICUP interests will also be considered:
1. POPULAR CULTURE AND TEACHING
■ Methodological approaches fostering the use of popular culture as a teaching tool
■ ‘Culture’ vs ‘culture’: perpetuation in society, deconstruction in teaching?
■ Cultural studies: its place in the education system and Academia
■ Educational reforms and popular culture

2. POPULAR CULTURE IN THE GLOBALISATION ERA: LOCAL IDENTITIES
■ The effects of globalisation on popular culture
■ Popular culture and the audiovisual media
■ The demands of local cultures and identities in the 21st century
■ New forms of popular culture in the globalised world
■ Birth, development and local adaptation of ‘slow’ movements

3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE
■ Poststructuralist, postmodern and postcolonial views on popular culture
■ Theoretical articulations of culture. Key voices and critical debates
■ Cultural theory/ies and practice/s

4. MINORITIES/MULTICULTURALISM: DECONSTRUCTION IN POPULAR CULTURE
■ Appropriation, subversion, deconstruction in/of popular culture
■ Representations of the subaltern in popular culture
■ The subaltern and popular culture consumption
■ Effects of multiculturalism on hegemonic cultures

5. LANGUAGE ( / TRANSLATION) AND POPULAR CULTURE
■ Movements for the revitalisation and defence of minority languages and cultures, as well non-standard language varieties
■ Manufacturing of languages or sub-languages in the fight for cultures and identities
■ Language-contact situations

6. TOURISM AND POPULAR CULTURE
■ The representation of cultural identity in tourist promotion: stereotyping, exoticising, otherness
■ Tourism and communities in contact: development and transformation of popular culture
■ Tourism and its impact on the visitor: travel literature

Theme(s): Popular culture and teaching; local identities; critical theory; minorities; language; tourism
Contact Details: Dr José I. Prieto-Arranz. E-mail: jose-igor.prieto@uib.es
Invited Speakers: Two keynote speakers have already confirmed attendance: Dr Josephine Dolan (University of the West of England, Bristol) and Dr Slávka Tomáščiková (P. J. Safarik University, Košice, Slovakia)
Registration: Please visit www.selicup2010.org for registration details and applicable fees

Posted by: José I. Prieto Arranz on Nov 06, 09 | 7:37 am

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