Moved from 2020 and 2021, due to the pandemic.
Jagiellonian University, July 14th – 16th, 2022
EXTENDED, FINAL DEADLINE: Tue the 19hth April, 2022
Individual paper and panel contributions (also online) are welcomed for the ninth annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, July 14th – 16th, 2022.
On the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the forthcoming EUPOP conference
Because of the Russian invasion to Ukraine, we are closely following the situation of our conference in Krakow. We are currently considering whether we will be able to offer a hybrid format for the conference. Poland is still a safe country to visit, and the academic events are a way to support local economy.
Our thoughts are with the brave people of Ukraine, and with the people in Krakow who are helping out with the refugee situation. We also support those scholars from Russia and Belarus who oppose their regimes, even if we cannot accept papers from the said countries under the circumstances.
If you wish to help, below you’ll find a list of trusted Ukrainian charities currently providing help and support to the endangered population. The list is hosted and updated by the Polish literary community and Ukrainian translators of Polish literature. Please consider a donation:
All accepted abstracts (originally for 2020 and 2021) will be good in 2022.
EUPOP 2022 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: Climate Change in Popular Culture, European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Costume and Performance, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture. We also welcome abstracts which reflect the various ways of how the idea of relationship between Europe and popular culture could be formed and how the current turmoil in European identity (e.g. the legacy of totalitarianism and fascism), union, its borders and divisions are portrayed in popular cultural themes and contents.
Papers and complete panels for all strands will be subject to peer review. Proposals for individual presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length, and those for panels limited to 90 minutes. In the latter case, please provide a short description of the panel along with individual abstracts. Poster presentations and video projections are also warmly welcomed.
There will be opportunities for networking and publishing within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2022 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including the EPCA’s Journal of European Popular Culture. A full list of Intellect journals is available at:
Proposals comprising a 300-word abstract, your full name, affiliation, and contact details (as a Word-file attachment, not a PDF) should be submitted to Kari Kallioniemi (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31.03.2022. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail, and the decision of acceptance will be notified within two weeks of submission.
The conference draft program will be announced in May 2022, along with the conference registration and accommodation details. The conference fee will be 150 euros (student), and 200 euros (other). The fee includes coffees, lunches, evening reception & dinner, and EPCA Membership (includes subscription to the European Journal of Popular Culture, Intellect Press). Online presentation fee 50 euros includes the academic programme only.
The keynote speakers:
Dr Tomasz Z. Majkowski (Jagiellonian University)
Professor Małgorzata Sugiera (Jagiellonian University)