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Call for Panels “Popular Cultures”
8th annual conference of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (KWG)
Saarland University, 27–30 September 2023
Astrid M. Fellner (fellner@mx.uni-saarland.de)
Jonas Nesselhauf (jonas.nesselhauf@uni-saarland.de)

The focus of the conference will be on cultural studies questions both from historical and contemporary
as well as from synchronic and asynchronous perspectives. Possible topics for panels
and papers include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Theories of the “popular” as well as methodological approaches to the study/analysis of
popular culture(s)
• Issues of race, class, gender, and diversity as they relate to popular culture(s)
• Analysis of specific media, materials, practices, or aesthetics of the ›popular‹
• Examination of the relationships, influences, and interdependencies between the ›popular‹
and the ›high-brow‹ or ›subcultural‹
• Manifestations of the ›popular‹ outside European and North American cultures

Panel Proposal can be submitted in English or German.
The duration of a panel is 120 minutes and should include 3-4 talks/papers.
Panel proposals can be submitted to the organizers by 15 October 2022 and should include an
abstract (approx. 300-500 words) as well as a short biobibliographical note of the organizers.

Full details: https://kwg-ev.org/allgemein/cfp-kwg-jahrestagung-2023-populaere-kulturen-popular-cultures/.



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