A serious interest in academic research on the ›popular‹ arose probably mainly out of the crit- ical consciousness of the »Cultural Studies«, when from the 1960s onwards, ›other‹ aesthetics and practices increasingly caught the attention of scholars. It was particularly the search for cultural artifacts which reproduce social norms and hierarchies in the (mass) media sphere that promoted a first critical examination of advertising or soap operas, of ›trivial‹ literature or com- ics, of television series or pop music. . . .
For further details (in German as well), consult the attached Call for Panels document.
How to apply:
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. Feedback on your abstract can then be expected promptly.