Friday, February 03, 2012

More Conferencing Ahoy: Calling Scholars of European Romance

The European Popular Culture Association is holding its inaugural conference July 11-13 2012 in London. This association is dedicated to exploring "European popular culture in all its different forms. This might include European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Comics, Popular Literature, Sport, Heritage and Curation. And more."

Because we think it's important to have the field of popular romance be present at this first conference on European popular culture, Amy Burge and myself are organizing a panel on Popular Romance for this conference. We are interested in including all forms of popular romance (literature, film, music, etc.) from any time period and in any medium - as long as it is both European and popular. Please get in touch with us asap if you are interested in joining us in London this summer. We'd love to make a strong showing at this new gathering of popular culture scholars.

The entire CFP is here

The closing date for the call is February 18 2012. Please contact us by February 15 so we can compose a full panel proposal.


  1. I have the germ of an idea based on my own romance writing: something like "Mapping Romance onto the London Landscape" because I have a lot of stories set in London, most of them contemporaries. But are you looking for more traditional academic presentations?

  2. Hi Margery,
    we'd love to hear from everybody who is interested in this conference, but since it is an academic venue we are looking for academic papers in the first place of course.