Conference Programme

Saturday 18th March 2023

08:30 – 09:00               Registration

09:00 – 09:30               Welcome and Opening Words: Adriana Amaral


09:30 – 10:30               Session 1: Digital Pop Culture and Platforms
                                      Chair: Antonia MacDonald

Memefication as Pop-Cultural Self-Preservation: Television, (pre-)Internet Memes, and Referentiality
Jana Zündel

NAZI GOTHS, F*CK OFF! Reflexions on “cancelling” Subcultures. The Case of Brandon Pybos, Singer of Sonsombre Gothic Rock Band.
Adriana Amaral


10:30 – 11:00               Tea/Coffee


11:00 – 12:30               Session 2 Pop Cultures from the Global South
                                    Chair:  Jana Zündel 

Jab Jab is all of we ‘ting
Antonia MacDonald

Cine Quebrada Collective: Urban Daily Life, Ancestry and Meanings of Pop Culture in Bixiga (São Paulo/Brazil)
Simone Luci Pereira


12:30 – 14:00               Lunch


14:00 – 15:30               Session 3: Creative Writing e and its Interfaces with Pop Culture
Chair: Cindy Withjack

“Oh, shit. Should I Be Joking at a Time Like This?”: Generation (Sincerit)Y, Trauma, and Performance in Bo Burnham’s Inside’
Cindy Withjack 

Typography as Image and Construction as Seen in a Science Fiction Book Cover
Karin Wagner

Dancing About Architecture: Pop Music Writing in the 21st Century
Arthur Lizie


15:30 – 16:00               Tea/Coffee


16:00 – 17:00               Session 4: Interactive Session Presentations and Q&As
                                    Chair: Adriana Amaral

                                    Presentations and Q&As


17:00 – 17:45               End of Opening Day Discussion and Consolidation
17:45                           Wine and Drinks Reception



Sunday 19th March 2023

09:00 – 10:30               Session 5: Audiovisual Pop Cultures
                                    Chair: Clarice Greco
Hosts or Humans: The Anthropomorphization of Robots in Westworld
Julia Barroso da Silveira

Social Representation in Pop Culture: An Intersectional Analysis of LGBTQIA+ Characters from the Netflix series 3%
Clarice Greco


10:30 – 11:00               Tea/Coffee


11:00 – 12:00               Session 6: Future Pop Culture Projects
                                     Chair: Adriana Amaral

                                    Publications, projects, developmental collaborations


12:00 – 12:30               Session 7:

Discussion and Morning Consolidation


12:30 – 14:00               Lunch


14:00 – 15:30               Session 8: Pop Music and Identities
Chair: Cristina Pérez-Ordóñez

Contemporary Outdoor Pop-Rock Festivals: The Counterculture Hippie Transformed into a Mainstream Commodity
Cristina Pérez-Ordóñez

Allow Me to Play for You the Song of my People: Qualities of Global Pop Anthems
Harry Brisson


15:30 – 16:00               Tea/Coffee


16:00 – 17:00               Session 9: Pop Music and Global Networks
                                     Chair: Maki Sadahiro

 Alternative Music in Global Networks: Magazine Uni in Czech Postsocialism
Ondřej Daniel

American Rock Music’s Influence in Czech
Maki Sadahiro (debate)



17:00 – 17:30               Discussion and Day 2 Consolidation

17:30 – 18:00               Project Development

Closing Thoughts and Goodbyes