1st International Popular Culture Conference

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018


We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.

What is popular culture? Raymond Williams defined culture as “a way of life” and it is understood in a contemporary popular sense as those sets of communicational expressions that characterize, cohere and differentiate groups and sub-groups in our society. Beyond debates on high and low culture, mass and elite culture, or high/mid/low-brow culture, this conference aims to examine the wide array of practices and phenomena composing popular culture from as many perspectives as possible. Moreover, in this first edition of the conference we would like to celebrate the anniversaries of two works, each of which has left a fundamental imprint on the cultural landscape since it first appeared: Mary W. Shelley’s novel Frankenstein; and George A. Romero’s film The Night of the Living Dead.

Look for information on the conference progress, proposal submissions, registration, etc. in the event website [https://gestioneventos.us.es/23509/detail/i-congreso-internacional-de-cu.... Additional information regarding related social and academic activities will be updated periodically.


Attendance with or without paper presentations requires filling the registration form that will be made available in our website since November 1, 2018.

Registration fees:

  • Attendee with paper presentation: 40 €
  • Attendee without paper presentation: 20 €
  • Attendee associated to the School of Communication (US): 15 €

Registration period:

  • November 1-30, 2018.


Every paper presenter must register and pay the corresponding fee.

Paper proposals should include: byline, email, brief CV (no more than 150 words), paper title, abstract (no more than 300 words), keywords (no more than 5) and thematic lines (no more than 2).

The conference official languages are: Spanish and English.

Paper proposals should be submitted by September 30, 2018. The organizing committee will communicate decisions about the acceptance of proposals during October, 2018.

Final versions of the texts should be submitted after the conference following the instructions that will be provided later on.


Topics along which papers are to be organized in this conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Films
  • Comics
  • Consumption: collecting, food, fashion…
  • Fans and fandoms
  • Ideology and propaganda
  • Music
  • Advertising and brands
  • Radio
  • Social networks
  • Television
  • Videogames
  • 200 years of Frankenstein
  • 50 years of The Night of the Living Dead

Organizers may recommend that papers be ascribed to lines other than the proposed ones.


Paper abstracts will we published as electronic conference proceedings.

Conference organizers may recommend chose papers for their inclusion in edited collections and/or submission to indexed journals in accordance with their respective selection criteria.


September 15, 2018: paper proposal deadline.

October 31, 2018: last day for notes of acceptance.

November 1, 2018: registration opens.

November 30, 2018: last day of registration.

December 12-14, 2018: I International Popular Culture Conference.


Submission of paper proposals and questions via email:


The conference website will be active since July 1, 2018:


Conference directors:

Juan Carlos Rodríguez Centeno (Universidad de Sevilla)

Jesús Jiménez-Varea (Universidad de Sevilla)