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Master's Degree Pathway in Popular Culture Studies


S1. Introduction to Popular Culture Studies [I Periodi]

The course explores the key concepts of popular culture studies, such as the notions of the popular and entertainment, ideology, opposition and capitalism, affects and emotions, and stardom and fandom. The course draws also an outline of the history of popular culture, with a special emphasis on the history of popular culture studies as a field of critical research. Lectures (16 h), additional reading, essay.

Teacher responsible
Hannu Salmi
3-Sep-2015 – 15-Oct-2015
Seminar 16 h
Thu 3-Sep-2015 - 15-Oct-2015 weekly at 14.00-18.00, Minerva E221, Taidehistorian harjoitushuone
Independent work
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Teaching methods

Lectures (16 h), additional reading, essay

Modes of study

Participation in classroom and in the moodle platform, written essay

S3. Perspectives in Popular Culture Studies [I Periodi]

Time: Tue 6.10.2015, 10-12, Wed 7.10.2015, 16-18, Thu 8.10.2015, 10-12, Fri 9.10.2015, 10-12

Place: Hovi lecture hall, Sirkkala

General Description: This course will consider four angles from which to approach recorded popular music. The initial lecture will introduce an analytical model that divides musical parameters in three categories: abstract parameters (melody, lyrics, accompaniment, form, etc.); performatory parameters (timbre, microvariations of pitch and timing, etc); and technological parameters (spatialization, loudness, echo, etc.). The second lecture will be devoted to the study of the voice in popular music through the concept of “phonostylistics”: what is it that makes the singing voice so fascinating? What parameters are involved in the communication of emotions? How does technology contribute to this process? The third lecture will consider how recorded popular songs work as phonographic narratives: How can we account for the characters impersonated by the singer? How do his/her other identity levels interact? How does the music contribute to the narrative organization? Finally, the fourth lecture will look at popular music as an intertextual practice through a model of “transphonography”: how can we account for the many ways different recorded songs interact with each other. For example, how can we study covers, sampling, mix tapes, parodies, etc.? 

Participation: Lectures, readings, discussions, study diary and essay

Evaluation: Numeric 0-5

Responsible teachers:

Serge Lacasse: contact person Yrjö Heinonen UTU

6-Oct-2015 – 9-Oct-2015
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:


Tuesday 25.8.2015  14 - 16, E325 Media Studies Seminar Room E325

Tuesday 1.9.2015  14 - 16, E325 Media Studies Seminar Room E325

The group will vote for the schedule as well as the games for the rest of the year.

Up Your Game network’s newly founded official GAME RESEARCH READING GROUP's idea of the reading group is to
1) gather game researchers and students together and
2) to advance and maintain the level of game knowledge, and especially video game knowledge in the university.

The reading group meets between 2–4 weeks to discuss game studies and specific games that the participants have agreed to play before the meeting.

No previous experience of playing games is needed; interest towards the topic is the only condition for participation. All University of Turku members are welcome.

It will be possible for students to earn credits (extra reading material and the number of credits to be settled case by case). The reading group is administered by postdoctoral researcher Veli-Matti Karhulahti from The Department of Media Studies (vmmkar@utu.fi).

The group will discuss its topic in a relaxed but earnest mood. Signing up, wishes, and questions for the above administrator via email.

Game research network Up Your Game

Teacher responsible
Veli-Matti Karhulahti
11-Aug-2015 –
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English

The course will span across two periods 7.10.–4.11., but there is a break for week 43. The character of towns and the experience of living and working in them varied during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and at the same time commercial and industrial changes meant the nature of the urban experience was also undergoing numerous changes. Chief among these was the emergence of a ‘polite and commercial’ culture. This course aims to explore the culture of the town and the ways different groups of people utilised and experienced town life. It will deal with a number of themes, including issues of lifecycle, class, and gender.

7.10.2015 – 4.11.2015
Periodit: I II
Opetuskieli: suomi

The first session: 7.10. klo 9–12 Sukupuolentutkimuksen seminaarisali, E123

Time: Period I, Thursday 24.9.2015, 10:00-17:00 and Friday 25.9.2015, 10:00-17:00; for 2 additional credits, Saturday and/or Sunday 26.9.2015, 10:00-17:00, 27.9.2015, 10:00-13:00

Place: Hovi, Salonki lecture halls, Sirkala, Tauno Nurmela Sali, Main Building (Thursday and Friday for 3 ECTS); Helsinki Sibelius Academy M-building (also Saturday and Sunday for 5 ECTS)

Responsible teacher: John Richardson

General description:
International conference organised jointly by the Department of Musicology in Turku and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, on one of most influential styles of contemporary music. The conference covers a wide range of related phenomena, including uses of minimalism and postminimalism in experimental and concert music, music theatre and opera, as well as popular music, film music and electronic music. In addition to musicological papers, many of the papers will approach minimalism from the interdisciplinary perspective of cultural studies, including studies of popular culture.

For more information: http://www.utu.fi/en/sites/minimalism-unbounded/Pages/home.aspx

Participation: Study diary based on presentations in the conference.

Evaluation: pass/fail

Teacher responsible
John Richardson
24-Sep-2015 –
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
S4. Master's thesis seminar [I Periodi]

Seminar start Monday 7th September 2015 12 - 14.
(Continues on Mondays 12 - 14.)

Media Studies library (Minerva 3rd floor)

Learning outcomes

The student is able to formulate a research problem for a master’s thesis, to choose a relevant theoretical and methodological framework for his/her study, to plan a schedule for writing a thesis and to receive and give feedback on academic writing.

Course contents

Conventions of academic writing in popular culture studies in the humanities, research ethics, writing a research plan and planning a schedule for the study, presenting thesis chapters, commenting on the work of others.

Teaching methods

Seminar sessions, meetings with supervisor, written assignments

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Accepted/not accepted

Year of study

Years 1 (regular seminar meetings) and 2 (sessions in the spring and autumn)

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
S2. Theories and Methods of Popular Culture Studies [II Periodi]

Time and place
The course comprises lectures on Thursdays (with the exception of the third lecture, which is on a Tuesday 17.11.) and seminar sessions on Fridays. The lectures are open to all Department of History, Culture and Arts Studies students. The seminar sessions are for Popular Culture Studies master’s degree study path students only. 

Period II, Lectures on Thursdays 10-12 starting on 5.11. 2015. Lecture hall Hovi, Sirkkala except Tuesday 17.11. lecture hall E123, Minerva.
Seminar sessions on Fridays 12-14 starting on 6.11.2015 lecture hall Salonki, Sirkkala except Fridays 4.12. and 11.12. lecture hall E221, Minerva.

Learning outcomes
The student is familiar with a selection of the most widely used methods and most influential theories and research directions in popular culture studies.

The module comprises an overview of some of the most influential theories and methods in popular culture studies. Approaches discussed might include close reading and critical analysis, ethnography, audiovisual analysis, discourse analysis, methods of historical research and other qualitative methods. Theoretical background is covered in readings discussed in weekly seminar meetings and exercises on topics relevant to thesis topics. 

Teaching methods
Lectures (12 h), seminar discussion (12hrs), additional readings

Modes of study
Participation in classroom and in the Moodle platform, written exercises and discussion

Contact person: Sanna Qvick  sanqvi(at)utu.fi

Teacher responsible
John Richardson
Contact person
Sanna Qvick
5-Nov-2015 –
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
S3. Perspectives in Popular Culture Studies [II Periodi]

Studying Selfies: A Critical Approach, 3 ECTS (Digital Culture) / 5 ECTS (Media Studies, Popular Culture Studies)

People in charge: Jukka-Pekka Puro (Media Studies), Riikka Turtiainen (Digital Culture)

Teachers: Kaisu Hynnä, Sari Östman

Belongs to following study modules:

  • Media Studies: A2.b, A2.c, A2.d, A2.e, S3
  • Popular Culture Studies: S3
  • Digital Culture: A5

Learning outcomes: By the end of this course, students should feel comfortable conversing about selfies in the following ways:

  • Selfie as discourse: What is the history (or histories) of the selfie? How do these histories map to contemporary media and scholarly discourses regarding self-representation, autobiography, photography, amateurism, branding, and/or celebrity?
  • Selfie as evidence: What are the epistemological ramifications of the selfie?
  • Selfie as affect: What feelings do selfies elicit for those who produce, view, and/or circulate them?
  •  Selfie as ethics: Who practices “empowering” selfie generation? Who does not? Who cannot? How do these questions map to larger issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, religion and geography?
  • Selfie as performance/presentation of self:  The tension between spontaneity and staging in the way that selfies serve as a performance and presentation of self in global and social media contexts.


Contents: The fact that “selfie” was Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year for 2013 indicates that the selfie is a topic of popular interest. Yet for scholars, the selfie phenomenon represents a paradox. As an object, the selfie lends itself to cultural scorn and shaming. As a cultural practice, however, selfie circulation grows by the moment, moving far beyond the clichéd province of bored teenagers online.

In this course the use of “selfies” in popular culture will be thought as discourse, evidence, affect, ethics and performance/presentation of self.

During the course, students will

  • analyze case studies from recent press coverage of selfies
  • produce and curate their own digital images
  • read scholarship on networked images, representation, and politics
  • engage in guided online conversations


Teaching methods:

  • Digital Culture (3 ECTS): Lectures (2 h), Online teaching
  • Media Studies, Popular Culture Studies (5 ECTS): Lectures (6 h), Online teaching

Modes of Study:

  • Digital Culture (3 ECTS): Participation in online discussion (weeks 44-50), reading assignments, written exercises, producing digital images
  • Media Studies and Popular Culture Studies (5 ECTS): Participation in online discussion (weeks 44-50), reading assignments, written exercises, producing digital images. Participation in classroom work and classroom discussion, additional assignments, additional readings.

 Time and Place:
Friday 30.10.2015: 10–12 o’clock at Seminar room E225 (Minerva 2nd floor)
Friday 06.11.2015: 10–12 o’clock at Seminar room E225 (Minerva 2nd floor)
Friday: 20.11.2015: 10–12 o’clock at Seminar room E225 (Minerva 2nd floor)


Teaching language: English


Evaluation: Numeric 0-5


Registration: Via NettiOpsu. 20 students will be selected on the course based on the order of their registration (10 students from Media Studies/Popular Culture Studies, 10 students from Digital Culture)

Guestions and enquiries about the course should be directed to Kaisu Hynnä (klhynn@utu.fi).


20 students will be selected on the course based on the order of their registration (10 students from Media Studies/Popular Culture Studies, 10 students from Digital Culture). DIGU1186: A3C STUDYING SELFIES: A CRITICAL APPROACH

Teacher responsible
Jukka-Pekka Puro
Kaisu Hynnä
Sari Östman
26-Oct-2015 – 6-Dec-2015
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

Cultural relativism enriches and complicates our lives.  When we cannot assume shared values, how do we ensure effective and respectful communication and interaction with those around us?  This course explores conflicts over freedom of expression in contemporary United States culture.  Through readings, news, and generative popular media, students will explore and discuss the productive constraints of freedom of expression.  This course includes a creative component, in that students will make digital stories (short, two-three minute media pieces from a first person perspective) on topics of their choice related to course themes.  No previous media production experience is necessary for this course.

This course combines lecture/discussion and creative project work. 
Students will show digital storytelling work on assigned days, followed by class feedback.

Classes meet twice per week, two hours each period: Starting on 26th October, on Mondays and Thursdays 16 - 18, E323 Media Studies seminar room

Week 1:  Introduction to course
Digital storytelling workshop

Week 2:  United States Culture Wars: Codes & Constraints
Introductory digital stories, all students present work

Week 3:  Politics: Social Movements & Protest Performance
Digital story presentations & feedback, students 1-4

Week 4:  Artistic Spheres:  Government Funding & The National Endowment for the Arts
Digital story presentations & feedback, students 5-8

Week 5:  Religion & Social Ritual:  Burning Holy Books
Digital story presentations & feedback, students 9-12

Week 6:  Public Space:  The Confederate Flag & the Ten Commandments
Digital story presentations & feedback, students 13-16

Week 7:  Digital Story showcase, all students present final projects

Media Studies
METU0188 Mediated Reality
METU0190 Popular Culture
METU0191 Differences and Identities
METU0146 Project Studies

Popular Culture Studies
S3. Perspectives in Popular Culture Studies


Maximum number of students is 16. Priority is given to Media Studies majors and students in the Popular Culture Studies Master's Degree Pathway. Enrollment in NettiOpsu: METU0191 Differences and Identities.

Teacher responsible
Katariina Kyrölä
Elizabeth Whitney
26-Oct-2015 – 17-Dec-2015
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
S3. Perspectives in Popular Culture Studies [III Periodi]

Mondays 11.1. - 29.2.2015 at 14 - 17, Media Studies seminar room E325.

The course consists of a series of lectures - with plenty of film clips - on genre theories and history of major classical genres in Hollywood cinema. In addition, students are required to watch selected films at home and write short essays on them, with the help of some additional readings. The final examination is based on the course material and a selection of scholarly articles on film genres.

Korvaavuus mediatutkimuksessa  A2. c Lajityypit ja tyylihistoriat, A2.d Populaarikulttuuri ja S3 Projektiopinnot.

Kurssilla on korvaavuuksia Popular Culture -kokonaisuuteen (S3) ja lisäksi North American Studies  American Film -suorittajille on omat korvaavuudet: 5 op:n kurssi käy sellaisenaan NAMSille. 8 op:n pakettia tavoitteleville tarjolla olisi 3 op:n laajuinen lisäessee. Tarkemmin http://www.utu.fi/en/units/hum/units/nams/studying/teaching/Pages/home.aspx


Registration in NettiOpsu, code METU0189 Lajityypit ja tyylihistoriat/METU0189 Genres and Style Periods.

Teacher responsible
Veijo Hietala
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

Time: Period III, Friday 29.1.2016, 9.00-17.00

Place: Janus lecture hall, Sirkkala

Responsible teacher: Yrjö Heinonen

General description: Researchers from various disciplines (e.g., musicology, cultural history, media studies, gender studies, education, sociology) at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University talk about their recent studies, theoretical starting points, methodology or discuss other questions related to music research. Presentations are given in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Participation: Study diary in Finnish or in English, based on presentations in the seminar.

Evaluation: Pass / fail.

29.1.2016 – 29.1.2016
Periodit: III
Opetuskieli: suomi

Can be used for study modules:

  • Media Studies: S3, Project Studies; A2, Perspectives in Media Studies
  • Popular Culture Studies: S3
  • Kotimainen  kirjallisuus   A3.2d. : KOTK1703 Jälkikolonialismi ja kirjallisuuden ylirajaisuus 3  op
  • Yleinen kirjallisuustiede (5 op):
    A6./S6.: YKIR3035 Valinnaisopintoja
    A7: YKIR3071  Lisäopintoja
    S3.5.: YKIR2207 Postikoloniaalinen ja etninen kirjallisuus
  • Gender Studies: S4 Global and Local II
  • Cultural History: Advanced studies, to be agreed student-specifically.
  • General History: YLHI0618 Mobility and multiculturalism


Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 14 - 16

Place: Media Studies Seminar Room E325


Description: “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” - Audre Lorde, a Caribbean-American thinker and poet


To take Lorde’s thought to the field of media and popular culture studies, our ability to face differences is crucially shaped by inclusions, exclusions and tones in the media. Issues such as multiculturalism, immigration, ethnic and racial “acceptance,” and the divide between the “west” and the “third world” are as acute as ever. Legacies of colonial stereotypes are visible across media cultural landscapes, from black and Latina women’s twerking bottoms in music videos to Hollywood’s tokenism and continued obsession with white (straight male) stories; from online debates and fictional representations of immigration and refugees to food and fashion advertisements.


On the course, these and many other historical and current tendencies are critically examined along with an introduction to postcolonial thought as a theoretical framework to rethink questions of difference and otherness. Through culturally and historically varying examples from Hollywood to Finland, from Senegal to the Arctic, from King Kong to Laverne Cox, we will explore how “race,” ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality intertwine and become marginalized or valued through structures, subject matters, makers and consumers of media. The course also deals with fields of thought overlapping with and related to postcolonial theory, such as critical studies of whiteness, queer of color critique, black feminist thought, and scholarship on transnationality and diaspora, which all share an interest in challenging hegemonic ways of knowing, reading and seeing.


Examination: Lectures, readings, discussions and writing assignments.


Maximum number of students: 25. Priority is given to Media Studies majors, students in the Popular Culture Studies Master’s Degree Pathway, and exchange students. The course runs through 12.1.–8.3.2015. 

Teacher responsible
Katariina Kyrölä
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

This course will seek to account of how notions of Englishness have been reflected in English/British popular music since the Second World War. The thread that connects it all is the concept of Pop Englishness, which is presented in its broader manifestations (art, cinema, British culture), and especially in this course, in more specifical musical ones. The main aim of the course is to explore the (in)authenticity of English nationalism as it is refracted through pop (music) culture and to decode its complex national tropes by identity, imaginary concepts of a nation, geography, transnationalism and British music industry. Therefore, it will provide material for students interested about popular culture and national identity, performing arts, cultural history/heritage, urban and regional studies.

Vastaava opettaja
Kari Kallioniemi
10.2.2016 – 18.3.2016
Ke 10.2.2016 - 16.3.2016 viikoittain klo 12.00-14.00, ls II
Pe 12.2.2016 - 18.3.2016 viikoittain klo 12.00-14.00, ls II
12.2.2016 klo 12.00 –14.00 , ls X
18.3.2016 klo 12.00 –14.00 , ls X
Periodit: III
Opetuskieli: suomi

1. Introduction: Seeking the (In)Authentic Voice of Pop-Britain. 2. Strategies For Conceptualizing Notions of Pop-Englishness (The Peculiarities of English National Pop Identity; Imaginary Englishness; Pop-Geography; Transnationalism, Americanisation and Europe; British Music Management). 3. Pop, English Parochialism and Postwar Britain: Englishness, The History of National Music and The Emergence of British Rock'n'roll. 4. Pop, English Parochialism and Postwar Britain: Swinging London, The British Invasion and Psychedelia. 5. From the Winter of Discontent to Free Enterprise: Punk, Disco and Progressive Rock. 6. From the Winter of Discontent to Free Enterprise: David Bowie, The New Pop and The White British Soul-Boys. 7. The Road to Brit-pop and back: Morrissey as an International Outsider. 8. The Road to Brit-pop and back: The North Strikes Back − Madchester and the Northern Metaphor Revisited. 9. The Road to Brit-pop and back: The Battle for Britpop. 10. Conclusion: Post-Brit-Pop and The Ghosts of Englishnesses Past.

S3. Perspectives in Popular Culture Studies [IV Periodi]

Wednesdays at 14 -18 in seminar room E323, Minerva III floor.
MEDST 9/3/2016 - 6/5/2016, Fourth Quarter

Readings, screenings, course assignments.

Professor Joy V. Fuqua
Office: 312 Miranda Bldg.
Office Hours: Wednesday: 13-14
E-Mail: professorfuqua@gmail.com


Course Description

The French philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir in her groundbreaking book, The Second Sex, wrote: “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” If we take de Beauvoir’s statement as our starting point, we might ask how this could be the case. Are we not born male or female? De Beauvoir’s statement embodies what we might call the tension between the “nature” v. “nurture” arguments about sex and gender.

In particular, this course is a sophisticated introduction to the ever-changing field called “queer theory.” Annamarie Jagose has said that “Queer is always an identity under construction, a site of permanent becoming” (1996). One way of understanding this is to say that queer is against stasis, against ordinary ways of knowing, against pregiven identity categories. That queer, as a concept, and as a way of life, is constantly unfolding. It can be understood as a third term that rubs up against normative categories such as heterosexual/homosexual; gay/straight; man/woman; masculine/feminine; human/nonhuman. It represents a range of possibilities and identities. It occupies a space of intersection, a place of coalescence (but not necessarily of coherence) where many things may be brought together. Or they may be thrown apart.

When we talk about queer media theory, we have traditionally, since the early 1990s, discussed reading or interpretative strategies. We have focused on reading media texts (and literary texts for that matter) against the grain to reveal multiple possibilities and pleasures that various readers may make or take from those narratives. Camp, is one of these queer reading strategies. This course will provide a historical context to understand out of which queer media have emerged. We will encounter select key works of queer theory, various queer media texts, and also think about how queer might be a useful term for thinking about, finally, our relationship to the world (i.e., “nature” and the human/nonhuman).

We will look at materials from the 1930s to contemporary examples and we will watch media texts from mainstream commercial sources as well as independent and experimental video and filmmakers. Class and screenings will be conducted in English.

Required Text: Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home.  I will not order the book for the class. It is available through multiple online sources such as Amazon. This is the only text you are required to purchase. Other required readings will be made available on our course blog.

Assignments and Grading: To be announced. You will have several assignments one of which will include a mapping/making/research project that you will present to the class during the last week. I will explain this more in the finalized syllabus.

Partial Schedule of Readings and Screenings:

Week 1:         Introduction to Queer Theory/Queer Media Theory

9/3      In-Class Screening: The Celluloid Closet

           The Emergence of “Queer”


Week 2:         What is Queer?

16/3      Required Readings: Jagose, Annamarie, “Introduction” and “Queer”

             In-Class Screening: Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Week 3:         Reading Queerly

23/2    Required Reading: Doty, Alex, “There’s Something Queer Here”

           and “I Love Laverne and Shirley

           In-Class Screening: True Blood; Sense8, clip: Laverne and Shirley


Week 4:         Contemporary Issues in Queer Theory

30/3     Trans and Feminist Theory


Week 5          Contemporary Issues in Queer Theory

6/4      Human/Nonhuman; New Feminist & Queer Materialism


Week 6          TBA


Week 7          TBA



Week 8          TBA



Week 9          Presentations

4/5 (last class)


Registration in NettiOpsu, 18 students, Media Studies major students priorited. METU0191 Differences and Identities.

Teacher responsible
Joy Fuqua
9-Mar-2016 – 4-May-2016
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

Gender, Media, & Performance

Tuesdays 16 - 19; 22.3.2016 - 3.5.2016

Seminar Room E325

This course explores intersections among contemporary articulations of gender and mediated forms of performance.  The course draws heavily on queer theory and performance theory.  Course materials will include assigned readings and online media.   We will look at work by North American artists including T.L. Cowan, Ivan Coyote, Vaginal Davis, Dynasty Handbag, Sharon Hayes, M Lamar, Kalup Linzy, Erin Markey, Coco Fusco, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Elizabeth Price, Cindy Sherman, and Rae Spoon.  In addition to written responses to course material, this course includes a creative component.  Students will work on media projects (digital stories, site specific mediated happenings, group presentations on selected artists, and a wordpress site) on topics of their choice related to course themes.  No previous media production experience is necessary for this course.

This course combines lecture/discussion, critical response, and creative project work. 
Students will show media work in class on assigned days, followed by class feedback.  All readings and other required media will be posted on a class blog.

 Max Students

 Schedule (classes meet twice per week, two hours each period)

 22.3.2016:  Considering the Gendered Self/open access media workshop

29.3.2016:  Introductory digital stories, all students present work

5.4.2016:  Gendering Mediated Performance

12.4.2016:  Group presentations on selected artists

19.4.2016:  Homonationalism & Globally Gendered Subjects

 26.4.2106:  Mediated Happenings (at site specific locations)

3.5.2106: Wordpress showcase/digital learning journals, all students present final projects


Max Students 16, enrolment in NettiOpsu. Check METU0136 Publicness/JULKISUUS

Teacher responsible
Elizabeth Whitney
22-Mar-2016 – 3-May-2016
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

The course “History of Finnish Popular Culture after World War II” offers an overall picture of the development of popular culture in Finland from the late 1940s to the early 2000s and analyses genres and specific themes of Finnish popular culture. Lectures present case studies from the Post War Era including radio and television entertainment, sports, movies and popular music.

Wednesday 12–14, Friday 12–14. 30.3.–4.5. Starts 30.3 (no lecture on the 22nd of April)

Place: Lecture hall II (Main building)

Assessments: Lectures, additional reading and writing assignments.

Korvaavuus historia-aineissa: kh: A4.5; Sh A4.5.
Korvaavuus Popstudies-ohjelmassa S3.
Korvaavuus mediatutkimuksessa METU0190 Populaarikulttuuri ja METU0146 Projektiopinnot.


Wed 30.3 Kari Kallioniemi:

Folk-dancing and techno-functionalism: Cultural Historical Peculiarities of Finnish popular music


Fri  1.4. Kimi Kärki

Love Records? Finnish Progressive Rock in the 1970s 


Wed 6.4 Hannu Salmi

From Fairytale Land to Popcorn: Schlager Tradition and Finnish Pop Music in the 1950s-1970s


Fri 8.4. Pekka Kolehmainen

Finnish history of rock controversies


Wed 13.4 Rami Mähkä:

Rocking between East and West: from Sleepy Sleepers to Leningrad Cowboys, 1975-1995


Fri 15.4 Paavo Oinonen:

Is this fun at all? Some outlines of the Finnish Radio and Television Humour


Wed 20.4 Silja Laine:

Country and city in Finnish cinema (c. 1950-1970)


Wed 27.4  Inka Rantakallio:

Questions of Authenticity in Finnish Rap Music


Fri 29.4 Maarit Leskelä-Kärki ja Liisa Lalu

’Ampukaa komissaarit, nuo hullut koirat’ –

Left-wing song tradition from Agit Prop to Ultra Bra


Wed 4.5 Maiju Kannisto:

Producing Commercial Television in Finland from 1980's to 2000's



Vastaavat opettajat
Maarit Leskelä-Kärki
Kimi Kärki
30.3.2016 – 4.5.2016
Ke 30.3.2016 - 4.5.2016 viikoittain klo 12.00-14.00, ls II
Pe 1.4.2016 - 29.4.2016 viikoittain klo 12.00-14.00, ls II
Periodit: IV
Opetuskieli: suomi

Lectures, additional reading and writing assignments.