Local – Global Particularities in Popular Culture: The Case of Finnish Hip Hop

Tiistaina 14. kesäkuuta 2011, 12.15–18.00
Seminaarinmäki, Lyhty

The aim of this working seminar is to explore the nature and particularities of the phenomenon and lifestyle called hip hop, with specific reference to the Finnish context.

We warmly invite both junior and more senior researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds to participate in and present their work on hip hop at this one-day seminar. Participants may choose either to give a presentation or lead a data session. Each participant will have a 30-minute time slot.

Professor Tope Omoniyi, a distinguished sociolinguist, who is in Jyväskylä on Erasmus Exchange, will give a guest lecture as well as act as the discussant for the seminar. His research interests include for example sociolinguistics, language policies, politics and education, language and identity, language and popular culture and World Englishes.

The preliminary schedule of the day is as follows:


A guest lecture by Tope Omoniyi

”Localisation strategies in the Global HipHop Nation: Mappin’ da hoods”

(13.45 – 14.15 coffee break)


Presentations / Data Sessions

(15.45-16.00 coffee break)


Presentations / Data Sessions


Summary and Closing Remarks (Tope Omoniyi)

Ilmoittautuminen seminaariin 7.6. mennessä/registration by June 7th

Elina Westiselle (elina.westinen@jyu.fi)