The U2 Conference

The U2 Conference
U2: POPVision 2018
CFP Deadline: December 15, 2017
Conference date: June 13-15, 2018
Conference venue: Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Call for Presentations: Papers, Panels, Posters, Performances and Chairs
As a conference theme, U2: POPVision invites presentations investigating, articulating and critiquing the guiding aesthetic, musical, political, theological, gendered, material and cultural visions specific to U2’s Pop era of 1997-98 for their efficacy then and now, as well as welcoming an examination of popular music’s power to cast visions that shape its own narrative and help construct and complicate larger cultural conversations, in which U2’s visions have long been engaged.

The U2 Conference, in partnership with The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast, and Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, will meet 13-15 June 2018 in Belfast, on the theme U2: POPVision. The conference is open to all scholars, critics, teachers, students, composers, performers and fans, and invites all disciplinary interests to explore the music, work and influence of U2, giving particular attention to U2’s Pop era of 1997-98 from a perspective some 20 years on.

We welcome abstracts for Individual papers, panels, poster displays, performances or other creative presentations. See for further details.

Submit all proposals to U2Con2018proposals -at- by December 15, 2017.