PREMIS 28 September: Chris Schimkowsky

Welcome to the first PREMIS seminar of the new academic year!

On 28 September 2022 (16:00-18:00), Dr Christoph Schimkowsky will present his work on ‘The Visual Communication of ‘Correct’ Passenger Conduct: Design Challenges of Transit Etiquette Poster Campaigns by Urban Railway Providers in Tokyo

Details are in the attachment. The seminar will take place in Helikon (A202) (Arken, Tehtaankatu 2)

PREMIS is the literary and cultural research seminar of English Language and Literature at Åbo Akademi University.

All are welcome!

Introductory meetings, Monday 5 September

The new academic year at the department starts with three troductory meetings on Monday 5 September in Källan C201

  • New students, 9.00-9.45
  • Other BA students, 10.00-10.30
  • MA students, 10.45-11.30

The introduction is an important occasion where you will get a lot of essential information concerning your studies. So do come along!

There will be a film screening event on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. We’ll be showing Kiwi Chow’s latest documentary entitled Revolution of Our Times (2021). The film is banned in Hong Kong but has been shown elsewhere in the world, including at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. The film also won best documentary at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards in 2021.

The event takes place at 16:00 in aud. Helikon, Arken.

The film poster and further details can be found here

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Tso, Postdoctoral Researcher, English Language and Literature (

All are welcome! No need to sign up.

SPREMI 7 April: Professor Christopher Schmidt (German, ÅAU)

Welcome to SPREMI on Thursday 7 April, 2022, at 3 pm.

Professor Christopher Schmidt (German Language and Literature, ÅA) will give a talk in English, entitled: “Culture-specific conceptualization in LSP: A cross-cultural study on cognitive models in German and Swedish organizational theory”

The abstract.

The seminar will take place online at: (Meeting ID: 663 1270 3059)

PREMIS special, 2 February: Fulbright Scholar, Prof. Peter Friedrich

There will be a special PREMIS session on Wednesday 2 February with Peter Friedrich, our visiting Fulbright Fellow.

More about Peter’s talk and a link to a video showcasing his earlier work:

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1. There is still time to sign up for Peter’s option course (5SP) which begins now on Thursday 3 February. You can even come along next Wednesday (via Zoom as shown in the ad) and then sign up.

2. With the ÅA rules on in-person teaching changing, Peter’s course will now be able to happen IN-PERSON (for this course, in-person only), starting in aud. Källan at 14.15 on Thursday 3 February!

As ever, all are welcome.

PREMIS 26 January: Kevin Wolke

Welcome to the first PREMIS seminar of 2022!

On 26 January 2022 (16:15-17:45), Kevin Wolke will present progress on his doctoral research into the twentieth-century American writers Henry Miller and Hubert Selby Jr. His title is ‘By Virtue of the Absurd: A Philosophical Reading of Henry Miller and Hubert Selby’.

Details are in the attachment. The seminar will take place online via Zoom:

PREMIS is the literary and cultural research seminar of English Language and Literature at Åbo Akademi University.

All are welcome!

SPREMI 16 December: Charlotte Stormbom (ÅAU English)

The SPREMI series of the autumn term will be rounded off by a seminar Thursday 16 December at 3 pm, in HELIKON (A202), Arken.

Dr Charlotte Stormbom will present recent research in a talk entitled:
“Attitudes towards gender-inclusive language in open access publishing”

Abstract of the presentation: SPREMI-16Dec2021

The seminar can also be attended online: (Meeting ID: 663 1270 3059)