Programme Autumn 2019
SPREMI meets on Thursdays, every second week, 15-17, in Jöns Budde (except 17 October in Kramer).
Contact Urpo Nikanne if you’d like to present your work at SPREMI next spring.
You are most welcome to attend the SPREMI seminar on Thursday, 17 October (15-17 in Kramer (M220), Arken) when Dr Joanna Pitura (Pedagogical University Krakow, Poland) will be speaking about “Designing technology-mediated genre-based instruction to develop L2 speaking skills among English Philology students”.
You are most welcome to attend the next PREMIS seminar on Wednesday, 9 October (16-18 in Helikon, Arken) when Professor Casie Hermansson (Pittsburg State University, USA) will be speaking with the title “Filming the Children’s Book”.
Our first Subject Moot meeting this academic year will take place on Wednesday the 2nd of October at 16:15 in Arken Donner (M225).
The agenda will include
- Attendance policy and deadlines
- Events and seminars at the department
The Subject Moot meeting is open for all students, researchers and staff of English Language and Literature. If you would like to suggest topics to discuss, please send you suggestions by email to email@example.com. You can also suggest an issue to discuss during the meeting. Do come along!
You are warmly welcome to join the first PREMIS of this academic year on Tuesday, 24 September (16-18 in Westermarck, Arken) when Dr James Williams will be speaking with the title “Some Aspects of English Poetry”.
The new academic year at the department starts with three introductory lectures on Monday 2 September:
- New students: 9-10 in Westermarck (C101)
- ‘Old’ BA students: 11-12 in Helikon (A202)
- MA students: 12-13 in Helikon (A202)
The introduction is an important occasion where you will get a lot of essential information concerning your studies. So do come along!
Welcome to the November PREMIS seminar where author Guy Gunaratne will be speaking with the title
You are warmly welcome to join us for the last PREMIS session of this spring on 8 May, 16-18 in Panorama, Arken, when doctoral student Aino Haataja will be sharing about her research on the Anglo-Irish author Maria Edgeworth (Jane Austen’s rival!) and the concept of worldliness in her writing, as well as in the writing of some of her contemporaries. In a second part of the seminar, Aino will present an analysis of worldliness and sociability in Edgeworth’s work Ormond (1817), set in the context of research on Romantic-period sociability and a Habermasian public sphere more generally. A poster for the event can be viewed here.
NB. For the purpose of fuelling conversation in the seminar, Aino is kindly asking you to read chapters 14 and 15 of Ormond online (The Literature Network), if schedules allow: http://www.online-literature.com/maria-edgeworth/ormond/14/.
You are most welcome to attend the second last PREMIS seminar of the year on Wednesday 10 April (16-18 in Panorama, Arken) when Sven-Johan Spånberg, Professor Emeritus of English at Umeå University, will come and give a lecture on Walt Whitman (1819-1892), in particular his personal background as well as issues related to the political context of his works and the many editions of his Leaves of Grass. Promises to be an excellent introduction to the author for anyone interested! Please see the poster for the event here.