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.
You’re very welcome to join the next PREMIS seminar on Wednesday 3 April, 16-18 in Panorama, Arken! Pia Ahlbäck from the Comparative Literature department will come and give a talk with the title “Competing Temporalities. Chrononormativity in 21st Century
Finland-Swedish Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture”. She will share about a project funded by the Swedish Literature Society in Finland, “Competing Temporalities”. The project emphasizes the need to re-think time and temporality in the present historical
context of climate change, and in her talk, Pia will introduce some of its key concepts and materials. You can view the poster for the event here.
You are all very welcome to attend the PREMIS seminar on 20 March 16-18 in Panorama, Arken, when Lydia Kokkola will share about a project on the culture of Arctic youth and its relation to their regional identity. Read the abstract and bio here!
FM Petter SKult Öhman from English Language and Literature, Åbo Akademi University, will defend his doctoral thesis on Saturday, 27th April, at 13 in Auditorium Armfelt, Arken (Fabriksgatan 2 / Tehtaankatu 2).
The thesis is entitled: The End of the World as We Know It: Theoretical Perspectives on Apocalyptic Science Fiction.
The opponent is Professor Adam C. Roberts (Royal Holloway, University of London). Custos is Professor Anthony Johnson.
Apart from the lectio praecursoria in Swedish, the defence will take place in English.
Updated SPREMI spring 2019 programme.
SPREMI meets on Thursdays, every second week, 15-17, in Jöns Budde. Two slots are still available for a presentation this spring. Do not hesitate to contact me or Urpo if you’d like to present work at SPREMI this autumn.
All the best,
Tuija (& Urpo)
Vårens SPREMI startar med ett föredrag av Sofie Henricson från ämnet svenska.
Rubriken är “Nu kan ja ju int innehållet” – När språkhandledaren explicitgör otillräcklig kunskap
Välkomna till Jöns Budde torsdagen den 24 januari kl 15-17!
Welcome to the last PREMIS seminar of 2018! Please note that the seminar is on Thursday instead of Wednesday, 15-17. We are very glad to welcome back as guest lecturer Stuart McWilliams, now working at the University of Oslo. His title for the day is “Commune of Saints: The Remains of Socialist Medievalism”. Here is the poster for the event.
Welcome to the November PREMIS seminar where author Guy Gunaratne will be speaking with the title “The Englishness of Street Verse”! See the poster here.
Guy will also host a seminar on Contemporary London Literature with Jason Finch on Tuesday 20 November 16-18, to which all students, staff, and researchers are welcome. Please sign up by Monday 12 November by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. On 13 November a text for discussion in the seminar will be circulated to those who have signed up.
You are warmly welcome to the second PREMIS seminar of the autumn! On Wednesday UK-based poet Robert Powell will share about his work where rivers, including the river Aura, have a strong presence. See poster.
Here is the PREMIS schedule in Autumn 2018.
If you would like to present in Spring 2019, please contact me (Jason).
STOP PRESS, Booker long-listed novelist Guy Gunaratne will speak at PREMIS on 21 November. The session originally scheduled for then will be rescheduled.