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.
The thesis is available at http://www.doria.fi/handle/10024/168350
The second PREMIS seminar of the year will take place Wednesday 6 March 15-17 in Panorama, Arken. Then we will hear a lecture titled ‘Hermeneutic and Fictional Spaces’ from Professor Benoit Doyon-Gosselin (l’Université de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada), followed by discussion. The talk will be about his work on Canadian literature and particularly the approach he has created for examining fictional spaces such as the house. You are very welcome to join us!
Please note that the seminar is held at an exceptional time, starting already at three. It is done in collaboration with French Language and Literature at ÅAU and The Embassy of Canada to Finland, Helsinki. Here is a poster for the event.
Welcome to the first PREMIS session of the year! On 27 February, we have Kevin Doyle speaking. He is a playwright who is currently Invited Artist at the KONE foundation Saari Residence. He will come and share some of his thoughts on US politics, on his travels in the US and abroad, and on his work in dramaturgy. We are meeting 16-18 in Helikon, Arken. Please see the poster for the event here.
You are warmly welcome to attend our literary research seminar! This term we are meeting in Panorama, Arken. Check the dates and speakers here!
NB! We are having a seminar meeting already in February, on the 27th, when playwright Kevin Doyle is coming to give a talk on his work! This first seminar will take place in Helikon, Arken.
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.