LECTURE BY PROFESSOR RITA FELSKI

On Monday 20 September, Prof. Rita Felski (University of Southern Denmark and University of Virginia) will give the online lecture “On Resonance” at 14 EEST (7 EDT, 12 BST, 13 CEST).

For an abstract of the lecture see here.

Attend on Zoom by following this link (Meeting ID: 676 4435 4625).

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SELMA PROGRAMME WINTER 2021

We hope you had a lovely summer! 

SELMA welcomes you back for a semester full of exciting events! More information on the programme is available here.

You are invited to follow us on our Facebook page. The thematic collaboration Cultural memory and social change tweets at @UTU_cmcsSELMA Medical Humanities Seminar Series tweets at @SELMAMedHums

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SELMA MEDICAL HUMANITIES SEMINAR

The new SELMA Medical Humanities Seminar launches at the beginning of February!

The first series will deal with “Narratives of Illness”. The seminar is completely online and begins on 2 February at 16 EET. Prior registration is required.

For more information on the Seminar series, read here.

You can find more information on the programme and a link to register here.

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Seminar of Cultural Memory: Mediated Memory of Responsibility

18 November, 3–5pm (GMT)

For more information see here

All are welcome to attend this free event. Places are limited so please register in advance online. Registration is open here.

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THE IMPOSSIBLE RETURN: POST(?)-SHOAH IN THE WORK OF ANNA LANGFUS (1920-1966)

30 October, 10 am (online Zoom event)

In this presentation, France Grenaudier-Klijn (Massey University, New Zealand) will discuss examples of the strategies, imagery, and rhetorical devices Anna Langfus has recourse to in her survivors’ narratives, which are all three centred around the question of post-Holocaust identity.

For more information on the talk and for the Zoom meeting details, see here.

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NEW FALL 2020 PROGRAMME

After an abrupt end to our activities during the spring, we are happy to be back with a very exciting series of events.

See the FALL 2020 PROGRAMME here.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook​ for regular updates!

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SPRING EVENTS CANCELLED

Due to the current epidemic and the closing down of the university from 18 March onward, we have to cancel all SELMA events for this Spring. Since we cannot know for certain how long these measures will last, we are cancelling all the events scheduled for April and May – in accordance with university regulations that have suspended all teaching and events at least until 31 May.

We hope to reschedule the Spring SELMA events to the Autumn, including Rita Felski’s guest lecture. We will inform you about the updated Autumn programme by August 2020 the latest.

Last Friday we decided to cancel the IABA World conference that was due to take place in Turku in June: the conference is now rescheduled for next year, 15-18 June 2021. We will send information to all those who had already registered. We will also open the CFP for a short period in early Autumn. If you are interested in the conference, please follow the IABA webpage and social media channels (FB, Twitter) to get the updated information.

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GENDER PERSPECTIVE ON MEMORY AND NARRATIVE (SEMINAR)

5 MARCH, 12–14, JÄNTERE E121 (UNIVERSITY OF TURKU, KAIVOKATU 12)

Gender and blackness in African Francophone autobiographical literature written by Ken Bugul – Kaiju Harinen

Failing in Gender: Narratives of Embodied Vulnerability – Lotta Kähkönen

For more information, see here

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NEW SPRING 2020 PROGRAMME

In anticipation of Rita Felski’s honorary doctorate and address at the end of May, SELMA is organizing a ‘Rita Felski Reading Group’, open to all. The reading group will be run by Viola Capkova and Riitta Jytilä, and the first two sessions will be on 3 March and 7 April at 16–18 in the coffee room of literary studies (Artium). The reading group will culminate in Felski’s lecture on 27 May. More details will follow.

SEMINARS:

5 March, 12–14, Minerva, Jäntere E121 (University of Turku, Kaivokatu 12)

Gender Perspective on Memory and Narrative

With Kaiju Harinen and Lottamari Kähkönen

8 April, 14–16, Minerva, Litzen E117, (University of Turku, Kaivokatu 12)

Reading Seminar in collaboration with ‘Gender and Textuality Seminar’:

Immersions: Reading with water

With Olga Cielemecka and Anastasia Khodyreva

CONFERENCES:

Histories of Death Symposium

19–21 February 2020

Link to the programme here. Individual sessions and keynotes are open to all but there is still time to register as a full participant. For more details and registration see here

Comics, Migration, Minorities

3–5 June, 2020

VENUE: School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku

https://www.migrationcomics.fi/conference/

IABA World Turku 2020
Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future

9–12 June, 2020

https://iabaturku2020.net

Registration is open with early-bird fee until 29 February. Final registration by 10 May. Follow this link

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New Year’s Wishes

SELMA wishes you a very happy new year!
We will be back with the spring events programme soon.

Meanwhile, please note that registration for IABA Turku 2020 is open! Follow this link. Also, registration for the ‘Histories of Death Symposium’ (19–21 February) is open here.

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