SEMINAR: Intersections of Narrative Studies and Urban Studies


A vital dimension of contemporary literary studies is increased engagement with real-world issues such as social policy and planning. Practitioners including urban historians and policy-makers gain understanding of aspects of human experience not readily available otherwise in collaboration with literary scholars. Also, techniques originating in literary studies can be used productively to read texts not conventionally labelled literary, including municipal plans and oral histories preserved in archives. On 18 January 2018 SELMA presents two speakers with links to the Centre who work in this interdisciplinary area, and on the frontier dividing academic and extra-academic social analysis. Read more…
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2 Responses to SEMINAR: Intersections of Narrative Studies and Urban Studies

  1. afrouz zibaei says:

    Hei, SELMA

    I want to know more about this events, please. ”

    15. FEBRUARY Guest lecture: THE AFTERLIFE OF HOPE: CULTURAL MEMORY BEYOND THE TRAUMATIC by prof. Ann Rigney In this paper, which is part of a larger project on the cultural memory of protest, prof. Rigney challenges the primacy of the traumatic paradigm in cultural memory studies by highlighting the role played by memory in social movements and in the transmission of hope for a better future. She makes her argument with special reference to the long-term commemoration of the Paris Commune of 1871, particularly in the decades following its defeat.”

    All best

    Afrouz Zibaei



    • nenmoc says:

      Hi Afrouz, we updated information about the event. Please join us in Minerva (Kaivokatu 12, room E223 ) at 13.00-14.30!


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