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Quitting (the) Habit: Fossil Fuels, Governmentality and the Politics of Energy Dependency Guest lecture by Prof. Imre Szeman Followed by a Roundtable More information here and here

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This workshop will explore the political dimensions of narrative practices and forms of memory. It examines how memory cultures and cultural narratives shape the way in which people see the political world and the possibility of political change. The speakers of the … Continue reading

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Playing videogames has always been tied to controversial speculations and assumptions about its negative impact, from the promotion of violence to fostering aggressive behaviour, particularly among youth. But is there an enjoyable and healthy way of playing games? In what way can … Continue reading

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After the summer break we are back with a full autumn programme and some news!  First of all, we have a new coordinator, Marta Laura Cenedese, who is taking up from Nena Močnik.   Secondly, SELMA is partner of the new … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP: The Hermeneutics of Violence

”The Hermeneutics of Violence” is part of a larger project entitled Interpreting Violence: Narrative, Ethics and Hermeneutics, funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The second workshop, to be held at Turku University August 27-29 … Continue reading

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Seminar Programme: Literature, Ethics and Wellbeing (15 May)

In this joint seminar organised by SELMA (Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory) and LaWe (Centre for the Study of Language and Wellbeing), we explore various ways of understanding the potential of literature to promote wellbeing. We … Continue reading

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Full Schedule in May!

Check out the event schedule for May and join us!

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Introducing new Selma post-doctoral scholar: AVRIL TYNAN

In 2019 SELMA is welcoming two new postdoctoral scholars: today we introduce AVRIL TYNAN, conducting her research in comparative literature at TIAS where she is working on her project ‘Father or Failure: Fathers in Francophone Literature and Film since 1945’. … Continue reading

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SELMA starts new semester with the conference on storytelling

  Photo: Maria Vasenkari The International Conference “Uses and Abuses of Storytelling: Theorizing the Intersections of Narrative, Memory and Identity”, organized by the University of Turku, 14-16 February 2019, brought together scientists of the storytelling and cultural memory to reflect on … Continue reading

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Dear Selma followers! We look forward to Christmas holidays after the very busy 2018 SELMA year! Before we come back in 2019 with a fresh programme, please find below a ‘goody bag’ with calls and invitations for conferences, workshops and symposiums (organized by or in … Continue reading

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