NEW EVENT IN COLLABORATION WITH TURKU INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES ON OCTOBER 31

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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POLITICS OF NARRATIVE AND MEMORY (WORKSHOP)

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 workshop are Molly Andrews and Eneken Laanes who are currently visiting scholars at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. 

For the workshop schedule and other information, see here.

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PLAYING (WITH) NON-VIOLENCE (WORKSHOP)

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 video or board games be a useful learning tool, promoting non-violence and various other skills like problem solving, multiperspectivity in history education, team work, coordination and negotiating in international affairs? 

Find an answer by joining us to disscuss and explore educational potentials of (video)games and to learn-by-playing together with experts!  

For the workshop schedule see here

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NEW FALL 2019 PROGRAMME

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 Nordic Summer University research network ‘Narrative and Violence’ (2020–2022), coordinated by Marta Laura Cenedese and Helena Duffy (more information here: http://nordic.university/study-circles/4-narrative-violence/) The call for papers for the first symposium will be sent out in mid-September.   

See the FALL 2019 PROGRAMME here

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WORKSHOP: The Hermeneutics of Violence

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”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 2019, will focus on the hermeneutics of violence, implying both the violent annulment of personhood sometimes inherent in interpretive acts themselves and the processes of interpreting narratives representing violence. Read more…
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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 are interested in wellbeing in a broad, cultural sense and will discuss its links to ethical issues such as issues of ethical agency and ways of engaging with otherness.

PROGRAMME:

12.15–13.45

  • Opening (Milla Luodonpää-Manni ja Hanna Meretoja)
  • Colin Davis: Does literature make us better people?
  • Lydia Kokkola: “Doing It For Themselves”: Culture For, About & By Arctic Youth Discussion

13.45–14.15

Refreshments

14.15–15.45

  • Elina Valovirta: Uses of Romance: Monogamy, Masturbation and the Act of Reading
  • Hanna Meretoja, Päivi Kosonen & Eevastiina Kinnunen: Narrative Agency, Metanarrativity and Reading Groups
  • Roundtable discussion (Chair Hanna Meretoja): Literature and Wellbeing (Kaiju Harinen, Joel Kuortti, Anu Laukkanen)

WELCOME ALL!

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Full Schedule in May!

SELMA MAY EVENTS

Check out the event schedule for May and join us!

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