The Helsinki Literature and the City Network provides an international network for scholars studying the city in literature. The network is primarily aimed at doctoral students and post-doc researchers, but anyone working in the field is welcome to join.
The main aims of the HLCN are to disseminate information related to contemporary research on the city in literature (new articles or monographs, cfp’s, upcoming conferences…), and to offer a forum through which people interested in the city in literature can meet. The network will organize meetings twice a year in Helsinki for members residing in Finland or passing through, and one international symposium biannually.
The first symposium was organized 2nd May 2012. Following HLCN meetings are a theory seminar in Autumn 2012 (30.11, see below) and a second symposium spring 2013. The first international conference is scheduled for early autumn 2013.
- The first HLCN theory Reading Seminar will be organized on
30.11.2012. Place: Helsinki University, Main Building, 4th floor,
Muoto-opin arkisto, 13h-17h.
Text under discussion:
Harvey, David 2003: “City Future in City Past: Balzac’s Cartographic
Imagination.” In Resina, Joan Ramon & Ingeschay, Dieter (eds.):
After-Images of the City. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 23–48.
Please sign up for the Seminar if you want an electronic copy of
- In connection with the Reading Seminar, there will be a
meeting concerning the first HLCN conference City Peripheries /
Peripheral Cities, to be held 29-30 August 2013. For more information
and a call for sessions, see below.