General meeting, January 2023
ALUS general meeting minutes 2023


ALUS Symposium, December 2, 2022
Tampere University. Online event.

13.15-14.00   Closed ALUS board meeting
14.00               Welcome words
14.05-14.45   Brief presentations and discussion

Riikka P. Pulkkinen, Helsinki University: ‘Athens in contemporary post-crisis literature’ research project update
Marko Jobst, freelance lecturer and researcher based in Glasgow: ‘Experiments in Writing Architecture’
Sonja Mikkonen, Tampere University: “Unstable Spaces in 21st Century Young Adult Speculative Fiction” research project presentation

14.45-15.30 Theory reading disscussion: readings in literary urban studies

– Hana Wirth-Nesher: ‘Introduction: Reading Cities.’ In City Codes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, 1-26. pdf
– Lieven Ameel: ‘Literary Urban Studies: An Introduction.’ In Lieven Ameel (ed.): Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies. London: Routledge, 2022, 1-10. pdf
– Jens Martin Gurr: ‘Introduction.’ In Charting Literary Urban Studies. London: Routledge, 2021, 1-11. pdf

15.30-15.45   Closing words, looking forward to future events


General meeting, January 2022


General meeting, January 2021
The closed board meeting was held earlier on the same day.
The meeting minutes of both meetings are available here: ALUS_board_and_AGM_minutes_29Jan2021


General meeting, January 2020

Representing Urban Change:
Gentrification and Displacement in Literature and other Media
21 August 2020
Representing Urban Change symposium 21 Aug. 2020

Department of Modern Languages, Uppsala University
Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF), Uppsala University

In collaboration with
The Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
Uppsala Forum for Democracy, Peace and Justice
Faculty of Humanities, Psychology and Theology, Åbo Akademi University


Autumn 2020 ALUS Symposium
23 November 2020, at 13.00-18.15 (EET).
Full programme available here: ALUS_symposium_autumn2020


General meeting and mini-symposium, November 2018

General meeting and mini-symposium are held at Tampere University of Technology (Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto, Korkeakoulunkatu 10, Tampere), room TA117 in the first floor of Tietotalo.

11.00 General Meeting
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Walkabout at TUT
13.40 Coffee
14.00 Mini-symposium
16.00 Closing words

Mini-symposium presentations:

“Maria Edgeworth’s Ormond (1817) from island to country house to commercial metropolis: impressions of worldliness in fictions of development” (Aino Haataja, English Language and Literature, Åbo Akademi University).

”Urban and rural spaces in the post-Second World War literature of the U.S. South” (Salla Toivola, Comparative Literature, University of Turku)

“The European City and Fantastic Literature during Modernity (19th century narratives)” (Patricia Garcia, Helsinki Collegium, University of Helsinki)


ALUS Member meeting, September 2018


General meeting, January 2017
General Meeting, 13.1.3017


Programme of the Third Symposium, organized 26.8.2014
Helsinki Literature and the City Network Symposium2014


Programme of the Second Symposium, organized 19th April 2013
Helsinki Literature and the City Network Symposium2013
Programme of the first HLCN conference, 29-30 August 2013
sessions booklet


Programme of the First Symposium, organized 2nd May 2012
2012 HLCN first symposium