December 2022 symposium

Association for Literary Urban Studies

Symposium, December 2, 2022

Tampere University

Time and place: 2 December 2022, 13-15.45, Tampere University. This is an online event. Zoom link:


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

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