4th HLCN symposium

Today, the 4th Helsinki Literature and the City Network symposium. Keywords: post-apocalyptic city; urban wilderness and postmodern spatial poetics; city as public space; epiphany; literature and the peripheral city; literary second cities. More here; programme below.

10.15   Welcome Address

10.30-11.30     Petter Skult (Åbo Akademi): ”Periphery versus Centre in the Post-Apocalyptic City”

Sarianna Kankkunen (University of Helsinki): “Urban Wilderness, the City and the Self: Postmodern Spatial Poetics in Maarit Verronen’s Prose Fiction”

11.30 -12.30    Theory Reading

Turmel, Patrick: “The City as Public Space”

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: “Production of Presence” (chapters 6-9)

Turmel, Patrick: ‘city as public space’

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: ‘Epiphany Presentification Deixis’

12.30-13.45     Lunch Break

14.00-15.30   Literary Second Cities –conference (Åbo Akademi 2015) meeting

Literature and the Peripheral City editorial board meeting

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