Open symposium on Thursday 28.11. at 10-16, Finnish Literature Society, Festive Hall
Opening: 10 – 10.15. Kirsti Salmi-Niklander
10.15. -11.00. Prof. Marija Dalbello (Rutgers University): Toward a Comparative Study of Immigrant Book Cultures: Shifting the Peripheries into the Center
11.-11.30. Dr Samira Saramo (University of Turku): Writing Death in Finnish North America
11.45.-12.30 Dr Maria Kaliambou (Yale University): ‘Reading is Education. Education is Wealth’. Books for the Education of Greek Americans.
12.30-13 Dr Kirsti Salmi-Niklander (University of Helsinki) & Dr Saijaleena Rantanen (Sibelius-Academy): Bringing up Children in Two Worlds. ABC-books, Primary Readers and Songs for Finnish-American Children.
14.-14.45. Dr Magnus Thorbergsson (University of Iceland): Migrating Plays: Tales of Traveling Manuscripts and Community Theatres among Icelandic Canadians
14.45.-15.15. Dr Mikko-Olavi Seppälä (University of Helsinki): Finnish-American Theatre Correspondence
15.15.-15.45. Prof. Anne Heimo (University of Turku): Finnish-American Book Culture on Facebook
The symposium is organized by the pilot project “Immigrant Book Culture in Comparative Perspective”, funded by Future Funds at Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki.