Konferenssit ja seminaarit

From memoirs and letters to blogs and microblogs: transforming modes of immigrant book culture

Open symposium on Thursday 28.11. at 10-16, Finnish Literature Society, Festive Hall

Coffee 9.30.-10

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

Break 11.30.-11.45.

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.

Lunch 13-14

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

Closing discussion

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.