TREXTUALITY – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Translated and Multilingual Texts

Turun kaupunki. Kuvaaja: Seilo Ristimäki
Photo: Turun kaupunki / Seilo Ristimäki.
University of Turku, Finland, 7–9 September, 2023

Keynote speakers

Guyda Armstrong, University of Manchester
Travelling things: materializing translation in premodern objects

Outi Paloposki, University of Turku
Drafts, letters, letter drafts – adventures in translation archives

* Dirk Weissmann, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès
Behind the “surface” of the monolingual text: multilingual writers, genetic criticism, and the monolingual paradigm

* Unfortunately, the keynote by Esa Christine Hartmann (University of Strasbourg), ”Dialogues Between Poets: genetic readings of translingual writing and collaborative translation,” has been cancelled.

Program and abstracts

You can find the program of the conference here.  The abstracts are available here.

Conference venue

The conference takes place at the University of Turku, in the building called Arcanum (Arcanuminkuja 1, 20500 Turku). The registration desk may be found in the Arcanum main lobby.

Lunch options

In the below maps, you can find some options for lunch places close to the conference venue.


Getting around Turku

You can find information on local busses in Turku at For single journeys, tickets are valid for two hours. You can purchase single tickets with contactless payment, from the Föli mobile app, at service points, from ticket machines and from busses with cash. Prices: single ticket 3 euros (with cash payment on the bus 4 euros; between 11 pm and 4 am night supplement of 1 euro is added to the prices), day ticket 8 euros.

The fölläri city bikes are also part of the public transport system in Turku. In 2022, the monthly fee for unlimited rides (of 1 hour max each) was 6 euros (öli-bikes).

You can find tips on places to go and things to do and see in Turku at


Registration is open until 16 August. You can register here:

More information

The conference fee is 120 €. The reduced fee for PhD students is 70 €. Due to things beyond our control, the opening of the registration has been postponed. Registration will open in June 2023 and close on 16 August 2023.

Travel and accommodation tips

Contact information



The conference is organized by the Finnish Literature Society – SKS (the project "Traces of Translation in the Archives") and the University of Turku (School of Languages and Translation Studies), and is funded partially by the Kone Foundation and the Federation of the Finnish Learned Societies.

Organizing Committee:

Tommi Dunderlin (Finnish Literature Society – SKS & University of Helsinki)
Laura Ivaska (Finnish Literature Society ­– SKS & University of Turku)
Sakari Katajamäki (Finnish Literature Society – SKS)
Sirkku Ruokkeinen (University of Turku)
Kristiina Taivalkoski-Shilov (University of Turku)