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

Kuva: Kirsti Salmi-Niklander
Aika: 
28.11.2019 -
10:00 - 16:00
Paikka: 
Finnish Literature Society, Great Hall, Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki
Lisätietoa: 
tiedotus@finlit.fi, +358 201 131 231 / communications

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

Coffee 9.30–10.00

Programme

10.00–10.15 Opening, 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

11.00–11.30 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.

12.30–13.00 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 13.00–14.00

14.00–14.45 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 will also be streamed online, live stream can be watched with your browser or with Adobe Connect application.