10 December 2021, 16.30–20.15 – Armfelt, Arken (Åbo Akademi)
SELMA is pleased to invite you to the first instalment of Sensing Spaces of Confinement: Själö – Island of Souls by Lotta Petronella
A collaboration between SELMA, Åbo Akademi, Department of Comparative Literature (UTU), Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), Cultural Memory and Social Change (UTU), and Kulttuurisen terveyden tutkimuksen yksikkö (UTU).
9 November, 15.00-16.00, Arcanum, Neuvotteluhuone (A229) and online & 11 November,16, Arcanum A355/A357 (IN FINNISH)
Book Launch 1:
In this book launch event, the editors and contributors of the two recent edited volumes on engaging with trauma will present the books and discuss recent developments in trauma studies.
The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma (ed. Colin Davis & Hanna Meretoja, 2020, Routledge)
Literary trauma studies is a rapidly developing field which examines how literature deals with the personal and cultural aspects of trauma and engages with such historical and current phenomena as the Holocaust and other genocides, 9/11, climate catastrophe or the still unsettled legacy of colonialism.
The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma is a comprehensive guide to the history and theory of trauma studies, including key concepts, consideration of critical perspectives and discussion of future developments. It also explores different genres and media, such as poetry, life-writing, graphic narratives, photography and post-apocalyptic fiction, and analyses how literature engages with particular traumatic situations and events, such as the Holocaust, the Occupation of France, the Rwandan genocide, Hurricane Katrina and transgenerational nuclear trauma.
Forty essays from top thinkers in the field demonstrate the range and vitality of trauma studies as it has been used to further the understanding of literature and other cultural forms across the world.
Engaging with Historical Traumas: Experiential Learning and Pedagogies of Resilience (ed. Nena Močnik, Ger Duijzings, Hanna Meretoja, Bonface Njeresa Beti, 2021, Routledge)
This book provides case-studies of how teachers and practitioners have attempted to develop more effective ‘experiential learning’ strategies in order to better equip students for their voluntary engagements in communities, working for sustainable peace and a tolerant society free of discrimination.
All chapters revolve around this central theme, testing and trying various paradigms and experimenting with different practices, in a wide range of geographical and historical arenas. They demonstrate the innovative potentials of connecting know-how from different disciplines and combining experiences from various practitioners in this field of shaping historical memory, including non-formal and formal sectors of education, non-governmental workers, professionals from memorial sites and museums, local and global activists, artists, and engaged individuals. In so doing, they address the topic of collective historical traumas in ways that go beyond conventional classroom methods.
Interdisciplinary in approach, the book provides a combination of theoretical reflections and concrete pedagogical suggestions that will appeal to educators working across history, sociology, political science, peace education and civil awareness education, as well as memory activists and remembrance practitioners.
Book Launch 2:
Uuden etsijät -hanke kutsuu juhlistamaan vuosien tutkimustyön tulosta Turun yliopiston Historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen laitokselle torstaina 11.11.2021 klo 16.15. Paikkana on Arcanumin kolmannen kerroksen seminaaritila A355/A357 (Arcanumin katuosoite on Vatselankatu 2).
Uuden etsijät. Salatieteiden ja okkultismin suomalainen kulttuurihistoria 1880-1930 on ilmestynyt Teos-kustantamolta.
Samaan aikaan on ilmestynyt myös suomalaisen spiritualismin keskeisen vaikuttajan Helmi Krohnin elämäkerta Into-kustantamolta.Tervetuloa kanssamme juhlistamaan! koko hankkeen ja molempien kirjojen kirjoittajien puolesta,parhain terveisin,Maarit
In this presentation, France Grenaudier-Klijn (Massey University, New Zealand) will discuss examples of the strategies, imagery, and rhetorical devices Anna Langfus has recourse to in her survivors’ narratives, which are all three centred around the question of post-Holocaust identity.
For more information on the talk and for the Zoom meeting details, see here.