Season 1 (ONLINE): “Narratives of Illness” (Spring Semester 2021)

  • 2 February, 16–17 EET

Anna Ovaska (PhD, M. Soc. Sc., postdoctoral researcher, Narrare, Centre for Interdisciplinary Narrative Studies, Tampere University): “Close Reading and Illness Narratives”

  • 13 April, 16–17 EET

Linda Nesby (PhD, Deputy Head of Department of Language and Culture/Associate Professor of Scandinavian Literature, The Arctic University of Norway): “Beautiful and Ugly Descriptions of Illness”

  • 4 May, 16–17 EET

Laura Piippo (PhD, University Teacher in Literature, Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä): “Poetics of experimental literature and paranoia”

  • 18 May, 16–17 EET

Deborah Madden (PhD, Principal Lecturer, Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton): “Covid-19 and anticipatory grief: critical perspectives on the ‘narrative turn’ in end-of-life care during pandemic times”

  • 1 June, 16–17 EET

Anita Wohlmann (PhD, Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark): “Metaphor Reconsidered: The Uses of Comparison in Illness Writing”


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