December Symposium and Live Gig by Anna Järvinen – Telling Embodied Stories: Girlhood, Memory, and Art

SELMA proudly presents its first symposium:


Symposium 11th December 2015

Followed by a live gig by Swedish-Finnish artist & singer Anna Järvinen (with Tapio Viitasaari), at Dynamo (Linnankatu 7, Turku)

Janus-hall, University of Turku 10.00-14.30

How are questions of girlhood, remembering, art and embodiment explored in different works by female artists? What kinds of stories about girlhood and (young) femininity are told in popular music, theatre, literature and dance? And how do these stories carry embodied meanings and memories about growing up as a girl?

For example these questions will be examined by artists and scholars in this symposium at the School of History, Culture and Art at the University of Turku. The presenters will include Swedish-Finnish artist and singer Anna Järvinen from Stockholm, Linda Forsell (artistic director, artcollective PotatoPotato, Malmö), Anna Biström (Scandinavian Literature, University of Helsinki), Bodil Formark (Flickforsk!, Umeå University), Maarit Leskelä-Kärki (Cultural History, University of Turku), Heta Mulari (Finnish Youth Research Society), and Myry Voipio (Comparative Literature, University of Jyväskylä).

The symposium will be followed by a gig by Anna Järvinen (with Tapio Viitasaari) at Dynamo in Turku (Linnankatu 7). Here you can join the event and buy tickets!

The symposium is organized jointly by SELMA (Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory), IIPC (The International Institute for Popular Culture), FlickForsk! Nordic Network of Girlhood Studies, Tyttötutkimusverkosto (The Finnish Network for Girls’ Studies) and the Department of Cultural History (University of Turku). The seminar will be bilingual (English and Swedish).

A more detailed programme will follow during October!