In anticipation of Rita Felski’s honorary doctorate and address at the end of May, SELMA is organizing a ‘Rita Felski Reading Group’, open to all. The reading group will be run by Viola Capkova and Riitta Jytilä, and the first two sessions will be on 3 March and 7 April at 16–18 in the coffee room of literary studies (Artium). The reading group will culminate in Felski’s lecture on 27 May. More details will follow.


5 March, 12–14, Minerva, Jäntere E121 (University of Turku, Kaivokatu 12)

Gender Perspective on Memory and Narrative

With Kaiju Harinen and Lottamari Kähkönen

8 April, 14–16, Minerva, Litzen E117, (University of Turku, Kaivokatu 12)

Reading Seminar in collaboration with ‘Gender and Textuality Seminar’:

Immersions: Reading with water

With Olga Cielemecka and Anastasia Khodyreva


Histories of Death Symposium

19–21 February 2020

Link to the programme here. Individual sessions and keynotes are open to all but there is still time to register as a full participant. For more details and registration see here

Comics, Migration, Minorities

3–5 June, 2020

VENUE: School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku

IABA World Turku 2020
Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future

9–12 June, 2020

Registration is open with early-bird fee until 29 February. Final registration by 10 May. Follow this link