22. septembril 2017 toimub Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia Underi ja Tuglase Kirjanduskeskuse muuseumiosakonnas kirjanduslikule linnale pühendatud sümpoosion „Literature and the Multilingual City“.


Autumn 2017 Symposium of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
Literature and the Multilingual City


Friday 22 September 2017, 11.00-16.00

Museum Department of the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Väkese Illimari 12, 11623 Tallinn, Estonia

Details of the venue and a map

Jason Finch (jfinch@abo.fi ), Åbo Akademi University
Elle-Mari Talivee (ellemari@utkk.ee ), Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences


11.00-12.00: welcome; presentations

  • Ivo Heinloo, Tallinn University, ‘Heterotopia in Estonian Literature’
  • Brief presentation of research interests: Tauri Tuvikene, Tallinn University; also Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, Elle-Mari Talivee and possible others

12.00-13.00: discussion of theory/critical text(s) (please contact the organizers if you do not have the PDFs of these texts!):

  • Jan Kaus, ‘In Front of the Estonia’
  • Tiina A. Kirss, ‘The Tartu/Tallinn Dialectic in Estonian Letters and Culture’
  • Tomas Venclova, ‘The “Text of Vilnius” and the “Text of Tallinn”: A Comparison’

13.00-14.00: lunch (provided for participants by the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences)

14.00-15.00: further presentations and group discussion

  • Topi Lappalainen, University of Helsinki, ‘Helsinki and Tampere in Prose Poems with a Paratextual Dimension: Galleria by Kari Aronpuro and Händelser by Henrika Ringbom’
  • Ene-Reet Soovik, University of Tartu, ‘Meelis Friedenthal and The Willow King’

15.00-16.00: ALUS meeting

Travel from Helsinki
Viking Line: Helsinki-Tallinn 08:00/09:45, Tallinn-Helsinki 18:00/20:30 (also 15:30/17: 15 with Viking FSTR) / Tallink Silja: Helsinki-Tallinn 07:30/09:30, Tallinn-Helsinki 19:30/21:30 (also 16:30/18:30)
Journey from Port of Tallinn to Väikese Illimari 12 by public transport: 40-50 minutes’ journey, approximately (by taxi, 25 minutes, approximately)

The symposium is supported by the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of Estonian Academy of Sciences Astra Project and by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.