Sessions II, Wednesday 13 June, 14.15 – 16.15

Abstracts of Session II (2A-C)


2A , lecture room B3109
Extra/Ordinary Lives: Agencies Meeting in the Middle

convener Elina Valovirta

Valovirta Elina, University of Turku, Finland
The stuff of which fairytales are made: Everyday life and the winning formula of royal romance
Arjopalo Nana, University of Turku, Finland
Until death do us part: The double in Jhumpa Lahiri’s writing
Hansen Ira, University of Turku, Finland
Lines of the embodied self: Archie Fergusons’ urban experience in Paul Auster’s 4 3 2 1
Seppälä Suvi, University of Turku, Finland
Art as a mediator of emotions in the context of terrorism and everyday life in Donna Tartt’s
The Goldfinch and Margot Singer’s Underground Fugue


2B, lecture room B3110

chair Elise Nykänen

Kankkunen Sarianna, University of Helsinki, Finland
Ordinary suspects in Maarit Verronen’s Osallisuuden tunto
Koistinen Aino-Kaisa, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
In the Mood for Murder: Negotiating the Nordic Welfare State through Affective Scenes of Violence in the Nordic Noir TV Series Modus
Stobbe Maximilian, Graduate School of North American Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Intertextuality and Seriality as Affective Practices in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events


2C, lecture room B3111

chair Riikka Rossi

Henttonen Pentti & Liisa Voutilainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Univalent and ambivalent emotional narratives in short media texts
Kangaskoski Matti, free scholar
Contemporary Forms of Media and Ideology in Literature and Everyday Life: Logic of Selection and the Seeming Freedom of Choice
Vanhanen Tero, University of Helsinki, Finland
Affectivity, Entertainment, Literature: Ephemeral Entertainment Meets Eternal Epiphanies