Sessions V, Thursday 14 June, 14.45 – 16.15

Abstracts of session V (5A-C)


5A , lecture room B3109
Dangers of Narrative II

convener Laura Karttunen

Karttunen Laura, University of Tampere, Finland
The Dangers of Living with Dubliners: Symbolic Resources in a Narrative Medicine Class
Nurminen Matias, University of Tampere, Finland
How Seduction Narratives and Speculative Fiction Talk about Misogyny: The Intertextual Traditions
Utilized by the Manosphere
Raipola Juha, University of Tampere, Finland
Traces of Hope? Fictional Narratives within the Climate Discussion


5B, lecture room B3110

chair Maria Laakso

Heinritz Alena, Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Graz, Austria
The Literary and the Social: Analysing Literary Narratives about Communist Past
Hörcher Eszter Éva, Holocaust Memorial Center, Hungary
Actual – Social – Ironic – Exemplary: Social criticism in narration of Krisztina Tóth’s recent short stories
Laakso Maria, University of Tampere, Finland
The Story of “Ideological Unemployment”: Master and Counter Narratives in the Public Debate on
Unemployment in Finland


5C, lecture room B3111

chair Mari Hatavara

Beck Michaela, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Contextualizing the ”We” in US Literature: ”We”-Narration and/as the Performance of a US ”Us” in
Nesbit’s The Wives of Los Alamos (2014)
Bekhta Natalya, University of Helsinki, Finland
Social Groups in Fiction: An Experiment in Representation
Sharma Anke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
From Social to Individual Mind: Transitions in Narrative Voice in Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic and Justin Torres’ We the Animals