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Glocal Metamodernisms Conference

Program and Schedule for the confernce, to be held at The Seminaarinmäki Campus of the University of Jyväskylä

The program and schedule for the ‘Glocal Metamodernisms’ Conference is now available.

Program and Schedule (EEST timezone UTC+03:00)

Venue: The old festival hall S212, The Seminarium building (second floor), The Seminaarinmäki Campus of the University of Jyväskylä

Program and Schedule pdf

Thursday 27th April 2023

9:30am –10:00am

10:00am – 10:15am
Opening Remarks: Mika Hallila

10:15am – 11:00am
Keynote I

Timotheus Vermeulen (University of Oslo): “Postcard from Bielefeld. Epistemic Dispossession and the Hermeneutics of Suspense”
Chair: Mika Hallila

11:15am – 12:15pm
Session 1: Digital Spaces and Technologies
Chair: Heta Marttinen

Markus Laukkanen (Tampere University): “Metamodernism: The Cultural Logic of the Age of the Internet”

Gia Milinovich (Central Saint Martins): “Metamodern Space”

12:15pm – 1:15pm
Lunch, Restaurant Tilia, free of charge for presenters and invitees

1:15pm – 2:00pm
Keynote II

Kristina Malmio (University of Helsinki): “After, Meta, or Planetary? Multistrand Narration in Finland-Swedish Contemporary Novels and the Competing Frames of Interpretation”
Chair: Mika Hallila

2:15pm – 3:45pm
Session 2: Poetics of the Metamodern Novel
Chair: Kasimir Sandbacka

Samuli Björninen (Tampere University):“Postmodernism after Postmodernism or Metamodernism without Postmodernism: Katja Raunio’s Sinun päiväs koittaa (2020) and the Challenge of Periodizing the Contemporary Finnish Novel”

Simon Radchenko (University of Turin): “The Rebellion of Things in the Metamodern Writing of Vladimir Sorokin”

Eila Rantonen (University of Turku): “Poetics of Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s Novels and Metamodernism”

3:45pm – 4:15pm
Afternoon coffee and tea for presenters and invitees, S212 hall lounge

4:15pm – 5:45pm
Session 3: Literary Genres and Metamodernism
Chair: Sanna Karkulehto

Paula Romero Polo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): “Autofiction as a (Glocal) Metamodern Genre: Sabina Urraca’s Las niñas prodigioand the Use of Digital epitexts”

Elise Kraatila (Tampere University): “Metamodernist Ethos in 21st-century Speculative Fiction”

Riikka Pirinen (Tampere University): “Echoes of Modernism: Literary Epiphany and Metamodernism in Contemporary Short Story

Art exhibition opening and cocktail dinner for presenters and invitees at the Jyväskylä University Library Lähde

Friday 28th April 2023

10:00am – 10:45am
Keynote III

Antony Rowland (Manchester Metropolitan University): “Clowning Poetics”
Chair: Mika Hallila

11:00am – 12:30pm
Session 4: Expressions of Metamodernism in Finnish Poetry Chair: Juri Joensuu

Anna Helle (University of Turku): “Environmental Emotions and Metamodernism in Contemporary Finnish Poetry”

Liisa Savolainen (University of Jyväskylä): “The Human Paradox in the Anthropocene: Reimagining the Metamodern Human and Non-human in Pauliina Haasjoki’s Anthologies Promessaand Nausikaa”

Miikka Laihinen (University of Turku) “’On this languedge’ –a Balancing Act of Expression, or, Sensibility to Threat?”

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch, Restaurant Tilia, free of charge for presenters and invitees

1:30pm – 2:15pm
Keynote IV

Robin van den Akker: “Glocal Metamodernisms: Notes on the Cultural Logic of Global Capitalism”
Chair: Mika Hallila

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Session 5: Metamodern Theory and Methodologies
Chair: Salli Anttonen

Kasimir Sandbacka (University of Oulu): From Performatism to Zeteticism –the Theoretical Context of Metamodernism

Brent Cooper (independent researcher): “Operationalizing Metamodernism: A Generative Model”

Usha Wilbers and Dennis Kersten (Radboud University): “Glocal Metamodernisms: A Case for Reception Studies”

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Afternoon coffee and tea for presenters and invitees, S212 hall lounge

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Session 6: Metamodern Pop Culture
Chair: Anna Helle

Greg Dember (independent researcher): “’What is Wrong with Everybody?’ —The Alienated Creative Hero in Metamodern Intersectional Television”

Salli Anttonen (University of Eastern Finland): “Authenticity, Retro and Metamodernism: Qualitative Case Study of Finnish Indie Pop Duo Maustetytöt”

Graham Young (La Trobe University): “The Failure of Third Way Politics: Metamodernism and Political Advertising”

6:00pm – 6:15pm
Closing Remarks: Kasimir Sandbacka and Antony Rowland