Confronting the Narratives of the Anthropocene (Nov 23-24, 2017; Tampere, Finland)


Thursday 23.11.


9.45-10.00 Registration and coffee (Pinni B 4087)

10.00-10.50 Narrare welcomes you to the conference (Pinni B4087)

Maria Mäkelä: Opening words

Juha Raipola: Confronting the Narratives of the Anthropocene: An Introduction

Hanna Nikkanen & Alma Onali: Journalism in the Anthropocene. Giving shape to climate non-fiction in the Book Hyvän sään aikana / Calm before the storm

11.00-13.00 Parallel sessions (Pinni B 4087 and Pinni B 4075)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Parallel sessions (Pinni B 4087 and Pinni B 4075)

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.00 Plenary talk: Axel Goodbody (Pinni B 4113)

17.00-18.00 Book release event (in association with research centre Plural): Lintukodon rannoilta. Saarikertomukset suomalaisessa kirjallisuudessa / Idyllic Shores: Island Narratives on Finnish Literature (Pinni B 4113)

20:00 Conference dinner (Restaurant Sasor, Yliopistonkatu 50)


Friday 24.11.

9.30-11.30 Parallel sessions (Pinni B 4087 and Pinni B 4075)

11.30-12.00 Coffee

12.00-13.00 Plenary talk: Brian McAllister (Pinni B3107)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Parallel sessions (Pinni B 4087 and Pinni B 4075)

Abstracts (PDF-file, last updated 14.11.2017)



The conference is free of charge. Participants must cover all their
expenses, including the conference dinner on Thursday. It’s also
possible to participate in the conference without giving a paper.

Conference venue

The conference will take place in the Pinni B building on the main
campus of the University of Tampere.
Map of the campus area

Contact information

Conference organizer: Juha Raipola juha.raipola[at]
Conference secretary: Matias Nurminen matias.nurminen[at]




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