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Distinguished Speaker Series: Literature, Space, and the Senses

Tampere Universities
LocationKanslerinrinne 1, 33014 Tampere
Tampere University, City Centre Campus Symposium on 10 February: Pinni B 3109 All other lectures: Pinni B 1029-30 (Olohuone)
25.4.2023 13.15–15.00
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Entrance feeFree of charge
All students and staff are cordially invited to join us for a series of guest lectures that explore the intersection of literature, space, and the senses.

In the wake of the so-called spatial turn, theories of space and place have proliferated in literary and cultural studies over the last decades, leading to exciting interdisciplinary conversations between literary, film, and visual culture studies on the one hand and fields like cultural geography, architecture, and mobilities research on the other. In parallel, recent years have seen a return to phenomenological perspectives and an increasing interest in how we experience, navigate, and make sense of the world through the senses, leading to approaches such as sensory geography or historical phenomenology. Starting with a one-day symposium on 10 February and continuing with various lectures throughout the spring, this series of events explores the intersection of spatial and sensory perspectives in the study of literature and culture. 

“Literature, Space, and the Senses” is organised by the research group Spatial Studies and Environmental Humanities (Plural Research Centre, ITC Faculty, Tampere University), which has studied spatial phenomena in literature and culture for years. The members of the group have led and been involved in various interdisciplinary research projects relating to, among others, urban literary studies, island studies, mobility studies, Arctic studies, and postcolonial studies, exploring these fields through the lens of spatial studies as well as ecocritical perspectives. 

Upcoming events

Past events

10.2.2023 8.00–15.00
28.3.2023 13.15–15.00
4.4.2023 13.15–15.00
18.4.2023 13.15–15.00
25.4.2023 13.15–15.00
9.5.2023 13.15–15.00


Research group Spatial Studies and Environmental Humanities (Plural Research Centre, ITC Faculty)

Further information

Prof. Johannes Riquet (