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Narrative Matters 2023 -konferenssi "Instrumental Narratives" 15.–17.6.2023

Tampereen yliopisto
SijaintiTampereen yliopisto, keskustakampus
Ajankohta14.6.2023 21.00–17.6.2023 20.55
PääsymaksuMaksullinen tapahtuma
Ilmakuva Tampereesta ja Tampereen yliopiston keskustakampuksesta.
Welcome to the 11th Narrative Matters conference in Tampere!

The conference positions narrative scholars in the midst of the storytelling boom. Everyone is urged to share their story today, from consumers to multinational corporations, from private citizens to nation states. Storytelling consultants are thriving in today’s storytelling economy, but where are narrative scholars? Do the professional analyzers and theorizers of narrative have a say in the current storytelling boom? How to engage in a societal dialogue and debate as a narrative scholar?

Featured topics:

  • Storytelling boom and its social relevance
  • Novel ways of storytelling today
  • Emergent methods, ideas, and issues in narrative studies

The social events include a lake cruise to Viikinsaari island – dinner, sauna & swim!

Travel and accommodation:

  • Two-hour train ride from Helsinki airport
  • Direct flights to Tampere via 11 hubs
  • Strong hotel capacity in the campus area

Visit the conference webpage here.

Conference fees: EUR 220 (faculty) / EUR 120 (student)

Pre-conference workshops, hosted by Jens Brockmeier, Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Stefan Iversen & Ann Phoenix, will take place on Wednesday, June 14th. More information on registration and participation will be available by the end of September 2022!


Maria Mäkelä, Matti Hyvärinen & Mari Hatavara (Tampere University, Narrare) Hanna Meretoja (University of Turku, SELMA) Merja Polvinen (University of Helsinki) The Academy of Finland Consortium Project Instrumental Narratives


Maria Mäkelä (Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature), maria.makela@tuni.fi