Guest lecture on trauma narratives by Dr. Tuulikki Kurki on October 22th, 2019
Dr. Tuulikki Kurki (University of Eastern Finland) will deliver a guest lecture titled "Border- and mobility-related trauma narratives: viewpoints to multidisciplinary trauma research" on Tuesday, October 22 at 12:15 in Ülikooli 16-214.
The lecture introduces some of the recent discussions in multidisciplinary trauma research and locates the intersections between trauma research and multidisciplinary border research. The lecture introduces also a case study of trauma narratives of individuals moving across the border between Finland and the Soviet Union as well as Finland and Russia. The lecture is based on a research project Traumatized Borders: Reviving Subversive Narratives of B/Order and Other, funded by Academy of Finland 2016-2020. (www.uef.fi/traumatized-borders).
Tuulikki Kurki works as a Senior Researcher in Cultural Studies and as Deputy Director in the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland. Her recent research interests have focused on borders from cultural point of view, border and mobility related traumas and literature at the Finnish Russian borderlands. As a principal investigator, she has managed two international research projects studying literature, cultural practices, and traumas at borders and borderlands in the contexts of Finland, Estonia and Russia: Writing Cultures and Traditions at Borders (www.uef.fi/wctb) and Traumatized Borders: Reviving Subversive Narratives of B/Order, and Other (www.uef.fi/traumatized-borders). Her latest project Lost Mitten and Other Stories: Experiences of Borders, Mobilities, and New Neighbour Relations examines mobility and border crossing experiences through objects (www.uef.fi/kadonnut-kinnas).
All are welcome!