Friday 26th of May 2017

University of Helsinki, Vuorikatu 3, courtyard, 5th floor, room 532

9:30 Welcome

10:30 – 12:00 Keynote: Akila Kizzi : Pathbreaking francophone women writers in colonial Algeria : Situating womanist/feminist writing in Taos Amrouche, Djamila Debbeche and Assia Djebar

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 15:00 Session 1 A

Lenka Vrábliková: Back to Feminist Utopias: Revisiting Writings of Drucilla Cornell  

Lotta Palmgren: Standing Still: Walking Interviews and Poetic Spatial Inquiry

Elspeth Mitchell: Writing La Jeune Fille: Simone De Beauvoir’s Second Sex

Sara Nyman, Mari Lindman & Salla Peltonen: Reading, Writing and Thinking with Valerie Solanas  

13:00–15:00 Session 1 B

Jo Darnley: Feminist Readings/writings in the Archive: Co-operative Woman and Woman’s Outlook in Interwar Britain

Joana Matias: “Beautiful Women” in the City of Mirrors: Mian Mian’s Candy, Sexual Politics, and Feminism

Ouerdia Ben Mamar: You Can Brush the Roses But You Cannot Delay Spring  

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30 Session 2

Jonna Nummela: Failure as a Feminist Act

Hanane Boutenbat: Digging Deeper: Feminist Artwork for More Academic Research

Ana Belén Estrada Gorrín & Marga Bujosa Segado: Etnography of Resistance

Claire Paulian: The Many Voices of the Shuttle   

Saturday 27th of May 2017

Oranssi, Kaasutehtaankatu 1

9:30 Welcome

10:00 – 11:30 Keynote: Heta Rundgren : Serious playfulness and self-critical practice – articulating academic (in)formality and white feminist racism

11:30 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 15:00 Session 3

Emily Maddox: Autism and Gender: Reading Women’s Online Autobiographical Writings as a Feminist Resistance to the Dominant Discourse of Autism

Joanna Neil: Interview With Self Part II

Yelda Basaran: Contemporary French Women Filmmakers’ Autobiographical Documentaries Negotiating Between Self and History : Children of White Men

Jamie Herd: For Interruptions There Always Will Be…  

15:00 – 15:30 Workshop: Susanna Hast:  Writing/Thinking from the Body

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee and snack

16:00 – 18:00 Session 4

Alia Zapparova: On Waiting, Leaving, and Other Absences: Nothing as Artistic Practice

Aura Sevón: Hybrid and Multivoiced Practices of Feminist Writing and Literary Activism

Lily Robert-Foley: Speculative Theory in Afrofuturist and Feminist Science Fiction

Elina Saloranta: Voices of Consolation  

18:00 – 19:30 Break

19:30 Evening programme at Oranssi

Download Feminist Readings#3 abstracts here.