The ideological force of narrative

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Pinni A building, Paavo Koli auditorium, address: Kanslerinrinne 1.


The research centre Narrare, Academy of Finland consortium project "The Literary in Life: Exploring the Boundaries between Literature and the Everyday" and the research programme of The School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies "Making Sense in Literature and Social Life"


10.15–11.15 Key note by Dorothee Birke: “Home as a Contested Narrative in Contemporary British Drama”


11.30–12.15 Saija Isomaa: “Fight Against Totalitarianism. Values and Narrative Strategies in Classical Dystopias”

12.15–13.00 Bo Pettersson: “How Does It Feel to Be an Animal? Ideology and Narrative in Imagining Animals in Literature”


14.15–15.00 Maria Laakso: “Ideology and Provocation. Narrative Strategies of a Provocative text in a Finnish Short Movie ‘Mercy All the Way’”

15.00–15.45 Howard Sklar: “A Crime Beyond Denunciation: Ideological Rhetoric and Narrative Dynamics in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath”


16.15–17.15 Key note by Jan Alber: “Narrative Techniques and Ideology: Resilience and Humor in Contemporary Aboriginal Cultures”

18.00 Reception for those registered for it, Pinni B building, room 4087



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Samuli Björninen