Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics – Study Circle 2018-2019

Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics – Study Circle 2018-2019

Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics is a three-year international research initiative funded by the Nordic Summer University ( with the aim to investigate how different storytelling practices of literature, audiovisual arts, social media and oral testimonies address the legacies of twentieth-century European conflicts and how they travel across national borders. It is an interdisciplinary network that brings together scholars of narrative and memory from the Nordic and Baltic countries and Great Britain. The research circle aims to contribute to public debate on issues of memory, war, displacement and the future of Europe in the current political situation marked by the refugee crisis.

Previous events:

Summer Symposium Program Roosta 2019

CFP Summer Session Roosta 2019: Victims, Perpetrators and Implicated Subjects: Rethinking Agency at the Intersections of Narrative and Memory

Programme Winter Session Turku 2019

CFP Winter Session Turku 2019: Uses and Abuses of Storytelling: Theorizing the Intersections of Narrative, Memory and Identity

Programme Summer Session Fårö 2018

CFP Summer Session Fårö 2018: Reimagining and Remembering the Other: Narrative Empathy and its Limitations

Programme Winter Session Kristiansand 2018


Programme Summer Session Saulkrasti 2017

CFP Summer Session 2017: Trauma Narratives and the Ethics of Reading

Programme Winter Session Tallinn 2017

CFP Winter Session 2017: Transcultural Memorial Forms: Contemporary Remembrance of War, Displacement and Political Rupture


Eneken Laanes (Estonia)
Coordinator Study Circle 4
eneken.laanes [at]
Study Circle 4: Narrative and Memory

Hanna Meretoja (Finland)
Coordinator Study Circle 4
hailme [at]
Study Circle 4: Narrative and Memory

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