When: Tuesday, June 14 at 5:00 pm
Where: Common Room of the Helsinki Collegium (Fabianinkatu 24 A, 3rd floor) or Zoom (link available upon registration).
The books to be presented at the roundtable:
Patricia Garcia: The Urban Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century European Literature – City Fissures (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)
Ann Phoenix and Marja Peltola: Nuancing Young Masculinities – Helsinki Boys' Intersectional Relationships in New Times (Helsinki University Press, 2022)
Andreas Bieler: Fighting for Water: Resisting Privatization in Europe (Zed Books/Bloomsbury, 2021)
Geoffrey Roberts: Stalin's Library – A Dictator and his Books (Yale University Press, 2022)
Henning Trüper: Orientalism, Philology, and the Illegibility of the Modern World (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020)
Monika Krause: Model Cases: On Canonical Research Objects and Sites (The University of Chicago Press, 2021)
Please register to the reception or to the Zoom event at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/117958/lomakkeet.html
(If you wish to attend the book panel via Zoom, you will receive the Zoom link by filling the registration form!)
Andreas Bieler is Professor of Political Economy in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham/UK. His general expertise is in the area of resistance to neo-liberal globalisation with a particular emphasis on the possible role of labour movements understood in a broad sense. He is author (with Adam David Morton) of Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2018) as well as Fighting for Water: Resisting Privatization in Europe (Zed Books, 2021). He maintains a blog on trade unions and global restructuring at http://andreasbieler.blogspot.co.uk
Patricia Garcia is a senior researcher in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), where she currently leads a Ramón y Cajal project (Ministerio de Universidades, Spain + European Social Fund) on urban peripheries in contemporary literature. She has previously served as an Associate Professor in Hispanic and Comparative Literature at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research focuses on narrative spaces at their intersections with urban studies, feminisms and with representations of the supernatural. Patricia Garcia is the chair of the research network Fringe Urban Narratives and has been the PI of the British-Academy project Gender and the Hispanic Fantastic. She has held research fellowships at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (EURIAS) and at the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris. She is the Vice-President of ALUS: Association for Literary Urban Studies, member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Comparative Literature, and co-editor of the Palgrave Series in Literary Urban Studies and of BRUMAL: Research Journal on the Fantastic.
Monika Krause is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. She is interested in expert practices and the social organization of specialization. She is the author of “The Good Project. Humanitarian NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason” (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2014) and “Model Cases. On Canonical Research Objects and Sites (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2021). She was a Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in 2016-2017.
Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at UCL Institute of Education. Her research interests are intersectional and psychosocial, including work on motherhood, social identities, young people, racialisation and gender and narrative methodology.
Geoffrey Roberts is Emeritus Professor of History at University College Cork and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He was EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 2018-2019. A Fulbright scholar at Harvard, his other fellowships include the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, CEU’s Institute of Advanced Studies in Budapest and the Polish Institute for Advanced Studies. His books have been translated into many different languages. They include Stalin’s Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 (2006), Molotov: Stalin’s Cold Warrior (2012), and Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov (2012), winner of the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award.
Henning Trüper (PhD EUI Florence), is a historian with interests in European cultural and intellectual histories of the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically the history of the humanities and of humanitarianism. He was a postdoc at the University of Zurich and EHESS, Paris, a member at IAS Princeton, lecturer and adjunct lecturer at Technische Universität Berlin, and Core Fellow at HCAS 2016-19. He now works at Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin, where he is PI of the ERC project “Archipelagic Imperatives: Lifesaving and Shipwreck in European Societies since 1800”. Publications include: Topography of a Method: Francois Louis Ganshof and the Writing of History (Tübingen 2014), Orientalism, Philology, and the Illegibility of the Modern World (London 2020), and, edited with Dipesh Chakrabarty and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Historical Teleologies in the Modern World (London 2015).