22.09.2017

Symposium Program - Ubique and Unique Book: The Presence and Potentialities of the Codex

Venue: University of Jyvaskyla, Ruusupuisto building, lecture room Juho (Ruu D101) (Alvar Aallon katu 9)

[Wednesday, October 25, Pre-conference comics doctoral seminar with Prof. Jan Baetens; 17:15-19:00; Educa building, room D304; Seminaarinkatu 15]

Thursday, October 26, 2017

  • 10:15–10:45 Registration & coffee
  • 10:45–11:00 Welcome & Introduction

Session I: Graphic and Narrative Designs

  • 11:00–11:30 Graham Rawle: “Writing with Scissors: A Cut-and-Paste Approach to Narrative Design”
  • 11:30–12:00 Arja Karhumaa: “Thinking through Ungenesis:  The Situated Knowledge of a Text Designer”
  • 12:00-12:30 Anna Helle: “Collaboration between Poet and Graphic Designer”

Lunch

Session II: Book’s Past Futures

  • 13:30–14:00 Jan Baetens: “’Poor books’”: Going back to Adrienne Monnier’s “’livre pauvre’”
  • 14:00–14:30 Harri Veivo: “Joyful Movements: Christian Dotremont’s Play with the Page, the Book, and the Space”

Break

Session III: Multimodal Books: Ethical, Omnivorous, and Ludic

  • 15:00 Alison Gibbons: “The Multimodal Novel and the Ethical Spiral: The Entropology of Theories of Forgetting
  • 15:30 Laura Piippo: “3 x Kokko2: Omnivorous Poetics of Multimodality in Varjofinlandia, Das Leben der Anderen, and Retweeted
  • 16:00 Raine Koskimaa & Linda Lahdenperä: “Game, Play, and Materiality in Kid E-Lit”

Dinner (for speakers; at restaurant Sohwi, 18—; Vaasankatu 21)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Session IV: Reading Books: Print, Electronic, and Comics

  • 10:30–11:00 Mikko Keskinen: “How to Read a Book; or, Towards the Paginal Turn in Criticism”
  • 11:00–11:30 Anna Kajander: “Acting as a Reader: Materiality of Books in Everyday Reading Practices”
  • 11:30–12:00 Matti Kangaskoski: “The Affordances of Reading Poetry on Digital and Print Platforms: Logic of Selection vs. Close Reading in Stephanie Strickland’s ‘V-Project’”
  • 12:00-12:30 Essi Varis: “How Comics Are Their Own Reading Manuals: Experimental and Experiential Designs of The Sandman: Overture

Lunch

Session V: Illusions of Uniqueness and Mass Reproduction

  • 14:00–14:30 Danuta Fjellestad: “Forging Uniqueness: Books in the Age of Experience”
  • 14:30–15:00 Veijo Pulkkinen: “Manuscripts Imitating Printed Books”

Break

Session VI: Senses of the Asemic and the Opaque

  • 15:30–16:00 Sami Sjöberg: “Unreadable Books? Luigi Seraphini’s Codex Seraphinianus and Dieter Roth’s Mundunculum as Critique of Wittgensteinian Language Philosophy”
  • 16:00–16:30 Riikka Ala-Hakula: “How to Read Henri Michaux’s Asemic Writing Published in Book Form?”
  • 16:30–17:00 Juri Joensuu & Juha-Pekka Kilpiö: “Black Block: The Opaque Page as a Graphic Device”
  • 17:00 Wrap up: Oskar Rantala