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

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 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 Mikko Keskinen: Welcome & Introduction

Session I: Graphic and Narrative Designs

Chair: Mikko Keskinen

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 (Cafeteria Uno)

Session II: Book’s Past Futures

Chair: Essi Varis

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”


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

Chair: Juri Joensuu

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; Vaasankatu 21; at 18:00 o’clock)


Friday, October 27, 2017

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

Chair: Juri Joensuu

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 (for speakers; at Café Alvar; Alvar Aallon katu 7)

Session V: Illusions of Uniqueness and Mass Reproduction

Chair: Laura Piippo

14:00–14:30 Danuta Fjellestad: “Forging Uniqueness: Books in the Age of Experience”

14:30–15:00 Veijo Pulkkinen: “Manuscripts Imitating Printed Books”


Session VI: Senses of the Asemic and the Opaque

Chair: Anna Helle

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 Oskari Rantala: Wrap-up