Here you can find the preliminary programme for the conference as well as abstracts for each presentation. Complete session abstracts are found under a link in the session title. In the case of sessions that consist of single papers, the abstracts are found under the title of each presentation.

Here is also a link to all presentations in a single file: PRESENTATIONS

The sessions will be situated in three seminar rooms (E117, E119, E121) in the Minerva building.


May 22–23, 2019, University of Turku, Finland, Sirkkala Campus (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

Wednesday May 22

9.00 – Registration (Janus Auditorium)
10.00 Päivi Lappalainen (University of Turku): Welcome to the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies
10.15 Erkki Sevänen (University of Eastern Finland, PI of the Consortium LibDat): Conference Welcome

10.30-11.30 Keynote Katherine Bode (Australian National University): Reading History in the Mass-digitized Age: Opportunities and Challenges
11.30-12.00 Guest Speaker Ilkka Mäkinen (Tampere University): Speaking of Reading Motivation in Finland as Part of a Global Discourse
Chair: Erkki Sevänen
(Janus Auditorium)

12.00–13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.15 Keynote Brigitte Ouvry-Vial (Le Mans University, France):
A Community Engagement Tool in Search of the European Reader
14.15-14.45 Guest Speaker Tuija Saresma (University of Jyväskylä): Reading as a social agency – Sharing Readerly Experiences on the Blogosphere
Chair: Kati Launis
(Janus Auditorium)

14.45-15.15 Coffee

15.30-17.00 Sessions I–III (Minerva)

Session I: Young Readers 1: Reading Fiction in Upper Secondary Schools: Changes and New Approach
Commentator: Janet Alsup
Chair: Sara Routarinne
Room: E117

Aino Mäkikalli: Theoretical underpinnings of teaching literature: the resilience of New Criticism
Elias Heikkonen: Evaluation of cultural literacy in Finnish upper secondary literary studies
Kaisa Ilmonen: Towards an Intersectional Reading

Session II: Digitaalinen runous (Digital Poetry, in Finnish)
Commentator: Hanna-Riikka Roine
Chair: Anna Kajander
Room: E119

Karoliina Lummaa: Digitaalisen runouden toimijuudet – esimerkkinä Jukka-Pekka Kervisen ”damage”
Miikka Laihinen: Antikythera ja Ariadne – tekstilabyrintin lukemisesta
Siru Kainulainen: Aistimellisesta lukemisesta: Tuija Välipakan digitaalinen teos One Hundred Red Things In Summer 2018 ja runokirja Uutisia!

Session III & Reading Group Session: Narrative Agency, Metanarrativity and Bibliotherapy: The Potential of Reading Metanarrative Fiction
Commentator: Markku Lehtimäki
Chair: Viola Parente-Čapková
Room: E121

Päivi Kosonen & Eevastiina Kinnunen: The Potential of Reading Metanarrative Fiction in Reading Groups
Päivi Kosonen, Eevastiina Kinnunen & Hanna Meretoja: Metanarrative Reading Group Session: A Demonstration

                                            18.30 Welcome Reception
(At Sirkkala campus, outside of Janus Auditorium)

Thursday May 23

9.30-10.30 Keynote Janet Alsup (Purdue University, USA): Literature Teaching As Social Action: Why Reading Fiction Matters in an Age of Standardization
10.30-11.00 Guest Speaker Satu Grünthal (University of Helsinki): Meaning and Motivation in Literature Education – a Finnish Perspective
Chair: Aino Mäkikalli
(Janus Auditorium)

11.00–12.30 Sessions IV–VI (Minerva)

Session IV: Young Readers 2: Stories, Reading and Learning
Commentator: Aino Mäkikalli
Chair: Elias Heikkonen
Room: E117

Merja Kauppinen & Juli-Anna Aerila: Stories Make Readers (StoRe) -project concentrates on creating communities of reading
Eeva-Maija Niinistö, Juli-Anna Aerila, Merja Kauppinen & Suvi Sario: It is all about books! – The project Ytimessä moves books and reading to the heart of all learning
Marita Neitola, Juli-Anna Aerila, Merja Kauppinen & Pirjo Suvilehto: Children’s literature provides support for the social emotional growth of children early childhood education

Session V: Reading in a Digital Era
Commentator: Brigitte Ouvry-Vial
Chair: Kukku Melkas
Room: E119

Hanna-Riikka Roine: Digital Reading and Writing Communities as a Resources for Research
Anna Kajander: Feeling and Sensing Literature: Books as Material Objects in the Digital Everyday
Lotta-Sofia Aaltonen: Digital Reading Experience as an Awakener of Reading Motivation among Adolescents

Session VI: Libraries in Change
Commentator: Katherine Bode
Chair: Ilkka Mäkinen
Room: E121

Isto Huvila: Professional Rationales of Engaging with Library Users in the Changing Culture of Reading and Library Use
Pirjo Tuomi:  Libraries and the literary long tail
Viola Parente-Čapková: Libraries as Sites of Transnational Multilingual Reception of Women’s Writing and the Virtual Research Environment

12.30–13.45 Lunch

13.45 -14.45 Keynote Tomas Eklund (University of Uppsala, Sweden):  A Primer on Data- and Text Mining for Content Analysis
14.45-15.15 Guest Speaker Tuomas Harviainen (Tampere University): Library Users’ Wants and Needs in the Age of Digital Ubiquity
Chair: Mats Neovius
(Janus Auditorium)

15.15–15.45 Coffee

15.45-17.15 Sessions VII–VIII

Session VII: Young Readers 3: Literary Landscapes
Commentator: Kaisa Ilmonen
Chair: Kaisa Laaksonen
Room: E117

Henri Satokangas, Liisa Tainio & Sara Routarinne: Finnish primary school pupils’ literary landscapes: What do Finnish- and Swedish-speaking pupils read at school?
Lydia Kokkola, Eva Fjällström and Adrian Rodriguez: Swedish Teenagers’ Reading in English On- and Off-line

Session VIII: Big data and Reading
Commentator: Tomas Eklund
Chair: Mats Neovius
Room: E119

François Vignale: Modelling the Dynamic of the Reading: The READ-IT Project
Leo Lahti, Jani Marjanen, Hege Roivanen & Mikko Tolonen: Bibliographic Data Science
Olli Nurmi: Detecting Social Structures Using Library Loan Data

19.00 Conference Dinner
(At Hus Lindman restaurant)

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