Day 1: Tuesday 8 June 2021, 13.00-18.00 (GMT+3)

13.00-13.15 Welcome and opening

13.15–14.00 Keynote 1: Guido Rings (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge), From Neoliberalism and (Neo-)Colonialism in Aguirre, the Wrath of God to Transcultural Solidarity in Queen of the Desert
Chair: Alexandra Simon-López

14.00-14.15 Break

14.15-15.00 Keynote 2: Jopi Nyman (University of Eastern Finland), Border Crossings and Transculturation in Leila Aboulela’s The Kindness of Enemies
Chair: Alexandra Simon-López

15.00-15.30 Break

15.30-16.30 Session 1 Negotiating Identities in Inter- and Transcultural Contexts (15 min/paper+5 min discussion per paper) Chair: Marja Sorvari

15.30-15.50 Tatiana Bogrdanova (independent researcher) and Lidia Chumak (Oslo Metropolitan University), Reluctant Transculturality: Russian Émigrés in Norway in the 1920s -1930s

15.50-16.10 Louise Sampagnay (University of Caen Normandy), Spitting Out the Tongue(s) – Hugo Hamilton’s Irish-German Childhood in 1950s and 1960s Dublin – Negotiating a Multilingual Identity Through Bodily Space and Transcultural Intertext

16.10-16.30 Serafim Seppälä (University of Eastern Finland), Image of Armenians and Russians in the Early Films of Vigen Chaldranian

16.30-16.45 Break

16.45-17.45 Session 2 Representing Cultural Translation through Literature and Film (15 min/paper+5 min discussion per paper) Chair: Alexandra Simon-López

16.45-17.05 Olga Demidova (Leningrad State University), Germany and the Germans in Russian Émigré Memoirs

17.05-17.25 Katri Annika Wessel (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München), Finland Exchanged for Germany, Russia Left Untouched? Observations on the Representation of Spatial Dimensions in Ilkka Remes‘ Thriller Ruttokellot and Its German Translation Blutglocke

17.25-17.45 Roman Ivashkiv (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Run, Buzykin, Run: Thinking About Translation Through Transmetic Film 

17.45-18.00 Closing of day 1


Day 2: Wednesday 9 June 2021, 13.00-16.45 (GMT+3)

13.00-13.45 Keynote 3: Julie Hansen (Uppsala University), Transcultural Encounters Through Language: An Unexpected Case from Contemporary Russian Literature
Chair: Marja Sorvari

13.45-14.00 Break

14.00-14.40 Session 3 Inter- and Transculturality in Extraordinary Contexts (15 min/paper+5 min discussion per paper) Chair: Alexandra Simon-López

14.00-14.20 Urszula Chowaniec (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University & Paideia European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm), Emancipation from Language, Fate and Political Oppression: Around the Stories of Sophia Parnok and Annette Eick

14.20-14.40 Withold Bonner (Tampere University), ”The Script Does Not Lie”: Intercultural Collisions in Schermanns Augen (2018) by Steffen Mensching

14.40-15.00 Break

15.00-16.00 Session 4 Representing Transcultural Memory and Images (15 min/paper+5 min discussion per paper) Chair: Alexandra Simon-López and Marja Sorvari

15.00-15.20 Dmitry Novokhatskiy (Catania University), Literature Gastarbeiter: (Trans)cultural Memory in Suhbat Aflatuni’s Novels

15.20-15.40 Alexandra Simon-López (University of Eastern Finland), Nordic Noir or the Game with Stereotypes? Critical Reflections on Jan Costin Wagner’s Crime Novels

15.40-16.00 Marja Sorvari (University of Eastern Finland), Multilingualism in Anna Hoffmann’s Film Poka heißt Tschüss auf Russisch (2014)

16.00-16.30 Closing of the conference