The Seventh FINSSE Conference, Vaasa 2015

Call for Papers

FINSSE-7 (2015)

Language, Culture and Time: A Conference for Researchers and Teachers of English

9-10th of October 2015, University of Vaasa, Finland

The seventh FINSSE conference is open to members of the Finnish Society for the Study of English and other interested individuals.

We welcome papers that approach the theme of the conference understood in a broad sense as well as other topics involving the study of English.  Suggested areas of study include linguistics, literary studies, translation studies and cultural studies.

300-word abstracts should be sent to the conference organizer by mid-September.  Papers will be processed for a refereed publication.

Abstracts are invited for:

  • Individual papers (20 min + 5 min discussion)
  • Workshop sessions of three papers on a specific topic. Organizers should include abstracts for each paper
  • Poster presentations which are especially recommended for graduate students.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Susanna Paasonen, Media Studies, University of Turku: “Social media, distraction and the perpetual future”

Professor Mihaela Irimia, Director for the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity, University of Bucharest: Classic modernity and the modernities of today”

Professor Maria Kuteeva, Director of the Centre for Academic English, University of Stockholm: "Academic communication in a digital age: blogs, wikis, and tweets in the research world"

The participation fee is 65 € for graduate students and 85 € for staff. The fee includes the reception organized by the City of Vaasa on Friday, lunches and snacks.  On Saturday, dinner payable on registration will be served. Registration is available at the conference website at together with information about housing and travel.

Organizing committee: Jukka Tiusanen, Kristiina Abdallah, Nestori Siponkoski, Roman Kushnir, Harri Salovaara

Advisory committee: Päivi Pahta, Minna Palander-Collin, John Stotesbury, Tiina Mäntymäki,  Kathy Saranpa, Jukka Tyrkkö, Joel Kuortti, Jopi Nyman, Maj-Brit Höglund, Anthony Johnson

Further information: Jukka Tiusanen, conference organizer, FINSSE president, University of Vaasa