Collaboration at the Department of Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature collaborates extensively with Finnish Literature, Cultural History and other disciplines of the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies and several language departments of the School of Languages and Translation Studies as well as the other faculties in the University of Turku, other Finnish universities and our international partners.

Our key partners in Finland include SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory (University of Turku), TUCEMEMS (University of Turku), Narrare: Centre for Interdisciplinary Narrative Studies (University of Tampere), the Teacher Training School of the University of Turku (the teaching of Finnish language and literature), Turku City Library and Kirjan talo (Book House), a Turku-based organisation for the advancement of literature.

Our central international partners include our partner universities for student and teacher exchanges: the University of Oxford (Oxford, UK), Royal Holloway, the University of London (London, UK), the University of Worcester (Worcester, UK), La Sapienza (Rome, Italy), Università degli Studi di Trento (Trento, Italy), Ca’Foscari Università di Venezia (Venice, Italy), Freie Universität (Berlin, Germany) and Uniwersytet Łódzki (Łódź, Poland). Our international research centre collaborators include the Centre for Narrative Research (University of East London), the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention (American University of Paris) and the Story Lab (University of Twente).

International collaboration is an essential part of the activities of the research centre SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory, the international research network Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics, as well as the other research projects hosted in Comparative Literature. For more information on the international partners of these projects, please visit their respective websites (see the research page of our Department).