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|The Association for Literary Urban Studies Joins FILLM|
| 1.10.2019 |
FILLM is very happy to annouce that the Association for Literary Urban Studies - also known as ALUS - has joined the federation.
Below, you will find a few words of welcome from FILLM President, Margaret Higonnet, as well as a brief introduction to ALUS.
For more detailed information about ALUS, we highly recommend that you pay their website a visit.
ALUS will be represented on the FILLM Committee by its current President, Jason Finch.
Words of Welcome from FILLM President, Margaret Higonnet
FILLM is happy to announce that the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS) has joined the federation. ALUS shares the humanistic and literary interests of FILLM through its international, interdisciplinary, and comparative approaches to the representation of cities in literature. In addition to its biennial conferences, ALUS has recently established a Literary Urban Studies Series at Palgrave, which has a thematic focus on literary mediations and representations of urban conditions and a methodological focus on interdisciplinary approaches. We encourage members of ALUS also to submit their work to the FILLM publication series. We hope as well that members of ALUS will be drawn to the Triennial Congresses of FILLM, the next of which will be held in the beautiful city of Vienna in July 2020, where the theme will be "Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Diversity in a Global Perspective." Future exchanges of ALUS with our sister societies promise to be mutually fruitful, and we look forward to our cooperation.Margaret R. Higonnet
FILLM President, 2017-2020
The Association for Literary Urban Studies
The Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS, formerly Helsinki Literature and the City Network) provides an international and interdisciplinary platform for scholars studying the city in literature. Membership is free, and all scholars working within literary urban studies are warmly invited to join the association. It welcomes approaches that examine city narratives in a broad understanding, including approaches that combine urban studies, cultural geography, urban planning, future studies, and other relevant fields with the examination of narratives of cities. It aims to foster interdisciplinary research on city literature, including literature written in all languages and encompassing all historical periods. The Association for Literary Urban Studies organizes meetings twice a year in Finland for members residing in Finland or passing through, and one international conference every two years. It aims to cooperate with other international organizations to organize international seminars, conferences and events.
Scholars interested in the city and literature from all fields of study are most welcome to join ALUS.
For further information on joining the network, contact ALUS secretary Anni Lappela (anni.lappela(a)helsinki.fi) or ALUS president Jason Finch (jfinch(a)abo.fi).