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|The Finnish Literary Research Society Joins FILLM!|
| 19.4.2017 |
FILLM is very happy to announce that the Finnish Literary Research Society (Kirjallisuudentutkijain Seura, KTS) 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 the KTS.
For more detailed information about the KTS, we strongly recommend that you pay their website a visit.
You can also follow the KTS on Facebook.
It is yet to be decided who will represent the KTS on the FILLM Committee. News on that will follow in the near future.
Words of Welcome from FILLM President, Margaret R. Higonnet
"We welcome the Finnish Literary Research Society (KTS) as a new member of FILLM!
FILLM and KTS were founded within a year of each other, and they share the goal of supporting comparative scholarship on literature at many levels and in different institutions. Thus the journal Avain is a peer-reviewed quarterly specializing in comparative and Finnish literary studies, like many of the journals published by the other member societies of FILLM. We hope that members of the Finnish Literary Research Society will be drawn to the Triennal Congresses of FILLM, the next of which will be held in Vienna in 2020, and will find exchanges with our sister societies fruitful. We encourage members also to submit their work to the FILLM publication series. We look forward to our cooperation.
Once again, a heartfelt welcome."
Margaret R. Higonnet
FILLM President, 2017-2020
The Finnish Literary Research Society
The Finnish Literary Research Society (Kirjallisuudentutkijain Seura, KTS) was founded in 1927. The Society acts as a coordinating association for literary scholars in Finland. It advances the study of literature and promotes general interest in literary research.
The Society coordinates an annual research seminar and publishes the journal Avain – Finnish Review of Literary Studies. The quarterly offers articles, essays, interviews and reviews focusing on literary studies. The journal succeeds the Yearbook of Literary Research Society published from 1929 to 2003. The Yearbook was replaced by the journal Avain in 2004. Avain is a peer-reviewed quarterly specializing in comparative and Finnish literary studies. It is a Finnish-language journal but it welcomes contributions in other languages with a specific focus on Finnish or Finland’s Swedish literature.
The annual research seminars organized by the Finnish Literary Research Society bring together scholars from Finland and abroad. In addition to keynote speeches and lectures the seminars offer workshops and panel discussion on specific topics. In recent years the seminars have focused, for instance, on the relation between literary and cultural studies; literature and emotions; postcolonial theory; nature, culture, and identity; ethics, aesthetics, and politics, environments, and the concept of mimesis.
KTS joins the FILLM community with great pleasure. It is looking forward to a long period of fruitful cooperation with colleagues from other member associations in the fields of language and literary studies.