[H-verkko] Helsinki, Register II: the international colloquium on meaning and human expression (Helsinki 22-24.5.2013)

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Register II: the international colloquium on meaning and human expression
(Helsinki 22-24.5.2013)

Helsinki, Hallituskatu 1
22.5.2013 – 24.5.2013

We are pleased to invite you to join us at the international colloquium on
meaning and human expression:

22nd–24th May 2013
Helsinki, Finland

Please find below a preliminary version of the colloquium program (which may be
subject to revision prior to the event). Further information is also available
on our website, where abstracts of papers will soon be made available:


If you are interested in joining us at this event, please contact the colloquium
secretary Ulla Savolainen ( ulla.savolainen at helsinki.fi ) by Wednesday May 1st.
A registration fee of 50€ includes daily lunches, receptions and the
“Helsinki Enregistered” guided tram tour.


Finnish Literature Society (Hallituskatu 1)

8.45–9.15 Registration

9.15–9.30 Opening words
Tuomas M.S. Lehtonen (Finnish Literature Society)
Frog (University of Helsinki)

9.30–10.30 Keynote lecture

Charles Briggs (University of California)
“(Im)Mobilizing Scientific Registers, or, What Do Epidemiology, Laments,
Personal Narratives, Photographs, and Dead Bodies Have to Do with One

10.30–11.00 COFFEE

11.00–12.30 Session I

Eila Stepanova (University of Helsinki)
“The Creativity of Karelian Lamenters and Changes in the Lament Register”

Flóra Hatvani  (Eötvös Loránd University)
“Swearing and Cursing in the Erzya-Mordvin Language”

Zsófia Sziráki (Eötvös Loránd University)
“On the Denomination of Illnesses in the Udmurt Language”

12.30–14.00 LUNCH

14.00–15.00 Keynote lecture

Timo Kaartinen (University of Helsinki)
“Lost Registers and Recovered Meanings: How to Embed Tradition in New

15.00–15.30 COFFEE

15.30–17.00 Session II

Jim Wilce (Northern Arizona University)
“Judging Laments and Lament Registers: A Tale of Three Authenticities”

Janika Oras (Estonian Literary Museum)
“Verbal Dueling in Estonian Weddings: Intermediated and Immediate

Kati Kallio (Finnish Literature Society / University of Helsinki)
“A New Context: The Wedding Register as a Means of Greeting a Foreign

18.00–19.00 “Helsinki Enregistered: A Guided Tram Tour”
Guided by onomastician Terhi Ainiala and urban geographer Jani Vuolteenaho

Finnish Literature Society (Hallituskatu 1)

9.30–10.30 Keynote lecture

Ruqaiya  Hasan (Macquarie University)
“Reflections on the Emergence of Register”

COFFEE 10.30–11.00

11.00–12.30 Session III

Joseph Grim Feinberg (University of Chicago)
“From Indignation to Irony: International Labor Songs and the Changing
Addressees of Agitation”

Anna Rajavuori (University of Helsinki)
“Performing Authority: Registers of Language in Socialist Agitation in Early
20th-Century Finland”

Per Holmberg (University of Gothenburg)
“Learning the Register of Expository Texts: A Longitudinal Study in Swedish
Upper Secondary School”

LUNCH 12.30–14.00

14.00–15.00 Keynote lecture

Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
“Being Specific about Historical Change: The Influence of Sub-Register”

COFFEE 15.00–15.30

15.30–17.00 Session IV

Pertti Anttonen (University of Helsinki)

“Registers of Representation in Archival Documents of Folk Belief”

Niina Hämäläinen (University of Turku)
“Textualisation as (Re-)Constructing a Special Language”

Jonathan Roper (University of Tartu)
“Coker Egerton’s Registers”

18:00 Buffet reception at the Finnish Literature Society

Finnish Literature Society (Hallituskatu 1)

9.30–10.30 Keynote lecture

Lars Boje Mortensen (University of Southern Denmark)
“The Rise of the Prose Register: a Comparative View”

COFFEE 10.30–11.00 (2nd floor)

11.00–12.30 Session V

Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen (Finnish Literature Society)
“Lutheran Hymns and Oblivion of Oral Kalevalaic Poetics: Religious, Cultural
and Linguistic Shift in Finland during the Reformation”

Deborah A. Jones (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
“Odessa as She Is: Imaginings and Exploitations of a Fabled Dialect in
Southern Ukraine”

Frog (University of Helsinki)
“Register, Ideology and Cultural Transformation: Considering the Displacement
of Oral-Poetic Communication”

LUNCH 12.30–14.00

14.00–15.30 Session VI

Lotte Tarkka (University of Helsinki)
“The Poetics of Quotation: Proverbial Speech and Entextualization”

Outi Lauhakangas (Independent Researcher, Helsinki)
“The Role of Proverbs and Proverb Modifications in Intentional Shifts of

Liisa Granbom-Herranen (University of Jyväskylä)
“The Newspaper – A Context for Traditional and Modern Proverbs”

COFFEE 15.30–16.00 (2nd floor)

16.00–17.30 Session VII

Chi-hua Hsiao (University of California, Los Angeles)
“Translating Humor in U.S. Sitcoms: Grammar, Culture and Politics”

Anthony McCann (University of Bristol / Smithsonian Center for Folklife and
Cultural Heritage)
“Revisiting Register: Affectual Intensity and Diagnostic Opportunities in the
Analysis of Discourse and Power”

Venla Sykäri (University of Helsinki)
“Improvised Oral Poetry and Inside-Group Dynamics”

Closing discussion 17.30–17.45

18:00 Reception hosted by the Rector of the University of Helsinki,
University Main Building, Newspaper Room (Unioninkatu 34, 2nd floor).

The international colloquium on meaning and human expression is organized by
Folklore Studies of the University of Helsinki, the Academy of Finland research
project Oral and Literary Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern Baltic Sea
Region of the Finnish Literature Society, the Academy of Finland research
project “Oral Poetry, Mythic Knowledge, and Vernacular Imagination: Interfaces
of Individual Expression and Collective Traditions in Pre-modern Northeast
Europe” (2012–2016) of the University of Helsinki and the Research Community
"Cultural Meanings and Vernacular Genres (CMVG)” of the University of
Helsinki, Folklore Studies.

Tiedustelut: Ulla Savolainen (ulla.savolainen at helsinki.fi)
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