IABA Europe 2011
Trajectories of (Be)longing: Europe in Life Writing
Tallinn University, 18-20 May 2011


Conference Progamme

All keynotes will take place in the Tallinn Auditorium (Tallinna saal) on the second floor of the Mare Building. Registration is situated in front of the Tallinn Auditorium. Coffee and lunch will be served at the Atrium of the Mare building on the third floor. Reception at the end of Day 1 (May 18) will also take place there. 
Panel sessions will be the same building, in room M 224, M 226 and M648 on the 6th floor. You need to take the elevator to get there. When you step out, you’ll see the room (with windows opening to the Atrium) on your left.

May 17 

18.30–20.00 guided tour of Tallinn Old Town. Fee Eur 10.
The tour starts from the lobby of hotel Nordic Forum. Someone will meet participants staying at Park Inn Central in their lobby at 18.25.

May 18

9.00–10.00 Registration in front of the Tallinn Auditorium on the second floor. 

10.00–10.30 Welcome (TA) 

10.30–11.30 Plenary I (TA) Philippe Lejeune. Rousseau and the autobiographical revolution

11.30–12.00 Coffee at Atrium

12.00–13.30 Parallel panels 1, 2, 3 

13.30–14.30 Lunch at Atrium

14.30–16.30 Parallel panels 4, 5, 6

16.30–17.00 Coffee at Atrium

17.00–18.15 Plenary II. (TA) Merle Karusoo. Who am I? 

18.30–20.30 Reception at Atrium


May 19

9.00–10.00 Plenary III. (TA) Alfred Hornung. Return visits: the European background of transcultural life writing

10.00–11.30 Parallel panels 7, 8, 9

11.30–12.00 Coffee at Atrium

12.00–13.30 Parallel panels 10, 11, 12

13.30–14.30 Lunch at Atrium

14.30–16.00 Parallel panels 13, 14, 15

16.00–16.30 Coffee at Atrium

16.30–18.00 Parallel panels 16, 17, 18


19.00–23.00 Conference Dinner at the Rocca al Mare Open Air Museum

Buses will pick up the participants in front of hotel Nordic at 18.30.


May 20

9.00–10.00 Plenary V. Vieda Skultans. How narratives both enlarge and constrict our understanding of the other.

10.00–11.30 Parallel panes 19, 20, 21

11.30–12.00 Coffee at Atrium

12.00–14.00 Parallel panels 22, 23

14.00–15.00 Lunch

15.00–16.30 IABA Europe business meeting. Minutes are available here

16.30–16.45 Coffee at Atrium

16.45–18.00 Roundtable discussion. Closing of the conference