Call for Papers: ‘Literary Second Cities’ in Helsinki

The Helsinki Literature and the City Network (HLCN) will be hosting its second international conference on ‘Literary Second Cities’ at Åbo Akademi University on 20-21 August 2015. The keynote speakers are Professor Marc Brosseau from the University of Ottawa and Professor Bart Keunen from the University of Ghent.

Papers are invited on new approaches to the study of literary cities, smaller cities, and cities or portions of cities judged secondary or subordinate in any historical period or part of the world. The deadline for submissions is 15 March 2015. Proposals of approximately 300 words should be sent to

A peer-reviewed publication consisting of selected conference papers is also planned.

Visit the website for details.