Memory in Icelandic Detective Fiction - A Postgraduate Workshop

When: Thursday 22 May, 11am-1pm

Where: UCD Humanities Institute, Seminar room

Dr Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir and Dr Daisy Neijmann will lead a workshop on Memory in Icelandic Detective Fiction focussing on the work of key writers in the field, Arnaldur Indriðason and Yrsa Sigurdardottir. This workshop is free to all but registration is essential. Reading material for the workshop will be circulated in advance.

Please contact fionnuala.dillane@ucd.ie to book your place and for reading material details.

Deadline for registration: Friday 16 May 2014

Dr Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir is senior lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Icelandand head of the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature. She works on memory studies; life writing; photography; and writers’ autobiographies. Her publications include Borderlines: Autobiography and Fiction in Postmodern Life Writing (Rodopi: Amsterdam and New York, 2003).

Dr Daisy Neijmann received her doctorate in anglophone literature at the VU University in Amsterdam and taught Icelandic-Canadian studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada. She was Reader in Icelandic at University College London until 2011 and currently teaches Icelandic Literature at the University of Iceland. She has published widely on Icelandic migratory literature, modern Icelandic fiction and memory and trauma inIcelandic occupation literature.