French at Leeds annual lecture

Hanna Meretoja (University of Turku / Exeter College, Oxford) presents on Narrative Agency and its Limits.

Title: Narrative Agency and its Limits: Intersections of Memory, Imagination and Illness in Philippe Claudel’s L’Arbre du pays Toraja (The Tree of the Toraja) and Annie Ernaux’s Les Années (The Years)

Speaker: Hanna Meretoja (Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Turku, Finland and Visiting Fellow, Exeter College, Oxford)

Bio: 

Hanna Meretoja is Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory at the University of Turku (Finland) and in 2019-2020 Visiting Fellow at Exeter College (University of Oxford) and Visiting Scholar at Oxford Centre for Life-Writing.

Her monographs include The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible (2018, Oxford University Press) and The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theory: The Crisis and Return of Storytelling from Robbe-Grillet to Tournier (2014, Palgrave Macmillan) and she has co-edited, with Colin Davis, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma (2020, Routledge) and Storytelling and Ethics: Literature, Visual Arts and the Power of Narrative (2018, Routledge).