Merja Polvinen

Person

    Research areas

  • 6122 Literature studies - representation, cognitive narratology, literature and science, speculative fiction, contemporary literature, British literature, American literature

Description of research and teaching

Teaching (English philology, Department of Modern Languages 2017-2018)

  • Proseminar: Storytelling and the Mind
  • Advanced Option: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
  • Literature Tutorial
  • Academic Writing
  • Tekstianalyysi I
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Curriculum Vitae

Highlighted publications

  1. Cognitive Science and the Double Vision of Fiction

    Polvinen, M. K. 2017 Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition. Burke, M. & Troscianko, E. T. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press USA, p. 135-150 16 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  2. Enactive Perception and Fictional Worlds

    Polvinen, M. K. 2016 The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture. Garratt, P. (ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 19-34 16 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  3. Engaged Reading as Mental Work: Reflections on Teaching Cognitive Narratology

    Polvinen, M. 2014 In : Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. 16, 1, p. 145-159 14 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Highlighted activities

  1. Emotion and Self-Reflection in Fiction: Invited talk at the University of Aachen

    Polvinen, M. (Speaker)
    26 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. Enactive Processing of Science Fiction Narrative: Invited talk at the University of York

    Polvinen, M. (Speaker)
    15 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. The Cognitive Humanities - Trans-Atlantic: Intersubjectivity and Literature

    Polvinen, M. (Speaker)
    1 Jun 20172 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  4. Worldcon 75 Academic Track: 100 Years of Estrangement

    Polvinen, M. (Chair of organizing committee)
    9 Aug 201713 Aug 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest projects

  1. Styles of Mimesis

    Lyytikäinen, P., Polvinen, M., Rossi, R., Isomaa, S., Nyqvist, S. & Kivistö, S.

    Suomen Akatemia

    01/01/200831/12/2010

    Project: Research project

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Education

Fil. toht., englannin kieli

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