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 2016-2017)

  • Proseminar: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
  • Advanced Option: Fiction and Autobiography
  • Literature Tutorial
  • Academic Writing
  • Tekstianalyysi I
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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.). Oxford University Press USA, p. 135-150 16 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  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.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  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.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  4. Affect and Artifice in Cognitive Literary Theory

    Polvinen, M. 2013 In : Journal of Literary Semantics. 42, 2, p. 165-180 15 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Highlighted activities

  1. Enactive Processing of Science Fiction Narrative

    Polvinen, M. (Speaker)
    15 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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

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

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Enactive Perception of Fictional Space: China Miéville’s "The City & The City"

    Polvinen, M. (Speaker)
    24 May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  4. Unnatural and Cognitive Perspectives on Literary Studies: A Theory Crossover

    Polvinen, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    4 Nov 2016

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

  5. Cognitive Futures in the Humanities 2016

    Polvinen, M. (Member of organizing committee)
    12 Jun 201615 Jun 2016

    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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