Carla Suhr


Description of research and teaching

Carla Suhr is a University Lecturer who teaches courses in English linguistics as well as skills courses such as text analysis and academic writing. She is also an academic advisor for first-year students, and a supervisor of two PhD theses. Her research focuses on (historical) (corpus) pragmatics, genre studies and (news) discourse analysis, and these are also topics she teaches in her linguistics courses. She has a strong interest in combining book history with her research into historical English texts. Her PhD (2011) dealt with the development of the genre of witchcraft pamphlets, and currently she works with early modern news pamphlets more generally and medical texts from the period 1500 to 1800. Since 2000, she has been a member of the Scientific Thought-Styles project – a part of the VARIENG research group – which is compiling a large corpus of historical medical writing.

Teaching in fall 2016: Text analysis, BA thesis seminar Texts and Discourse Analysis, BA level philology option course (with Maria Salenius): Game of History: (Re-)Writing the Past

Teaching in spring 2017: Academic Writing, Variation and Change of the English Language (language history lecture course), continuation of BA thesis seminar, BA level linguistics option course: Sociolinguistics, MA level linguistics option course: News Discourse

Affiliation Expiration31/07/2017
Further information on the affiliationMember of VARIENG, the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English, a Finnish Centre of Excellence

Highlighted publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    News and relations: Textual labels in the titles of early modern news pamphlets

    Suhr, C. M. 2017 Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English. John Benjamins

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

  2. Accepted/In press

    Middle English: An invitation to HEL through problem-solving

    Skaffari, J. & Suhr, C. M. 2017 Teaching the History of the English Language. Modern Language Association

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

  3. Accepted/In press

    Visual and verbal communication in title-pages of early modern medical texts

    Ratia, M. A. & Suhr, C. M. 2017 Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts. Brepols, (Utrecht studies in medieval literacy)

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

  4. Early Modern English Medical Texts: Corpus

    Taavitsainen, I. (ed.), Pahta, P. (ed.), Hiltunen, T. (ed.), Mäkinen, M. (ed.), Marttila, V. (ed.), Ratia, M. A. (ed.), Suhr, C. (ed.) & Tyrkkö, J. (ed.) 2010

    Publication: Sound and image mediaI2 ICT programs or applications

  5. Publishing for the Masses: Early Modern English Witchcraft Pamphlets

    Suhr, C. 2011 Helsinki: Société Néophilologique de Helsinki. 302 p. (Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki; no. 83)

    Publication: Book/anthologyC1 Published scientific monograph

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Highlighted activities

  1. Title-page layout and titles in early modern printed medical texts

    Suhr, C. (Speaker)
    22 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  2. 700 vuotta lääketieteen englantia digimuodossa

    Taavitsainen, I. A. J. (Speaker), Ratia, M. A. (Speaker), Suhr, C. (Speaker)
    15 Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  3. d2e From Data to Evidence: Big Data, Rich Data, Uncharted Data

    Suhr, C. (Secretary of organizing committee)
    19 Oct 201522 Oct 2015

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

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