Teemu Ikonen


Curriculum Vitae



NAME: Teemu Heikki Tapio Ikonen


CURRENT POSITION: Freelance scholar, writer, lecturer





1. Master of Arts 1993, University of Helsinki

2. Doctor of Philosophy 2000, University of Helsinki

3. Docent in Comparative Literature 2010, University of Helsinki




1. Adjunct teacher from 1993 at the University of Helsinki, Avoin Yliopisto, Teatterikorkeakoulu, Kuvataideakatemia, Taideteollinen korkeakoulu, and Tampere Polytechnic.

2. Research Fellow, Graduate School of Literary and Textual Theory, Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, 1.1.1995–31.12.1998.

3. Research Fellow, Comparative Literature 1.10.–31.12.2003, Institute for Art Research, University of Helsinki.

4. Editor in Chief of the literary magazine Nuori Voima 1.3.2000–31.8.2003.

5. Research Fellow, Comparative Literature, University of Helsinki, the research project "Narrating the Self: Defining and Delimiting Identity in the Anglo-French Novel", 1.6.2005–28.2.2007.

6. Visiting Scholar, Department of English, and Faculty Research Affiliate, Project Narrative, Ohio State University, 1.2.–1.11.2006.

7. Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Institute for Art Research, University of Helsinki, 1.8.2007–31.7.2008.




1. Member of the Board of the literary organization Nuoren Voiman Liitto 1995–2000.

2. Member of the Board of the poetry organization Nihil Interit Ry 2003–2005.

3. Editorial Advisory Board member in the magazine Nuori Voima 2004–2008.

4. Co-founder and member of Osuuskunta Lektio (www.lektio.fi).

5. Co-founder and Editor in Chief of www.nokturno.org (website for Finnish digital poetry) 2005–2006.

6. Member of Cercle Lacan – Helsinki, a semi-official and interdisciplinary research group, 2001–.

7. Referee for academic publications by request (of Finnish publishing houses; especially of Gaudeamus Kirja).

8. Freelance editor specialized in textbooks (1993–), dozens of assignments from publishers Gaudeamus and Teos over the years.

Latest publications

  1. Keskustelu kirjallisuuden(tutkimuksen) arvosta

    Ameel, L. & Ikonen, T., 2013, In : Kirjallisuudentutkimuksen Aikakauslehti Avain. 2013/2, p. 68-71 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  2. Kirjallisuuden kokeellisuudesta arvonmenetyksen aikakaudella

    Ikonen, T., 2012, Mahdollisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran Vuosikirja 2012. Eskelinen, M. & Lindstedt, L. (eds.). MKS, 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  3. Ensyklopedia ahmii runoilijan mielen

    Ikonen, T., 24 Jul 2011, In : Helsingin Sanomat.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

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Latest activities

  1. Proosakonferenssi

    Teemu Ikonen (Speaker: Presenter)
    12 May 2012

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

  2. Romantic Intermediality Conference

    Teemu Ikonen (Speaker: Presenter)
    25 Nov 2011

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

  3. Väitöstutkimuksen ohjaus

    Teemu Ikonen (Supervisor)
    2010 → …

    Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

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Latest projects

  1. Narrating the Self

    Taivalkoski-Shilov, K., Pyrhönen, H., Ikonen, T. & Brax, K.


    Project: Research project

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