Ulla Savolainen

Person

    Research areas

  • 6160 Other humanities - Folklore Studies, Oral History, Life Writings, Memory Studies, Vernacular Literature, Narrative research, Narratology, Space, Place and Matter, Transnationality

Curriculum Vitae

Ulla Savolainen is an Academy of Finland post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. She holds a PhD in Folklore Studies (University of Helsinki, 2015). Her research interests include oral history and memory studies; folklore; narrative theory; vernacular literature; relationship of memory and narrative with space, place, matter and body; and experiences of migration, diaspora and transnationality. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the life writings of former Karelian child evacuees in Finland and the poetics of life writings and reminiscing as a genre of vernacular expression. She has also researched oral histories of internments of German and Hungarian citizens in Finland in 1944–1946 and analyzed the issue of compensation of past injustice. Her ongoing research project ”Memory Unchained” (2017–2020) focuses on (autobiographical) literature related to experiences of Ingrians (a historical ethnic minority of Russia) from the viewpoint of cultural memory. Savolainen is the chair of the Finnish Oral History Network FOHN.

 

Highlighted publications

  1. Lapsuuden loppu ja Inkerinmaa Juhani Konkan muistelmateoksissa: Kasvu ylirajaisuus ja kahden nykyisyyden muisti

    Savolainen, U., 20 Dec 2018, In : Elore. 25, 2, p. 53-72 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. E-pub ahead of print

    Points and poetics of memory: (Retrospective) justice in oral history interviews of former internees

    Savolainen, U. E., 22 Oct 2018, In : Memory Studies. online first, p. 1-16

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Miksi historian hyvitykset epäonnistuvat? Törmäävät muistikäsitykset ja hyvityksen moraali

    Savolainen, U., Apr 2018, In : Historiallinen Aikakauskirja. 116, 1, p. 56-68 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  4. Tellability, frame and silence: the emergence of internment memory

    Savolainen, U., 2017, In : Narrative Inquiry. 27, 1, p. 24-46 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  5. The Return: Intertextuality of the Reminiscing of Karelian Evacuees in Finland

    Savolainen, U., 2017, In : Journal of American Folklore. 130, 516, p. 166-192 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  6. The Genre of Reminiscence Writing: Applying the Bakhtin Circle’s Genre Theories

    Savolainen, U., 28 Dec 2016, Genre - Text - Interpretation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Folklore and Beyond. Koski, K., F. & Savolainen, U. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 203-231 29 p. (Studia Fennica Folkloristica; vol. 22).

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

  7. The interplay of memory and matter: narratives of former Finnish Karelian child evacuees

    Savolainen, U. & Kuusisto-Arponen, A-K., Sep 2016, In : Oral History. 44, 2, p. 59-68 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  8. At the Intersection of Text and Interpretation: An Introduction to Genre

    Frog, M., Koski, K. & Savolainen, U., 2016, Genre - Text - Interpretation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Folklore and Beyond. Koski, K., Frog & Savolainen, U. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 17-43 27 p. (Studia Fennica Folkloristica; vol. 22).

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

  9. Genre - Text - Interpretation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Folklore and Beyond

    Koski, K. (ed.), Frog, M. (ed.) & Savolainen, U. (ed.), 2016, Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. 482 p. (Studia Fennica Folkloristica; vol. 22)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

  10. Muisteltu ja kirjoitettu evakkomatka: Tutkimus evakkolapsuuden muistelukerronnan poetiikasta

    Savolainen, U., 2015, Joensuu: Suomen kansantietouden tutkijain seura. 414 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisMonograph

  11. Lapsuuden evakkomatkan monet merkitykset. Kerrontastrategiat muistelukirjoituksissa

    Savolainen, U. E., 2012, In : Elore. 19, 1, p. 15-36

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  12. Kasvun tiellä ja muutoksen kynnyksellä: Evakkopojan muistelukertomuksen kronotoopit

    Savolainen, U. E., 2009, In : Kasvatus & Aika. 2009, 3, p. 95-114 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Highlighted activities

  1. University of Tartu

    Ulla Savolainen (Visiting researcher)
    1 Jan 201731 Mar 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  2. Elore (Journal)

    Ulla Savolainen (Editor in chief)
    1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

  3. Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform

    Ulla Savolainen (Visiting researcher)
    6 Apr 20166 Jul 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  4. Elore (Journal)

    Ulla Savolainen (Editor in chief)
    1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

  5. Finnish Oral History Network FOHN (External organisation)

    Ulla Savolainen (Chair)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

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