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Description of research and teaching

Teaching in Finnish literature:

 
Lecture courses on early 20th century Finnish literature in the Open University, autumn 2013, spring 2015, summer 2017, and summer 2019.

A course on the theory and history of the essay in the Open University, summer 2017.

Exams on 19th century, early 20th century, and contemporary Finnish literature in the Open University, 2013-2019.

A course on the Finnish Fin de Siècle, spring 2014 and 2015.

A literature circle for first year students of Finnish literature, 2011-2014.

 

Doctoral dissertation: Miten tulla sellaiseksi kuin on? Autenttisuus ja itsestä vieraantuminen Joel Lehtosen varhaistuotannossa [How to Become What One Is? Authenticity and Self-Alienation in Joel Lehtonen's early works] (2016)

 

My postdoctoral research examines the antimodern tradition in literature with a focus on Finnish contemporary essayists.

 

Main areas of interest: Joel Lehtonen, fin de siècle, decadence, modernity, antimodernism, the essay, literary history, literary characters.

Fields of Science

  • 6122 Literature studies

Publications 2013 2019

Alroy and Uncas in the Finnish Countryside: Decadent Bovarism in Joel Lehtonen's Villi

Ahmala, A., 11 Jul 2019, Nordic Literature of Decadence. Lyytikäinen, P., Rossi, R., Parente-Čapková, V. & Hinrikus, M. (eds.). New York, NY ; Abingdon, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, p. 102-118 17 p. (Among the Victorians and Modernists).

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

Nykyaika ja viimeinen ihminen: antimoderniudesta Antti Nylénin esseistiikassa

Translated title of the contribution: Modern Times and the Last Man: On Antimodernism in Antti Nylén's Essayistic WorksAhmala, A., 11 Feb 2018, In : Kirjallisuudentutkimuksen Aikakauslehti Avain. 4/2017, p. 4-19 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Miten tulla sellaiseksi kuin on? Autenttisuus ja itsestä vieraantuminen Joel Lehtosen varhaistuotannossa

Translated title of the contribution: How to Become What One Is?: Authenticity and Self-Alienation in Joel Lehtonen's Early WorksAhmala, A. J., 24 May 2016, Helsinki: Unigrafia. 232 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Dekadentti nainen identiteettiä etsimässä (arvostelu): Viola Parente-Capková: Decadent New Woman (un)Bound: Mimetic Strategies in L. Onerva's Mirdja

Translated title of the contribution: Decadent Woman in Search of an Identity (review): Viola Parente-Capková: Decadent New Woman (un)Bound: Mimetic Strategies in L. Onerva's MirdjaAhmala, A. J., 2015, In : Kirjallisuudentutkimuksen Aikakauslehti Avain. 1/2015, p. 108-111 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Hentoja kärsijöitä ja kohtalokkaita äitejä: Naishahmot Joel Lehtosen nuoruudentuotannon romaaneissa

Ahmala, A., 11 Oct 2013, Kirjallisuuden naiset: Naisten esityksiä 1840-luvulta 2000-luvulle. Isomaa, S. & Rossi, R. (eds.). Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 165-193 28 p.

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

Projects 2013 2017

Rethinking Realistic Worldmaking

Isomaa, S., Lyytikäinen, P., Ahmala, A. & Rossi, R.

01/01/201331/12/2017

Project: Research project

Prizes

Master's thesis award

Antti Ahmala (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2010 2019

  • 27 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Membership or other role in public Finnish or international organization
  • 1 Invited talk

Guest lecture on postdoctoral research

Antti Ahmala (Speaker)
20 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Research seminar, Finnish literature

Antti Ahmala (Speaker: Presenter)
8 Apr 2019

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

End Games and Emotions: The Sense of Ending in Modern Literature and Arts (Tallinn/Helsinki)

Antti Ahmala (Speaker: Presenter)
15 Aug 201718 Aug 2017

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

End Games and Emotions: The Sense of Ending in Modern Literature and Arts (Tallinn/Helsinki)

Antti Ahmala (Speaker: Chair)
15 Aug 201718 Aug 2017

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

End Games and Emotions: The Sense of Ending in Modern Literature and Arts (Tallinn/Helsinki)

Antti Ahmala (Member of organizing committee)
15 Aug 201718 Aug 2017

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

Press / Media

Humanity proved to be a disappointment

Antti Ahmala

25/10/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media