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Anu Korhonen

Professor of Area and Cultural Studies

  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

19952019
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Description of research and teaching

I teach in the Bachelor's Programme in Cultural Studies and the Master's Programme in Area and Cultural Studies, and my courses tend to deal with cultural theory and approaches to area and cultural studies as well as European contemporary cultures and cultural history. I lead research seminars on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. I am also responsible for the old European Studies programme within Area and Cultural Studies.

My research has focussed on early modern European cultural history and historical and cultural theory. I have been especially interested in the history and culture of humour, gender and the body. I lead a research project on Northern Nightmares, ca. 1400-2020 (Academy of Finland), within which we study the cultural and social history of bad dreams experienced by people in Finland in a long-term perspective.

Education/Academic qualification

Alue- ja kulttuurintutkimuksen dosentti, Helsingin yliopisto

Kulttuurihistorian dosentti, University of Turku

Cultural History, PhD, University of Turku

External positions

Docent (adjunct professor) in Cultural History, Turun yliopisto

2002 → …

Fields of Science

  • 616 Other humanities
  • Area and Cultural Studies
  • 615 History and Archaeology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1995 2019

‘The several hours of the day had variety of employments assigned to them’: Women’s Timekeeping in Early Modern England

Korhonen, A., 2017, In : Journal of Early Modern Studies. 6, p. 61-85 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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A Time of Their Own: Experiencing Time and Temporality in the Early Modern World

Korhonen, A. (ed.) & Arcangeli, A. (ed.), 2017, Firenze: Firenze University Press. 234 p. (Journal of Early Modern Studies; vol. 6)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Open Access

Narrative Transformations in Cultural History

Korhonen, A., 2015, Geschichtstransformationen: Medien, Verfahren und Funktionalisierungen historischer Rezeption. Georgi, S., Ilgner, J., Lammel, I., Sarti, C. & Waldschmidt, C. (eds.). Bielefeld: Transcript verlag, p. 31-51 21 p. (Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften).

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

Open Access
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Laughter, Sex and Violence: Constructing Gender in Early Modern English Jestbooks

Korhonen, A., 2015, Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Gender: Historical and Cultural Perspectives. Foka, A. & Liliequist, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 133-149

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

Disability Humour in English Jestbooks of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Korhonen, A., 2014, In : Cultural History. 3, 1, p. 27-53 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Projects 2016 2016

The Dark Side of Humour

Korhonen, A., Rossi, L., Hakola, O. & Bottà, G.

01/01/2016 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 2008 2019

Alessandro Arcangeli

Anu Korhonen (Host)
14 Sep 201921 Sep 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

MA thesis supervision: Tereza Pavlyshche (MES): Fashion Blogs. Constructing an Identity through Body and Politics

Anu Korhonen (Supervisor)
2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Gradun ohjaus: Lotta Vuorio (yleinen historia): Sukupuolittunut liikunta ja kehollisuus 1800-luvun puolivälin Britanniassa

Anu Korhonen (Supervisor)
2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Gradun ohjaus: Johanna Teerijoki (EKA): Moving to Helsinki: Exploring the Diverse Experiences on Non-Finnish-Speaking Foreigners

Anu Korhonen (Supervisor)
2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Press / Media

Haastattelu anoppivitseistä Helsingin Sanomissa

Anu Korhonen

01/02/2018

1 Media contribution

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Milloin huumori muuttuu vallankäytöksi?

Anu Korhonen

28/10/2016

1 Media contribution

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Milloin huumori muuttuu vallankäytöksi?: Kulttuuricocktail

Anu Korhonen

28/10/2016

1 Media contribution

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Naurun vallassa

Anu Korhonen

31/08/2016

1 Media contribution

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