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  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40), C611

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

19962019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a University Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages (English Philology) at the University of Helsinki.  I am also a Docent in Literary Studies, with a Special Emphasis in Narrative Theory, at the University of Tampere. Previously, I was an Academy of Finland postdoctoral research fellow.  You can read a brief summary of the research that I conducted for that project below ("Latest Projects"), or a more detailed description on my website:

http://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/sklar/index_files/Page346.htm

Fields of Science

  • 6122 Literature studies

Publications 1996 2019

Mimetic and Synthetic Views of Characters: How Readers Process “People” in Fiction

Polvinen, M. & Sklar, H., 2019, In : Cogent Arts & Humanities. 6, 15 p., 1687257.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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“The Social Meaning of Mental Retardation: Two Life Stories (1982), Robert Bogdan and Steven J. Taylor

Sklar, H. G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Disability Experiences. Couser, G. T. & Mintz, S. (eds.). Layman Poupard Publishing

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

Failure of Catharsis. The Reconstruction of Joseph’s Moral Intent in Two Post-Biblical Narratives

Sklar, H. G., 2018, In : Diegesis: Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung. 7, 2, p. 111-138 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

“Memoir” as Counter-Narrative: Reimagining the Self in Roth’s The Plot Against America

Sklar, H. G., 2018, In : Akademisk kvarter. 17, p. 23-36 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

“What’s the Matter with Him?” Intellectual Disability, Jewishness, and Stereotype in Bernard Malamud’s “Idiots First”

Sklar, H. G., 2018, (Submitted) Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability. Hall, A. (ed.). Routledge

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

Projects 2011 2016

Prizes

Best International Teacher

Howard Sklar (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards

Staff Member of the Year

Howard Sklar (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2004 2018

Memoir as Counter-Narrative:Re-imagining the Self in Roth’s The Plot Against America

Howard Sklar (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Norm and Deviance in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction and Autobiography

Howard Sklar (Supervisor)
2018

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Rethinking Reader Response Testing

Howard Sklar (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Re-imagining the Self in Roth’s The Plot Against America

Howard Sklar (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Seminar in honour of Dr Mark Shackleton

John Calton (Speaker: Presenter), Bo Johan Otto Pettersson (Speaker: Chair), Nely Mary Keinänen (Speaker: Presenter), Howard Gregory Sklar (Speaker: Presenter), Merja Kristiina Polvinen (Speaker: Presenter)
4 May 2018

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