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Curriculum vitae


Docent (adjunct professor) in Film and Television Studies

Education and training

Doctor of Philosophy, Theatre Research, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2012

Master of Arts, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK, 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK, 2004



Academic posts

University lecturer, Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.1.2019–

University lecturer (substitute professor), Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.3.2018–31.12.2018

Postdoctoral researcher, Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki 2014–2016

Research fellow, Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.1.2012–31.12.2013

Part-Time Teacher, Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, since 2006


Main positions of trust

Chair of Finnish Society for Cinema Studies, years 2014–2017

Film specialist in The Film Classification Board of Finland, since 2014

Member of the editorial board of Lähikuva, since 2007

Member of Academy Club for Young Scientists of The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, academic year 2013–2014

Member of the editorial board of WiderScreen, years 2012–2013

 

Description of research and teaching

 

Key Research Interests

Silent Cinema, with a particular focus on Finnish film culture and Hollywood

Aki Kaurismäki

Nordic noir

Film Style

Film Criticism

 

Teaching

World Film History

Film Theory

Finnish Cinema

 

Keywords

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Film and Television Studies

Publications 2007 2019

SF:n kriisin ratkaisuyrityksenä Eddie Constantine -mukaelmat: "Nyrkeissä paukkuvaikutus ja donnilla hunajaääni sekä anteliaat kurvit kohdillaan"

Seppälä, J. I., 2019, Unelmatehdas Liisankadulla: Suomen Filmiteollisuus Oy:n tarina . Laine, K., Santakari, M., Seitajärvi, J. & Hupaniittu, O. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 294-306 13 p.

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

The Camera’s Ironic Point of View: Notes on Weird and Comic Elements in the Films of Aki Kaurismäki

Seppälä, J., 2018, The Films of Aki Kaurismäki: Ludic Engagements. Austin, T. (ed.). Bloomsbury Academic, p. 80-100 21 p.

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

Aki Kaurismäki and Finnish Strangeness: Leningrad Cowboys Go America as Cult Film

Seppälä, J., 2017, In : Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. 7, 3, p. 203-209 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Cinemetrics ja metrinen tyylitutkimus

Seppälä, J. I., 2017, In : Lähikuva : Turun elokuvakerho ry:n jäsenlehti. 30, 1, p. 46-53 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access
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Following the Swedish Model: The Transnational Nature of Finnish National Cinema in the Early 1920

Seppälä, J., 2017, In : Kosmorama. 269

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2005 2019

  • 19 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 6 Public Talks
  • 6 Oral presentation
  • 2 Invited talk

Suomen Filmiteollisuuden toimintaelokuvat

Jaakko Seppälä (Speaker)
24 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Nordic noir and Slowness

Jaakko Seppälä (Speaker)
13 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Style and Meaning in Nordic Noir: Reimagining the Welfare States

Jaakko Seppälä (Speaker)
5 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The Camera's Ironic Point of View in the Films of Aki Kaurismäki

Jaakko Seppälä (Speaker)
17 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation