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Description of research and teaching

Riikka Rossi’s current research centers on affective aspects of literary realism and naturalism and negative emotions in literature and culture. She has been leading a three-year research project on realistic worldmaking funded by the University of Helsinki: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/realism-literature/. She is currently a university researcher in an Academy of Finland project Literature and Emotions http://blogs.helsinki.fi/literature-and-emotions/ and a researcher in an interdisciplinary Kone foundation project on emotion sharing https://blogs.helsinki.fi/naapuridialogit/

Riikka Rossi has taught courses on Finnish literature, literary realism, naturalism and primitivism, literature and emotions, genre theory and text analysis at the University of Helsinki. She has also taught courses and lectured in several universities abroad including the University of Vienna, the University of Cologne, the University of Greifswald, INALCO (Paris), the University of Caen, the University of Geneva, the University of Washington, Seatte and the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

 

 

Fields of Science

  • 6122 Literature studies
  • Theory and history of realism and naturalism
  • Literature and emotions
  • 19th century studies
  • Genre theory
  • Finnish literature
  • French literature
  • Comparative literature
  • The primitive in literature

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

Publications

Primitivism and Spiritual Emotions: F. E. Sillanpää's Rural Decadence

Rossi, R., 2020, Nordic Literature of Decadence. Lyytikäinen, P., Rossi, R., Parente-Čapková, V. & Hinrikus, M. (eds.). New York, NY: Routledge, p. 119-135 7

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

Decadence in Nordic Literature: An Overview

Lyytikäinen, P., Rossi, R., Parente-Capková, V. & Hinrikus, M., 2019, Nordic Literature of Decadence. Lyytikäinen, P., Rossi, R., Parente-Čapková, V. & Hinrikus, M. (eds.). New York and London: Routledge, p. 3-37 35 p. 1

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

Primitive Passions and Nostalgia for Nature. Decadence and Primitivism in Maria Jotuni's Work

Rossi, R., 2019, In : Volupté : interdisciplinary journal of decadence studies. 2, 1, p. 100-119 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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The Specters of Decadence in Later Nordic Literature

Lyytikäinen, P., Rossi, R., Parente-Čapková, V. & Hinrikus, M., 2019, Nordic Literature of Decadence. Lyytikäinen, P., Rossi, R., Parente-Capková, V. & Hinrikus, M. (eds.). New York and London: Routledge, p. 257-272 15 p. 15

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

Projects

Naapuridialogien affektiiviset lähtökohdat

Salmela, M., Voutilainen, L., Rossi, R., Henttonen, P. J. & Lampi, I.

01/01/201831/12/2020

Project: Research project

Histoire de la traduction en Europe médiane

Rossi, R.

01/01/2010 → …

Project: Research project

Tunne ja Tieto /Thinking and Feeling

Rossi, R. & Salmela, M.

01/01/201631/12/2016

Project: Other project

LILI: The Literary in Life: Exploring the Boundaries between Literature and the Everyday

Hatavara, M., Keskinen, M., Rossi, R., Hollsten, A. & Nykänen, E.

01/09/201531/08/2019

Project: Research project

Activities

Orbis Litterarum (Journal)

Riikka Rossi (Reviewer)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

FNG Research (Journal)

Riikka Rossi (Reviewer)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Tunnehistorian symposium

Riikka Rossi (Speaker: Presenter)

21 May 201822 May 2018

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

Helsinki Workshop on Empathy and Emotional Sharing

Riikka Rossi (Speaker)

16 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Literature and Social Emotions

Riikka Rossi (Speaker: Presenter)

21 Jun 2018

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

Press / Media

Uusi naapuri -podcast, osa 1

Riikka Rossi

08/10/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu: Etelä-Saimaa, Savon Sanomat ja Länsi-Savo

Riikka Rossi

29/02/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview in Yle Culture News

Riikka Rossi

01/01/2008

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview in YLE radio 1 (Kultakuume)

Riikka Rossi

01/01/2007

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media