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Curriculum vitae

Sanna Nyqvist has studied literature at the Universities of Helsinki and Essex, and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Helsinki (2010). She is currently working on the project "Changing Critical Concepts" which focuses on the emergence and historical development of aesthetic concepts. 


Description of research and teaching


Fields of Science

  • 6122 Literature studies
  • Comparative literature
  • Imitation
  • Copyright
  • Plagiarism
  • Forgery

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

Publications 2000 2019

Kirjalliset väärennökset: Huijauksia, plagiaatteja ja luovia lainauksia

Translated title of the contribution: Literary Forgeries: Hoaxes, Plagiarisms and Creative QuotationsNyqvist, S. & Oja, O., 2018, Gaudeamus: Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press. 381 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Double-Edged Imitation: Theories and Practices of Pastiche in Literature

Nyqvist, S., 2010, 380 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisMonograph

Literature and International Copyright After the Berne Convention (1886)

Nyqvist, S., 2018, In : Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesScientificpeer-review

Rethinking Mimesis: Concepts and Practices of Literary Representation

Isomaa, S. (ed.), Kivistö, S. (ed.), Lyytikäinen, P. (ed.), Nyqvist, S. (ed.), Polvinen, M. (ed.) & Rossi, R. (ed.), 2012, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 342 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Ankeriaan maailmanmatkat

Nyqvist, S., 2019, In : Parnasso. 69, 5, p. 31 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Projects 2008 2019

Taide, tekijyyden muutos ja tekijänoikeus

Nyqvist, S., Alen-Savikko, A., Neuvonen, R., Oja, O. & Rautiainen, P.


Project: Research project

Kirjalliset väärennökset (Literary Forgeries)

Nyqvist, S. & Oja, O.


Project: Research project

Styles of Mimesis

Lyytikäinen, P., Polvinen, M., Rossi, R., Isomaa, S., Nyqvist, S. & Kivistö, S.

Suomen Akatemia


Project: Research project


Teacher of the Year Award

Sanna Nyqvist (Recipient), 8 Dec 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1998 2019

The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

Sanna Nyqvist (Visiting researcher)
11 Jan 201215 Jun 2012

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

European Network for Comparative Literature Studies / Réseau européen d’études littéraires comparées (ENCLS/REELC) (External organisation)

Sanna Nyqvist (Board member)
Sep 2011 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

ENCLS 2017: Fear and Safety

Sanna Nyqvist (Scientific Committee Member)
23 Aug 201726 Aug 2017

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

Aito eepos vai väärennös: vuosisatainen kiista Ossianin lauluista?

Sanna Nyqvist (Speaker)
29 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Turun Kirjamessut (Turku International Book Fair)

Sanna Nyqvist (Speaker)
5 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Ylen Aamu-TV: Väärennökset kirjallisuudessa

Sanna Nyqvist


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Mikä on kirjallisuuden Nobelin merkitys?

Sanna Nyqvist


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Review of the book Räjähdemiehen perintö

Sanna Nyqvist


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media