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Sirkka Knuuttila

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1979 …2018
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Personlig profil

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PhD, Licentiate in Medicine ABD

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Artistic education

1981 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, graphics
1977-78 Free Art School
1967-69 Helsinki University Drawing Institute
1975-94 Art History, University of Helsinki

 

 

 

Meritförteckning

2012 Docent of comparative literature, University of Helsinki

I am studying the modernist concept of subjectivity from the viewpoints of a radically enactive "embodied mind" and digitalization. The main interest is how the unconscious and non-conscious aspects of mind are working in literature through the cooperation of memory and imagination. A further problem arising here is collective value-formation through arts amidst the present cultural era.

My earlier research topics in the field are three. In the doctoral thesis on Marguerite Duras's trauma fiction, I studied the aesthetics of postcolonial trauma narratives. Second, I investigated late Roland Barthes's affective image, and third, literary emotions in the light of Peircean semiotics. I have also published an extensive Finnish selection of Friederike Mayröcker's experiential poetry with an afterword on her literary career and style (ntamo 2018).

Besides, in my art exhibitions and performances, I have combined written and spoken lyrics with the voice, instrumental, and dance improvisations of various professional and lay groups.  

 

Ongoing works

Critical posthumanism and radical enactivism: the question of unconscious / non-conscious (FAM)

The problem of modern subjectivity in the light of the concept of an embodied mind. Examples taken from e. g. Duras, Müller, Sebald, Modiano, Auster, Saramago.

From implicit memory to a revised cultural past: The case of M. Duras.

 

 

Academic teaching 

Comparative Literature, University of Helsinki 

2015-16 Representing consciousness in literature in the era of internet, I & II, practicum 

2012 Studying trauma narratives, practicum 

2012 Literary trauma studies, a methodological lecture  

Semiotics, University of Helsinki

2010 Trauma fiction of Marguerite Duras and Sofi Oksanen, a lecture in the series of Studia Semiotica: Freedom and Necessity

2007 Roland Barthes' affective image - lectures in the series on Barthes's semiotics

2002 Measured-experienced-narrated: semiotics of medical case histories - a lecture in the series of Studia Semiotica

Comparative Literature, University of Tampere

2006 Trauma narratives in the light of Marguerite Duras's works. A lecture in the common series of literature and medicine Art and Illness 

Comparative Literature, Women Studies, and Sociology of Arts, University of Joensuu

1996-99 Woman in literature and institutions of literature - a practicum series

1995 Narratology of Marguerite Duras's works, a hermeneutic viewpoint - a lecture 

Externa befattningar

Cognitive psychotherapist, advanced level

1 jun 200518 maj 2018

Artist

28 aug 1988 → …

Physician

1 jan 197521 dec 2016

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 6122 Litteraturforskning

Publikationer 1979 2018

Friederike Mayröcker: Elämän käpälistä

Knuuttila, S. (Översättare) & Mayröcker, F., 12 dec 2018, Helsinki: ntamo. 276 s.

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Poliittisesta kollaasista kokijan vapauteen: Friederike Mayröckerin runopuheen vastarinta

Knuuttila, S. T., 13 nov 2018, Avantgarde ja politiikka. Hautamäki, I. (red.). Helsinki: Suomen avantgarden ja modernismin seura, s. 70-81 12 s.

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Fictionalising Trauma: The Aesthetics of Marguerite Duras's India Cycle

Knuuttila, S., 2011, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang . 310 s.

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Kapinallinen Marguerite Duras, ulkopuolinen keskiössä

Knuuttila, S., 14 mar 2014, I : Nuori Voima. 2014, 1, s. 47-51 5 s.

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Sounding Out the Core: The Embodied Self and Wordless Knowing

Knuuttila, S., 2009, "Hello, I say, It's Me": Contemporary Reconstructions of Self and Subjectivity. Kucharzewski, J. D., Schäfer, S. & Schowalter, L. (red.). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Vol. 2009. s. 51-72 22 s. (Mosaic; vol. 2009/36).

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Projekter 1991 2018

Aktiviteter 1973 2019

Avantgarde, tiede ja teknologia

Sirkka Knuuttila (Talare: Presentation)
29 apr 2019

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Avantgarde ja politiikka

Sirkka Knuuttila (Talare: Presentation)
26 apr 2018

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The XXIst World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Asssociation (ICLA/AILC)

Sirkka Knuuttila (Talare: Presentation)
25 jul 20161 aug 2016

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Tietoisuuden esittäminen kirjallisuudessa II: kehollinen mieli internet-aikana, luentopraktikum

Sirkka Knuuttila (Talare: Inledningsanförande (keynote))
20 jan 20162 mar 2016

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Avantgarde, tiede ja teknologia

Sirkka Knuuttila (Medlem i organisationskommitté), Irmeli Hautamäki (Ordförande i organisationskommitté)
29 apr 2019

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