Academic!

I’m a PhD student in Literature, based in the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies in the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. I’m currently working on my doctoral thesis, examining medium-specific narrative techniques and medial self-awareness in the comics of writer Alan Moore.

My research interests include:

  • experimental narrative strategies
  • medium-specificity
  • mediality and materiality
  • multimodality
  • comics studies
  • English and North American comics, British wave of 1980s, Alan Moore
  • science fiction, fantasy, superheroes

Research Articles

Peer-reviewed academic research articles

  • ”Superhuman Cognitions, Fourth Dimension and Speculative Comics Narrative: Panel Repetition in Watchmen and From Hell”. Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research 4/2016 [2017].

Conference papers

Papers presented in conferences

  • ”Comics within Comics in Alan Moore’s Comics: Mise-en-abyme and the Material Memory of the Medium”. The Ninth International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference 27.–29.7.2018, University of Bournemouth, UK.
  • ”League of Extraordinary Intersections of Intermediality, Multimodality and Remediation in Comics Narrative”. Literary in Life 13.–15.7.2017, Tampereen yliopisto.
  • ”Memory of the Medium and Shadows of Comics Code in Framed Comics Narratives of 1963, Supreme and Tom Strong”. Ad Hoc Symposium: Comics and Society 16.-17.3.2018, Turun yliopisto.
  • ”’This Is Pretty Rum Stuff’: Black Dossier as an Intermedial and Multimodal Graphic Novel.” MACS Research Seminar, 14.–15.12.2017, Jyväskylän yliopisto.
  • ”Estrangement by the Same Panel: Transcending Time and Space in Watchmen and From Hell”. World Science Fiction Convention 75: Academic Track 9.–13.8.2017, Helsinki.
  • ”The Meta-Fantastic Levels of Narrative in Alan Moore’s Supreme: The Meta-Comic and the Meta-Superhero.” Uses of Fantasy in Changing Media Landscape 20.–21.10.2016, Jyväskylän yliopisto.
  • ”Politiikan intermediaalisia siirtymiä Alan Mooren sarjakuvissa ja niiden elokuva-adaptaatioissa”. Kirjallisuudentutkijain Seuran vuosiseminaari 19.–20.5.2016, Turun yliopisto.
  • ”Konservatiivi-imperiumin vastaisku, vastaiskun vastaisku ja Ms. Marvel: Fanien kamppailu Hugo-palkinosta 2015”. Fanitutkimuksen seminaari: Nörttikulttuurin nousu, 3.–4.3.2016, Jyväskylän yliopisto.
  • ”Digital Disruptions of Medium-Specific Narrative Techniques Available to Comics”. Mediality and Materiality of Contemporary Comics Workshop 24.–26.4.2015, Graduate Academy of the University of Tübingen.