Mari-Liisa Varila
PhD

yliopisto-opettaja, Englannin kieli (Kieli- ja käännöstieteiden laitos)

mljvar@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3365
+358 50 576 2167

Koskenniemenkatu 4
Turku





Asiantuntijuusalueet
englannin kieli; englannin kielen historia; historiallinen diskurssintutkimus; käsikirjoitustutkimus; kirjahistoria; kirjantuotanto; paleografia; kodikologia; 1500-luku; tieteenhistoria; paratekstitutkimus

Biografia

Mari-Liisa Varila (PhD, University of Turku 2016) is a university teacher at the Department of English (since 2018). She has previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher, doctoral researcher, and academic assistant at the University of Turku and as a part-time teacher at Åbo Akademi University. She has also spent time in the UK as a visiting scholar (Visiting Scholar, Queen Mary University of London, School of English and Drama, Sep to Nov 2017; Sassoon Visiting Fellow, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, May 2018).




Tutkimus

Varila's research focuses on late medieval and early modern English text and book production. She is interested in the linguistic, textual, material and visual practices of scribes, printers, and compilers. She approaches this topic from a philological perspective, combining methods from historical discourse linguistics and book studies to study early texts in context.

Varila's PhD dissertation (2016) focuses on a group of three mid-sixteenth-century English scientific manuscripts. In it, she examines scribal practices and patterns of textual transmission in connection to scientific writing, taking into account codicological, palaeographical, textual, and linguistic evidence. Building on her findings regarding the interaction between manuscript and print in the sixteenth century, she has recently undertaken a new project in which she explores transmission of text from print to manuscript in early modern England.

Varila is also interested in the relationship between text and paratext. She explores paratextual discourse related to compilation as a text-production process in her forthcoming paper "Compiling practices in printed English paratexts 1500–1550" (forthcoming 2018, Journal of the Early Book Society vol. 21). She is a member of the Framing Text research group exploring late medieval and early modern English paratextual discourse (PI Prof. Matti Peikola, Department of English). In addition to English materials, Varila has published on early modern manuscripts and printed books held by Turku City Library and the Donner Institute at Åbo Akademi.

Varila is currently a board member of the Finnish Society for the Study of English (FINSSE) and the Finnish Society for Book History. She is in the steering group of the newly established MTurku (Multilingual Turku) network at the University of Turku. She also regularly participates in the activities of the local and national doctoral training networks Utuling and Langnet.



Opetus
At the Department of English, Varila teaches BA-level courses in English linguistics and academic writing and speaking and leads a BA thesis seminar focused on linguistic topics. On the MA level, she co-teaches a methodological course on philological and linguistic research and supervises MA theses related to her areas of expertise. Together with colleagues from the Department of English and the Department of European and World History, Varila has also twice organised and taught a multidisciplinary introductory course on book history.


Julkaisut

Promotional conventions on English title-pages up to 1550: Modifiers of time, scope and quality (2019) Norms and Conventions in the History of English Varila Mari-Liisa, Peikola Matti
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A3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa)

Compiling practices in printed English paratexts 1500–1550 (2018)
Journal of the Early Book Society
Varila Mari-Liisa
(
A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Vihan pitkät jäljet (2018) Reima Välimäki, Niko Nikkilä, Sami Nyberg, Dita Tammivaara, Karoliina Sjö, Satu Lidman, Matti Peikola, Hanna Salmi, Mari-Liisa Varila, Marjo Kaartinen, Kurt Villads Jensen, Maijastina Kahlos, Jenni Kuuliala, Raisa Maria Toivo, Ikaros Ainasoja, Kari Karen, Mika Kurkilahti
(
I1 Audiovisuaalinen aineisto)

Disciplinary decoding: Towards understanding the language of visual and material features (2017) Reading the Page: Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts Mari-Liisa Varila, Hanna Salmi, Aleksi Mäkilähde, Janne Skaffari, Matti Peikola
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A3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa)

In search of textual boundaries: A case study on the transmission of scientific writing in 16th-century England. Lectio praecursoria (2017)
Neuphilologische Mitteilungen
Varila Mari-Liisa
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B1 Kirjoitus tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Talkoopäivistä potkua kirjoittamiseen (2017)
Hiiskuttua: Turun yliopiston humanistisen tiedekunnan verkkolehti
Varila M
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D1 Artikkeli ammattilehdessä)

Turun kaupunginkirjaston Israel Escholinille kuulunut kokoomakäsikirjoitus esimerkkinä tekstien välittymisestä 1700-luvun alussa (2017)
Auraica: Scripta A Societate Porthan Edita
Peikola Matti, Varila Mari-Liisa
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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts (2017) M. Peikola, A. Mäkilähde, H. Salmi, M.-L. Varila, J. Skaffari
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C2 Toimitettu teos)

The biography of a book: The Turku copy of the 1613 Mercator-Hondius Atlas (2016)
Approaching Religion
Van Impe Steven, Varila Mari-Liisa
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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Vanhan kokoelman käsikirjoitukset (2015) Kirjoista kokoelmaksi. Kansansivistystä ja kansainvälisyyttä Turun kaupunginkirjastossa 1800-1900-luvuilla Matti Peikola, Mari-Liisa Varila
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B2 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa)

AFinLA-e: Soveltavan kielitieteen tutkimuksia nro 6 (2014)
AFinLa-E : Soveltavan Kielitieteen Tutkimuksia
Pekka Lintunen, Maija Peltola, Mari-Liisa Varila
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C2 Toimitettu teos)

Graphetic variation within one scribal hand as evidence on manuscript production (2014)
Studia Neophilologica
Varila Mari-Liisa
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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Pragmatics on the Page: Visual Text in Late Medieval English Books (2013)
European Journal of English Studies
Carroll Ruth, Peikola Matti, Salmi Hanna, Varila Mari-Liisa, Skaffari Janne, Hiltunen Risto
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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)


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