Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
PhD

University Teacher, Art History, Musicology and Media Studies (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)

anna-elena.paakkola@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3434
+358 50 328 9402

Kaivokatu 12
Turku





Areas of expertise
Musicology; cultural musicology; feminist musicology; queer musicology; gender studies; queer studies; music and technology; research-creation; music and media; music videos; film music and sounds; popular music; classical music; Finnish popular music

Biography
I work as a fixed-term university teacher in the department of Musicology from 2017 till 2019 (July). I defended my thesis in 2017. I have worked as a post doc researcher, funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, in 2017.

My earlier work history includes a position as
substitute music teacher at Kuhmo comprehensive school, working in
various musical projects, as a piano teacher and singing coach, and as a
choir leader. I worked as symposium secretary for the Finnish
Musicological Society’s anniversary symposium in 2011, and as secretary
of the Finnish Musicological Society during 2011 – 2012. I additionally
worked as a board member of the Finnish Ethnomusicological Society. I do
volunteer work at Turku Girls’ House and write a blog about popular
culture phenomena. Popular singing and dancing are among my most
heartfelt hobbies. I’m currently working on a solo music project under
the pseudonym ALANA, I do solo gigs and perform with the band Slow Floe.
I also play a number of musical instruments, among the most cherished
and also the newest to me being the Finnish kantele.


Research
All of my research belongs to the field of
cultural musicology, especially gender and queer studies. My interests
include global and Finnish popular music, classical music, opera and
musicals, film music and audiovisual popular music performances.

 

My current research project is concerned with
the theme of Finnishness in the popular culture of 2010s Finland. I am
interested in the idea of spatial listening, where the spatiality
aspects of musical track conjure up images, and how these images
represent traditional or ideal notions of Finnishness. Additional
interests include the study of how fatness is represented in Finnish
popular music. I'm working on a project that will highlight the activities of Finnish female musicians.

I'm working on articles discussing Tom of Finland The Musical, scifi film music, Regina Spektor's music video, Alma's music video Dye My Hair and depictions of femininity in it, Nicki Minaj's music video Anaconda, and audiovisual texts concerning Finnish Neo-Nazis.

 

My doctoral dissertation Sound Kinks: Sadomasochistic Erotica in Audiovisual Music Performances combines
cultural musicology and audiovisual analysis, and applies queer theory
to sadomasochism while exploring the relationship between both of these
concepts and music. The case studies included in the research address
uses of popular music in music videos, opera, popular music and film
music. I study sadomasochistic imagery, eroticism and performances in
the mainstream media. I additionally comment on the position of gender
roles in visual culture with reference to theory on camp performativity.
I argue that sadomasochistic erotica is dependent on the juxtaposition
of extremes, neosurrealist fantasy, and ambivalence between the visible
and invisible. I have presented papers on this subject in Oslo, Vienna,
London and New York, as well as Finnish seminars and symposia.


Teaching

I teach on many basic courses, including Basic concepts of art research, Viewpoints to sounds and images, and Changing art and culture.

I have taught courses on classical music history, popular music history, music and gender, audiovisual analysis and music videos (including a national online course), opera and musicals.



Publications

Akateeminen kiusaaminen ja toksinen akateeminen kulttuuri (2019)
Tieteessä tapahtuu
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
B1 Journal article)

Pedon puumerkki: Antti Tapani (2019)
Musiikin suunta
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
B1 Journal article)

Tom of Finland, The Musical: Staging a Finnish gay experience (2018)
Finnish Music Quarterly
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Mahtava peräsin ja pulleat purjeet: lihavuus, naiskuva ja seksuaalisuus kolmessa suomalaisessa populaarimusiikkikappaleessa (2017)
Etnomusikologian vuosikirja
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Moniaistillinen nostalgian ja kotiväkivallan kuvaus Tumman veden päällä -elokuvan musiikissa ja äänimaisemassa (2016)
Etnomusikologian vuosikirja
Mononen Sini, Pääkkölä Anna-Elena, Qvick Sanna
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Sound Kinks : Sadomasochistic Erotica in Audiovisual Music Performances (2016) Pääkkölä. Anna-Elena
(
G4 Doctoral dissertation (monograph))

Zerlina puree ja lyö - sadomasokismin ja väkivallan reunoilla (2016)
Synkooppi
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Billy Elliot (2015)
Synkooppi
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Musiikin Suunta: Fantasia-, scifi- ja pelimusiikki (2015) Meri Kytö
(
C2 Edited book)

Rahoituksen puute vei tutkijan rikoksen polulle – Turun kaupunginteatteri: Jekyll & Hyde (2013)
Synkooppi
Pääkkölä Anna-Elena
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Sadomasochistic Power Relations and Erotica in Audiovisual Music Performances (2013) Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
G3 Licentiate thesis)

Showstopper (2013)
Musiikin suunta
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
B1 Journal article)

Aina jossain on Viulunsoittaja (2012)
Synkooppi
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Sadomasokistiset voimasuhteet musiikissa (2011) Etnomusikologian vuosikirja 2011 Pääkkölä Anna-Elena
(
A3 Book chapter)


Last updated on 2019-16-07 at 02:25