Elina Valovirta
FT, dos.

University Lecturer, Department of English (School of Languages and Translation Studies)

elmava@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3346
+358 50 307 5188

Koskenniemenkatu 4
Turku
Office: 130C
Office hour Wednesdays 10 - 11am.




Biography



Elina Valovirta is a university lecturer
at the Department of English, University of Turku, Finland. She is the author
of Sexual Feelings. Reading Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Writing through
Affect
(Rodopi 2014) and she has published articles in journals such as The
Feminist Review
, Sexuality and Culture and The Journal of
Commonwealth Literature
.



Research

My research interests include Anglophone Caribbean literature, gender, sexuality, reader theory, affect, feminist pedagogy and romance writing.



Teaching

I teach courses on literary studies and academic writing, including the MA thesis seminar. I also supervise PhD theses and engage in curricular development thanks to my university teacher's pedagogical qualifications.



Publications
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Affective Infrastructures of Global Academia (2019) The Social Structures of Global Academia Mona Mannevuo, Elina Valovirta
(
A3 Book chapter)

Sokeriruoko ja mango: Seksuaalisuuden kasvimetaforat karibialaisessa kirjallisuudessa (2018)
Kirjallisuudentutkimuksen aikakauslehti Avain
Elina Valovirta
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Lihaksi ja vereksi muuttunut Vapaudenpatsas (2017)
Hiiskuttua: Turun yliopiston humanistisen tiedekunnan verkkolehti
Valovirta E, Kuortti J
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

The Disgust that Fascinates: Sibling Incest as a Bad Romance (2017)
Sexuality and Culture
Lydia Kokkola, Elina Valovirta
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

“An autobiography in which I do not appear”: The Seductive Self in the Poetry of Robert Kroetsch (2016)
English Studies
Korkka Janne, Kokkola Lydia, Valovirta Elina
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Feminististä pedagogiikkaa ja tunteita uusliberalistisessa yliopistossa (2016)
Sukupuolentutkimus - Genusforskning
Valovirta Elina
(
B1 Journal article)

Losing One’s Illusions: Affective Sense-Making in Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton and the Popular Media (2016)
Anglia
Elina Valovirta, Joel Kuortti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Moderate Finnish Feminism (2015) Rewriting Academia: The Development of the Anglicist Women's and Gender Studies of Continental Europe Elina Valovirta, Joel Kuortti
(
A3 Book chapter)

Mörkö pannassa (2015)
Sukupuolentutkimus - Genusforskning
Elina Valovirta
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Sing Us a Song, Pianowoman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos. (2015)
Popular Music
Valovirta Elina
(
B1 Journal article)

The smell of an impossible dream – Dallas, migration, and creative failure in Angie Cruz’s Let It Rain Coffee (2014)
Journal of Commonwealth Literature
Elina Valovirta, Lydia Kokkola, Janne Korkka
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Blowing the love-breath: Healing men in Caribbean women's writing (2013)
Feminist Review
Valovirta Elina
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Miehemme maailmalla -- Outoja kohtaamisia ja eroja Madventuresissa (2013)
Kulttuurintutkimus
Elina Valovirta
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Pervojen, luuserien ja eläinten vallankumous (Judith Halberstam 2011: The Queer Art of Failure) (2013)
SQS : Journal of Queer Studies in Finland
Elina Valovirta
(
B1 Journal article)

Reading the Intimacies of Shame in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory (2013) Scenes of Intimacy. Reading, Writing and Theorizing Contemporary Literature Elina Valovirta
(
A3 Book chapter)

Who does what to whom and how – Knowing children and depictions of prostitution in Anglophone young adult literature (2013)
Quarterly- Childrens Literature Association
Lydia Kokkola, Elina Valovirta, Janne Korkka
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Muotibloggaajat markkinoivat minuuttaan (2012)
Kulttuurintutkimus
Elina Valovirta
(
B1 Journal article)

Pohdintoja väitöskirjaohjauksesta: Avoin dialogi (2012)
Naistutkimus - kvinnoforskning/sukupuolentutkimus - genusforskning
Elina Valovirta, Lydia Kokkola
(
B1 Journal article)

Häpeän erot lukemisessa: Edwidge Danticatin Breath, Eyes, Memory ja Opal Palmer Adisan It Begins With Tears (2011) Häpeä vähän! Kriittisiä tutkimuksia häpeästä Elina Valovirta
(
A3 Book chapter)


Last updated on 2019-26-06 at 02:22