Joel Kuortti
PhD

Professor, Department of English (School of Languages and Translation Studies)

joel.kuortti@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3325
+358 50 328 9509

Koskenniemenkatu 4
Turku
Rosetta
Office: 119





Areas of expertise
Literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies; postcolonial theory, transculturality, diasporic literatures; contemporary English literatures, Indian Writing in English; Salman Rushdie

Biography

I am Professor of English and Head of Department at the University of Turku.  My special interest is on Salman Rushdie’s works, and I have published widely on Rushdie, and on Indian English literature in general. I have my PhD on Rushdie from the University of Tampere, Finland (1998). 

I have the title of docent in Contemporary culture from the University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies (2005). 

I have also translated three books into Finnish: Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities (Kuvitellut yhteisöt 2007), Paulo Freire's The Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Sorrettujen pedagogiikka 2004), and Andrew Blake's The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter: Kid-lit in a Globalised World (Harry Potterin ilmestys: lastenkirjallisuus globalisoituvassa maailmassa 2004).

I have additional interests in Finnish non-fiction writing and Finnish literary narratives (novels, short stories and poetry) on academic life.



Research

My major research interests are in postcolonial theory, Indian literature in English, transnational identity, diaspora, hybridity, gender and cultural studies. In my recent works, I have studied especially transculturation in literary and cultural contexts. I was the principal investigator of the Out of the Ordinary project (The Academy of Finland, 2014–2017).



Teaching

My main field in teaching is literature. I have taught seminars, literary theory and methodology and various elective courses, and in 2018–2019, I will be teaching the Fiction and Poetry course as well as the Proseminar. 



Publications
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Kirja-arvio: Keksimme jotain: Anna Ekberg, Salattu nainen. ISBN: 978-9-52-312591-9. (2018) Kuortti Joel
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E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Aloin pikku hiljaa ymmärtää, mitä luennoilla puhuttiin: Tuula Levo, Kaksi nuoruutta. (2017)
Acatiimi
Joel Kuortti
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D1 Article in a trade journal)

’I am a Doctor’: Pauliina Vanhatalo, Lääkärileikki. (2017)
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Joel Kuortti
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D1 Article in a trade journal)

Jo, jo, de studenterna: Rafael Hertzberg, Professorer och studenter. (2017)
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Joel Kuortti
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D1 Article in a trade journal)

Kansansivistyksen tiellä : Mitä-missä-milloin -tietokirjat (2017)
Bibliophilos
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D1 Article in a trade journal)

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

Manju Kapur, the Indian Novelist: A Bibliography. (2017) Joel Kuortti
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D5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary)

Padma or no Padma: Audience in the adaptations of Midnight’s Children (2017)
Journal of Commonwealth Literature
Mendes Ana, Kuortti Joel
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Rakkaus tieteeseen piti valot palamassa: Timo Teräsahjo, Päivä päivältä paremmaksi. (2017)
Acatiimi
Joel Kuortti
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D1 Article in a trade journal)

Täällä ei yliopiston tiedoilla pitkälle potkita: Iikka Vuotila, Virrensiru. (2017)
Acatiimi
Joel Kuortti
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D1 Article in a trade journal)

Tutkimukseni valmistui lopulta: Timo Parvela, Pelkotiloja. (2017)
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Joel Kuortti
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D1 Article in a trade journal)


Last updated on 2019-21-08 at 02:21