Karin Kukkonen

Associate Professor - Allmenn litteraturvitenskap
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Phone +47-22854872
Visiting address Niels Treschows hus (730)
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

Narratology; Poetics; Eighteenth-Century Literature; Comics and Graphic Novels; Cognitive Literary Study

Below is a selection of recent publications. For more on my research and publications, see my profiles on Academia.edu and Google Scholar.

Courses taught

LIT1302  Vestens litteratur 1700-1900

LIT4340A/LIT4340B Litterært tekststudium I

LIT2340  Sjangerstudium: The Makings of a Genre: The Eighteenth-Century Novel

LIT2300  Litteraturtheoretisk emne: The Theory and History of Reading

Ongoing research

Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing (pdf)

Earlier Projects

How the Novel Found its Feet: Embodiment in Eighteenth-Century Fiction

A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Tags: Comparative Literature, Narratology, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Comics and Graphic Novels, Cognitive Poetics


  • Caracciolo, Marco; Guédon, Cécile; Kukkonen, Karin & Müller, Sabine (2017). The Promise of an Embodied Narratology: Integrating Cognition, Representation and Interpretation., In Per Krogh Hansen; John Pier; Philippe Roussin & Wolf Schmid (ed.),  Emerging Vectors of Narratology.  Walter de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-055518-9.  Chapter.  s 435 - 459
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). Fantastic Cognition, In Michael Burke & Emily Troscianko (ed.),  Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780190496869.  Chapter 8.  s 151 - 167
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). Problems of Tellability in German Eighteenth-Century Criticism and Novel-Writing, In Liisa Steinby & Aino Mäkikalli (ed.),  Narrative Concepts in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature.  Amsterdam University Press.  ISBN 9789089648747.  Kapittel.  s 177 - 198
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Bayesian Bodies: The Predictive Dimension of Embodied Cognition and Culture, In Peter Garratt (ed.),  The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-59328-3.  Chapter 9.  s 153 - 167
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Samuel Richardson Among the Ancients and Moderns, In Paddy Bullard & Alexis Tadié (ed.),  Ancients and Moderns in Europe: Comparative Perspectives.  Oxford Studies in the Enlightenment.  ISBN 978-0-7294-1177-6.  Chapter 12.  s 229 - 242
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). When Social Minds Get into Trouble. Orbis Litterarum.  ISSN 0105-7510.  71(4), s 307- 327 . doi: 10.1111/oli.12102
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2015). "A Prayer for Indifference": Die Grenzen der Gefühlskultur. Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert.  ISSN 0722-740X.  39(2), s 186- 196 Full text in Research Archive
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2014). Bayesian Narrative: Probability, Plot and the Shape of the Fictional World. Anglia. Zeitschrift für englische Philologie.  ISSN 0340-5222.  123(4), s 720- 739 Full text in Research Archive
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2014). Presence and Prediction: The Embodied Reader's Cascades of Cognition. Style.  ISSN 0039-4238.  48(3), s 367- 384 Full text in Research Archive
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2014). Quixotic Reasoning: Counterfactuals, Causation and Literary Storyworlds. Paragraph.  ISSN 0264-8334.  37(1), s 47- 61 Full text in Research Archive
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2013). Flouting Figures: Uncooperative Narration in the Fiction of Eliza Haywood. Language and Literature.  ISSN 0963-9470.  22(3), s 205- 218
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2013). Space, Time and Causality in Graphic Narratives: An Embodied Approach, In Daniel Stein & Jan-Noël Thon (ed.),  From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative.  Mouton de Gruyter.  ISBN 9783110282023.  Chapter.  s 49 - 66

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  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780190634766.  263 s.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2013). Contemporary Comics Storytelling. University of Nebraska Press.  ISBN 9780803246379.  248 s.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2013). Studying Comics and Graphic Novels. Wiley-Blackwell.  ISBN 978-1-118-49992-4.  190 s.

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  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). An Argument from Design: Literature and Predictive Processing.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). Reading Literary Narrative: Event and Experience.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). The Self-Organising Plot.
  • Kukkonen, Karin; Cave, Terence & Cullhed, Eric (2017). Cognitive Poetics. A Conversation..
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Ambiguous Figures: Adventures in Duck-Rabbitry.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Fictions of the Future.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Reading Revolutions.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Østby, Ylva (2016). Literature and Cognition. A Conversation..
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Körber, Lill-Ann; Kukkonen, Karin & Espiñeira, Keina (2016). Are Borders Fictions? A film showing and a conversation .

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