Karin Kukkonen

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I am the convenor of the research and education initiative, Literature, Cognition and Emotions (LCE). LCE is an interdisciplinary hub that brings together literary studies, linguistics, psychology and neurosciences in a new conversation about literature.

In 2019, I was awarded the first University of Oslo's Young Researchers Prize. Since 2022, I am a member of the Academy of Europe.

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Academic interests

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

Ongoing research

Reading Habits During the COVID-19 Pandemic (LCE) (pdf)

Creativity and Contingency (LCE)

Earlier Projects

Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing (pdf)

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

A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

For more on my research and publications, see my profiles on Academia.edu, ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

Courses taught

LIT1301 Vestens litteratur antikken til 1700

LIT1302  Vestens litteratur 1700-1900

LIT4340A/LIT4340B Litterært tekststudium I: Mimesis

LIT4310A/LIT4310B Litteraturteoretisk studium I: Cognitive Literary Study

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

LIT2300  Litteraturtheoretisk emne: The Theory and History of Reading

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

Publications

Kukkonen, Karin. (2020). "The Speed of Plot: Narrative Acceleration and Deceleration" Orbis Litterarum 75(2): 73-85. Read the article here.

Kukkonen, Karin. (2020). Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing. Oxford University Press.

Kukkonen, Karin. (2019). 4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet. Oxford University Press.

Kukkonen, Karin (2017). A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics. Neoclassicism and the Novel. Oxford University Press.

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  • Caracciolo, Marco & Kukkonen, Karin (2021). With Bodies: Narrative Theory and Embodied Cognition. Ohio State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8142-1480-0. 226 p.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2020). Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190050955. 225 p.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2019). 4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190913045. 264 p.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190634766. 263 p.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2013). Studying Comics and Graphic Novels. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-118-49992-4. 190 p.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2013). Contemporary Comics Storytelling. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 9780803246379. 248 p.

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  • Kukkonen, Karin; Aubry, Gwenaëlle; Weber, Anne & Øyehaug, Gunnhild (2022). Écrire le hasard / Writing Chance (Interview Series). [Internet]. https://hasard.hypotheses.org/4855.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2022). Beyond Rules? Getting it 'Right' in the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Keynote).
  • Kukkonen, Karin; Caracciolo, Marco & Beltrami, Marzia (2022). Online book presentation of "Spatial Plots: Virtuality and the Embodied Mind in Baricco, Camilleri and Calvino". [Internet]. Zoom.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2021). Distracted Readers: Narratology and its Neglects (keynote).
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2021). Review of Aleksandr Puškin: Russlands store dikter by Erik Egeberg. Scando-Slavica. ISSN 0080-6765. 67(2), p. 294–296.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Auestad, Reiko Abe (2021). Noveller i Øst og Vest! Foredrag og samtale om japansk og vestlig novelletradisjon .
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2021). Memory and Mind-Wandering in the Attention Economy: Some Cases from Scandinavian Literature (Keynote).
  • Guth, Stephan & Kukkonen, Karin (2021). The Literature of the Middle East. [Internet]. LCE Podcast.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Buer, Liz (2021). Interview: Litteratur gir støtte og trøst. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Psykisk Helse.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2020). Review of Tommy Sandberg, The Difference Approach to Narrative Fiction- A Recurring Critique of Narratology and its Implications for the Study of Novels and Short Stories. Samlaren: tidsskrift för forskning om svensk och annan nordisk litteratur. ISSN 0348-6133. 141, p. 204–208.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Langford, Malcolm (2020). Å tro på en fortelling: Litteratur, lover og sannsynlighet. [Internet]. HumSam Biblioteket.
  • Davanger, Svend; Kukkonen, Karin & Eifring, Halvor Bøyesen (2020). Tankestrømmens tidsalder - Hvordan hjernen finner hvile i litteratur, meditasjon og hverdagsliv.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2020). Coda: Literature, Language and Creativity. Cognitive Semantics. ISSN 2352-6408. 13(1). doi: 10.1515/cogsem-2020-2030.
  • Fialho, Olivia & Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Reading Workshop Organizers.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Østby, Ylva (2019). Litterær tankevandring -- hvorfor det ikke er galskap å lese bøker. [Journal]. Kritikeren.
  • Kukkonen, Karin; Kuzmičová, Anežka; Polvinen, Merja & Ledet Christiansen, Steen (2019). The place of the cognitive in literary studies. Cogent Arts & Humanities. ISSN 2331-1983. 6(1). doi: 10.1080/23311983.2019.1691841. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kukkonen, Karin; Pullinger, Kate & Hayler, Matthew (2019). Digital Fiction: Samtale mellom Kate Pullinger, Matt Hayler og Karin Kukkonen.
  • Festøy, Elin; Rustad, Hans Kristian Strandstuen & Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Litteraturscena: De nye fortellingene.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Hva er vi eksperter på? Litteraturforskning og tverrfaglighet.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Hustvedt, Siri (2019). Minner om fremtiden: Siri Hustvedt og Karin Kukkonen i samtale.
  • Guth, Stephan; Pepe, Teresa & Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Book launch "Literary Visions of the Middle East" (compl./comm./ed. by S. Guth).
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Gebrochene Reihen: Narratologie, Erwartungshorizonte und Stoffgeschichte. Beiträge zur mediävistischen Erzählforschung. ISSN 2568-9967. doi: 10.25619/BmE2019234.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Cognition, Good and Bad (Review of Vera Tobin, Elements of Surprise). Cambridge quarterly. ISSN 0008-199X. 48(2), p. 167–171.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Vogel, Juliane (2019). Findekuenste in der Literatur: Vom Schatzhaus zum Mash-up.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2018). The Cognitive Work of Form.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2018). Review of Sean Silver, The Mind is a Collection. Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats. ISSN 0036-9640. 50(2), p. 173–175.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2018). Kunnskapens Former. Vinduet. ISSN 0042-6288. 2, p. 121–124.
  • Williams, Abigail & Kukkonen, Karin (2018). Books as a Social Medium. A Conversation on Reading.
  • Kukkonen, Karin; Østby, Ylva & Eifring, Halvor Bøyesen (2018). Mind-Wandering, Meditasjon og Litteratur.
  • Caracciolo, Marco & Kukkonen, Karin (2018). Hitting the Wall? The Rhetorical Approach and the Role of Reader Response (Response to Phelan). Style. ISSN 0039-4238. 52(1-2), p. 45–50. doi: 10.1353/sty.2018.0005.
  • Malabou, Catherine; Jensen Rathe, Kaja & Kukkonen, Karin (2018). Malabou og den plastiske hjerne (Malabou and the Plastic Brain).
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). Handlung / Plot. In Huber, Martin & Schmid, Wolf (Ed.), Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft: Erzählen. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-040118-9. p. 278–298.
  • Kukkonen, Karin; Cave, Terence & Cullhed, Eric (2017). Cognitive Poetics. A Conversation.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). An Argument from Design: Literature and Predictive Processing.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). The Self-Organising Plot.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). Reading Literary Narrative: Event and Experience.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). The Return of Astrea.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Østby, Ylva (2016). Literature and Cognition. A Conversation.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Reading Revolutions.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Körber, Lill-Ann; Kukkonen, Karin & Espiñeira, Keina (2016). Are Borders Fictions? A film showing and a conversation.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Fictions of the Future.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Ambiguous Figures: Adventures in Duck-Rabbitry.

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Published Sep. 23, 2015 1:09 PM - Last modified Sep. 14, 2022 10:34 AM