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.

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Academic interests

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

Ongoing research

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

Creativity and Contingency (pdf)

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

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, 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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  • 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). Contemporary Comics Storytelling. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 9780803246379. 248 p.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2013). Studying Comics and Graphic Novels. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-118-49992-4. 190 p.

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  • Kukkonen, Karin & Buer, Liz (2021). Interview: Litteratur gir støtte og trøst. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Psykisk Helse.
  • Guth, Stephan & Kukkonen, Karin (2021). The Literature of the Middle East. [Internet]. LCE Podcast.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2021). Memory and Mind-Wandering in the Attention Economy: Some Cases from Scandinavian Literature (Keynote).
  • 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). 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 (2020). Coda: Literature, Language and Creativity. Cognitive Semantics. ISSN 2352-6408. 13(1). doi: 10.1515/cogsem-2020-2030
  • 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; Pullinger, Kate & Hayler, Matthew (2019). Digital Fiction: Samtale mellom Kate Pullinger, Matt Hayler og Karin Kukkonen.
  • Guth, Stephan; Pepe, Teresa & Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Book launch "Literary Visions of the Middle East" (compl./comm./ed. by S. Guth).
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Hustvedt, Siri (2019). Minner om fremtiden: Siri Hustvedt og Karin Kukkonen i samtale.
  • 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.
  • Fialho, Olivia & Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Reading Workshop Organizers.
  • Kukkonen, Karin; Kuzmičová, Anežka; Polvinen, Merja & Ledet Christiansen, Steen (2019). The place of the cognitive in literary studies. Cogent Arts & Humanities. ISSN 2331-1983. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Østby, Ylva (2019). Litterær tankevandring -- hvorfor det ikke er galskap å lese bøker. [Journal]. Kritikeren.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2019). Gebrochene Reihen: Narratologie, Erwartungshorizonte und Stoffgeschichte. Beiträge zur mediävistischen Erzählforschung. ISSN 2568-9967. doi: 10.25619/BmE2019234
  • 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; Østby, Ylva & Eifring, Halvor Bøyesen (2018). Mind-Wandering, Meditasjon og Litteratur.
  • Williams, Abigail & Kukkonen, Karin (2018). Books as a Social Medium. A Conversation on Reading.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2018). Kunnskapens Former. Vinduet. ISSN 0042-6288. 2, p. 121–124.
  • Malabou, Catherine; Jensen Rathe, Kaja & Kukkonen, Karin (2018). Malabou og den plastiske hjerne (Malabou and the Plastic Brain).
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2018). The Cognitive Work of Form.
  • 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
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). The Self-Organising Plot.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). An Argument from Design: Literature and Predictive Processing.
  • Kukkonen, Karin; Cave, Terence & Cullhed, Eric (2017). Cognitive Poetics. A Conversation.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2017). Reading Literary Narrative: Event and Experience.
  • 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 (2016). Ambiguous Figures: Adventures in Duck-Rabbitry.
  • Kukkonen, Karin & Østby, Ylva (2016). Literature and Cognition. A Conversation.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Reading Revolutions.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). The Return of Astrea.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing.
  • Kukkonen, Karin (2016). Fictions of the Future.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Körber, Lill-Ann; Kukkonen, Karin & Espiñeira, Keina (2016). Er grenser fiksjoner? Grenser i litteratur og film.

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Published Sep. 23, 2015 1:09 PM - Last modified Mar. 31, 2021 11:48 AM