Jarkko Toikkanen

University lecturer, Docent in English Philology

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities


Docent in English Philology, Tampere University


experience, intermediality, horror, close reading, three-tier model of mediality

Teaching (2019–)

Introduction to Literature in English

Research Literature and Culture

Workshop in Close Reading

Intermediality and Close Reading

Psychoanalysis and Literature

Intermedial Experience of Horror

Intermedial Experience of Horror, part 2

Bachelor’s Seminar and Thesis

Master's Seminar and Thesis



Current research project

Multimodal and Intermedial Technologies (MIT)

Shaping the North through Multimodal and Intermedial Interaction (article collection, eds. Alarauhio, Räisänen, Toikkanen, & Tumelius, 2022, Palgrave Macmillan)

Intermedial Experience and Three-tier Model of Mediality (monograph tba)

Intermedial Experience, Rhetorical Devices, and Medium-specificity (INEX)

Previous research projects

The Literary in Life: Exploring the Boundaries between Literature and the Everyday (Academy of Finland, 2015–2019, https://research.uta.fi/lili/)

Kokemuksen tutkimus VI. Kokemuksen käsite ja käyttö (article collection, eds. Toikkanen & Ira A. Virtanen, 2018, Lapland University Press)

The Intermedial Experience of Horror: Suspended Failures (monograph, 2013, Palgrave Macmillan)

The Grotesque and the Unnatural (article collection, eds. Markku Salmela & Toikkanen, 2011, Cambria Press)

The Break of Paul de Man (PhD thesis, 2008, University of Tampere)

Research interests

  • number of publications below updated in May 2023
  • sensory studies
  • experience research

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00 358 50 4083887

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