Jarkko Toikkanen


Docent in English Philology





Research interests

  • experience
  • intermediality
  • horror
  • rhetoric
  • medium
  • close reading
  • philology

Current research projects

  • Intermedial Experience and the New Philology (monograph, 2022–2023)
  • 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 (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)

Teaching (2019–)

Introduction to Literature in English

Research Literature and Culture

Workshop in Close Reading

Intermedial Experience of Horror

Intermedial Experience of Horror, part 2

Bachelor’s Seminar and Thesis