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Heta Pyrhönen

Heta Marjatta Pyrhönen
Born December 4, 1960

Master of Arts, 1989, Licentiate of Philosophy, 1994, Doctor of Philosophy, 1998 (Comparative Literature), University of Helsinki

Professor of General Literature, 2000-
Research Assistant, Faculty of Arts, 1985-6
Research Assistant, Academy of Finland, 1986
Assistant, Department of Comparative Literature, Aesthetics and Theatre Studies (1989-90, 1992, 1994)
Doctoral Student, Graduate School for Literature and Textuality, 1995-7
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, 1997-8

Research Interests
Popular literature, esp. crime fiction, women’s writing and writers, adaptations, narratology and psychoanalytical literary research.

Publications, research projects and other academic activity

Photo: Maureen Cassidy
Written by Heta Pyrhönen, (Kaija Hartikainen, ed.)
Translated by John Calton

My dream

I dream of leisurely periods of concentrating on my research without interruption.

When I retire, I hope to reinvent a new “job”, something entirely new to do, which would keep my mind and soul lively. I hope also to be able to do yoga until the end.

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