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Mäkelä, Maria

Maria Mäkelä

Yliopistonlehtori, dosentti

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sähköposti: maria.makela (a) tuni.fi
huone: Pinni B5041
puhelin: +358 40 8325635

Vastaanotto sovittavissa. / Office Hour on request.

Tutkimusintressit: narratologia; monitieteinen ja soveltava kertomusteoria; tajunta, kokemuksellinen ääni ja realismi kirjallisuudessa ja mediassa; romanssin ja aviorikoksen kirjallinen traditio; kerronnan eetos; esimerkillisyys tarinankerronnassa; sosiaalisen median tarinalogiikka ja viraalinen kerronta; kriittinen kertomustutkimus ja tarinallisuuden välineellistyminen journalismissa, politiikassa ja organisaatioissa.

Tutkimustoiminta (SoleCRIS)

Research interests: narratology; interdisciplinary and applied narrative theory; consciousness, experiential voice, and realism across media; literary tradition of romance and adultery; authorial ethos; exemplary narratives; viral, reality-tv and social media storytelling; critical approaches to instrumental narratives in journalism, politics, business, and organizations.

Research database (SoleCRIS)


Maria Mäkelä is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Director of Narrare: Centre for Interdisciplinary Narrative Studies at the University of Tampere, Finland. Currently she is running two research projects, Dangers of Narrative (2017–2020) and the research consortium Instrumental Narratives (2018–2022). In 2018, she is Vice-President of the International Society for the Study of Narrative and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Fictionality Studies, Aarhus University. She is co-editor of Narrative, Interrupted (De Gruyter, 2012) and Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media (Routledge, 2015). Her articles have appeared in such journals as Narrative, Parial Answers and Style.

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Instrumental Narratives: The Limits of Storytelling and New Story-Critical Narrative Theory (2018-2022, Academy of Finland)

A research consortium between the Universities of Tampere, Helsinki and Turku, directed from the university of Tampere

Consortium PI: Maria Mäkelä

The consortium project develops ideas and analytical instruments that will equip researchers, professional groups and non-academic audiences to navigate today’s social and textual environments that are dominated by storytelling. We put contemporary literary fiction in dialogue with the manipulative stories that spread around the internet, in order to reveal the dubious relationship that some narratives have with identity, truth, politics, and complex systems such as climate change. In order to confront these issues, we reveal the sophisticated story-critical ideas and techniques offered by works of contemporary fiction.

Read more: https://instrumentalnarratives.wordpress.com/

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Dangers of Narrative: Contemporary Story-Critical Narratology (2017–2020, Kone Foundation)

The rationale for the project is to articulate how and why narrative has become a defining form of well-being and societal participation, to chart the risks involved in this development, and to suggest ways in which narrative scholars can contribute to a critical understanding of the power and dangers of narrative. The project is firmly interdisciplinary and is seen through in close collaboration with international research centres on narrative studies and professionals from various fields, such as journalism, healthcare and education.

We decided to crowdsource a pool of “dangerous narratives” by publishing an open call on Facebook in January 2017. Our followers have the option of blowing the whistle on dubious, unnecessary or amusing uses of narrative in media and the social sphere. The volume of the cases reported has wildly exceeded our expectations, and the corpus they form presents the positive problem of being usable as data. It enables us to observe the kinds of narrative forms that draw the attention of social media users, study the notions of narrative or narrativity that inform their reports, and determine the professional contexts in which the issues seem the most pertinent. We analyze selected cases on our Facebook page. We archive all cases, along with all analyses of them, whether by our followers or ourselves.

Researchers: Maria Mäkelä (PhD, Docent, project leader), Laura Karttunen (PhD), Juha Raipola (PhD), Samuli Björninen (PhD), Tytti Rantanen (MA), Matias Nurminen (MA)

Lue lisää suomeksi:

https://kertomuksenvaarat.wordpress.com/

Seuraa Facebook-toimintaamme!

https://www.facebook.com/KertomuksenVaarat/

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Selected publications 2015–2019

Mäkelä, Maria 2019. “Facebook Narratology: Experientiality, Simultaneity, Tellability.” Partial Answers 17:1, in press.

Mäkelä, Maria 2019. “In Search of Mid-Size Theories for Narratologists and Social Scientists.” A review essay on the volume Life and Narrative. Poetics Today 40:2, in press.

Mäkelä, Maria & Merja Polvinen 2018. “Narration and Focalization: A Cognitivist and an Unnaturalist, Made Strange.” Poetics Today 39:3, 495–521.

Mäkelä, Maria 2018. ”Toward the Non-Natural: Diachronicity and the Trained Reader in Fludernik’s Natural Narratology.” Partial Answers 16:2,  pp. 271–277.

Mäkelä, Maria 2018. “Exceptionality or Exemplarity? The Emergence of the Schematized Mind in the 17th and 18th Century Novel.” Poetics Today 39:1, pp. 17–39.

Mäkelä, Maria 2017. “The Gnomic Space. Authorial Ethos between Voices in Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall.Narrative, 25:1, pp. 113–137.

Laura Karttunen & Maria Mäkelä 2017. “Oi ihana, ohikiitävä rakkaus. Äänet, intuitio ja mielikuvitus fiktiivisen kertomuksen analyysissä.” In Worlds of Imagination / Fantasins världar / Mielikuvituksen maailmat. Eds.Merja Polvinen, Maria Salenius & Howard Sklar. Turku: Eetos, pp. 158–181.

Mäkelä, Maria 2016. ”Narratology and Taxonomy. A Response to Brian Richardson.” Style 50:4, pp. 462–467.

Mäkelä, Maria 2016. ”Kotini on tekstini. Romaanitraditio, itsestä kertominen, gnoomisuus ja doksa sisustusteksteissä.” niin & näin 90, 3/2016, pp. 53–58.

Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä & Frans Mäyrä 2015. Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds. Incl. Introduction by the editors. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature Series. Oxford & New York: Routledge.

Mäkelä, Maria 2015. “Mind as World in the Reality Game Show Survivor.” In Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds. Eds. Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä & Frans Mäyrä. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature Series. Oxford & New York: Routledge, pp. 240–255.

Mäkelä, Maria 2015. ”Kognitiivinen realismi, kömpelö ruumis ja kielen todellisuus Mikko Rimmisen Pölkyssä.” Avain 1/2015, pp. 29–49.

Full texts and more publications on:

Research activities (SoleCris)

https://uta-fi.academia.edu/MariaMäkelä

 

Blog entires on Etiikka.fi [in Finnish]:

http://etiikka.fi/author/maria-makela/

 
Ylläpito:
Muutettu: 8.1.2019 12.58 Muokkaa

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