Karin Kukkonen

Karin Kukkonen

Karin Kukkonen
Norway
karin.kukkonen@ilos.uio.no
MC Substitute
Position Paper

Karin Kukkonen is Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Oslo. She works on cognitive literary theory, cognitive narratology and the history of reading. Her current project “How the Novel Found its Feet” investigates how prose-writing in the eighteenth century develops stylistic strategies that contribute to greater immersion in readers and, hence, forms the beginning of the gripping narratives that we take to be typical of the novel today. Kukkonen is particularly interested in how e-approaches to cognition and predictive processing (or Bayesian cognition) can elucidate the reading process. She has published on the topic in the journals Anglia, Style and Paragraph (see her academia.edu profile for details). She has been involved in empirical projects on eye-tracking applied to literary reading (at the University of Oxford) and on the implementation and assessment of reading literary fiction in the classroom (in the IGEL North Network).

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