On this page you will find listed research projects of the members of Narrare.

Current Projects


Dr Laura Piippo: “The Places, Forms, and Value of a Book Object in Digital Environments” The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1.1.–31.12.2022.

Dr Saija Isomaa: ¨The Historical Poetics of Finnish Literature¨, Kone Foundation, 2022–2025.

Dr Iida Pöllänen: “The Black Renaissance and Its Nordic Affiliations”, Academy of Finland, 2021–2024.

Dr Hanna-Riikka Roine: CO-SPEC. Drawing the Possible into the Present: Entanglements of Human and Computer in Speculation”, Academy of Finland, 2020–2023.

Dr Anna Ovaska: “Reading Experiences of Pain: Enactive and Critical Perspectives on Suffering in Narrative Fiction”, Kone Foundation, 2020–2023.

Dr Riikka Rossi: “Arctic Hysteria – Strange Northern Emotions,”, Kone Foundation, 2020–2022.

Dr Maria Mäkelä, prof. Samuli Pekkola & prof Jari Stenvall: “Storytelling in Information Systems Development: A Critical Case Study of the Patient Information System Apotti” (INFOSTORY), Emil Aaltonen Foundation 2019–2022.

Dr Maria Mäkelä (Consortium PI): “Instrumental Narratives: The Limits  of Storytelling and New Story-Critical Narrative Theory” (iNARR), Academy of Finland consortium project together with the Universities of Helsinki and Turku 2018–2022.

Dr Hanna Rautajoki: “European solidarities in turmoil: Relational scaffolding of epistemic work in policy debate” (EUsoil). Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher Project 2018–2021.

Prof. Matti Hyvärinen: “Voices of Democracy: The Will of the People by the People and by Their Representatives” (VODE), Academy of Finland project 2017–2021.


Recently Finished Projects

Dr Maria Mäkelä: “Dangers of Narrative: Contemporary Story-Critical Narratology”, Kone Foundation 2017–2020.

Prof. Mari Hatavara (Consortium PI): “The Literary in Life: Exploring the Boundaries between Literature and the Everyday”, Academy of Finland consortium project together with the universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä 2015–2019.

Dr Saija Isomaa: “Darkening Visions: Dystopian Fiction in Literature and Film”, Kone Foundation 2015–2019.

Dr Maria Mäkelä: ”Voice as Experience: Life-Storying in Contemporary Media”, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher Project 2014–2018.