On the Edge of Dreams - the Place and Poetics of the Finnish Reaalifantasia Group

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  • 10 660,00

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Project start date: 01/06/2018

Project end date: 30/11/2018


In my PhD thesis, I study the poetics of the works of a Finnish group of writers, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, Juha-Pekka Koskinen, Anne Leinonen and J. Pekka Mäkelä. I study, whether or not the texts of this "Reaalifantasia group” have shared characteristics mentioned in the "manifesto" of the group, "Reaalifantastikot ja reaalifantasia" -blog text written by Jääskeläinen (2006). I am interested in the speculative elements this group claims to combine with conventions of realism. I regard dreams that do not stay as mere dreams, as one of these elements. In my thesis, I combine theories of unnatural narratology and theories of speculative fiction to understand both the poetics and place of the works of this Finnish group of writers.

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