Jarkko Toikkanen |
University of Tampere
Jarkko Toikkanen (PhD, docent) currently works as university researcher at the University of Tampere for the Academy of Finland consortium “The Literary in Life” in which he heads the work package “Intermedial Experience and Affectivity.” Toikkanen has been developing the concept of experience within the field of intermediality research in literary studies for nearly a decade now. His main objective has been to study how reading literature is experienced in terms of the visual or auditory images that literature makes the reader imagine seeing or hearing. Methodologically, he has applied specific rhetorical devices (ekphrasis and hypotyposis) through which images that demand interpretation can be distinguished from images that appear simply to be seen or heard.
Essays in Partial Answers
Intermedial Experience and Ekphrasis in Wordsworth’s "Slumber"
Volume 17, issue 1, January 2019