Finnish Literature:

ritva hapuli
Ritva Hapuli

Born in Mikkeli in 1952.
M.A. (1987) and Licentiate (1992) in philosophy:
PhD, Cultural History, The University of Turku , 1995;
dissertation: Nykyajan sininen kukka: Olavi Paavolainen ja nykyaika. (The blue Flower of Modern Times. Olavi Paavolainen and the Modernity);
City librarian, Turku City Library, 1992 till present
Researcher at the Academy of Finland in the project Olavi Paavolainen suomalaisessa kulttuurissa ,1989-1991. (Olavi Paavolainen's role in the Finnish Culture), supervisor in the project, 2002–2005: Kirjoittamisen maailmat. Naisten kirjoittamisen kulttuurihistoria, 1880-1950. (A Pen of One's Own – Cultural History of Women's Writing, 1880–1950), 2002-2005;
Lecturer and supervisor in seminars on “Gender and Modernity” at the university of Turku , 1998/1999;
Several articles and monographs, mainly on gender and modernity, and recently on female travellers and travel literature (Matkalla kotona Kyllikki Villan matkapäiväkirjoista. Turku : Faros 2008. -A study about the translator Kyllikki Villa's travel diaries;
Aino Kallas. Tulkintoja elämästä ja tuotannosta. Ed. Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, Kukku Melkas, R. H. Helsinki: BTJ 2009.)

ritva.hapuli (at) turku.fi