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Dr Minna Vuohelainen

Lecturer in English

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of English

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ALG03, College Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Minna joined City in August 2016 and teaches on the BA English programme. Her teaching is underpinned by a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity, derived from her past studies and ongoing research. Minna’s primary research interests lie in fin-de-siècle popular and print culture and publishing history (c. 1880-1920), genre studies (particularly Gothic and crime), London literatures, spatial theory, and the medical humanities; twentieth-century conflict literature is a significant secondary interest. Minna is currently working on a monograph on Thomas Hardy and the Gothic.

Qualifications

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, 2009
  2. Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Support in Higher Education, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, 2009
  3. PhD English ('The Popular Fiction of Richard Marsh: Literary Production, Genre, Audience’), Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom, 2007
  4. MA English (Twentieth-Century Studies), King's College London, United Kingdom, 2001
  5. BSc International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, 2000

Employment

  1. MA Programme Leader/ Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Edge Hill University, 2007 – 2016
  2. Lecturer / Associate Lecturer in English, University of Derby, 2006 – 2007
  3. Associate Tutor/ Graduate Teaching Assistant, Birkbeck, University of London, 2003 – 2007

Expertise

Geographic Areas

  • Europe

Research

Research interests

• Literature, cultural history and popular culture, c. 1880-1920
• Print culture, c. 1880-1920
• London literatures, urban studies, spatial theory
• Genre: Gothic and crime fiction
• ‘Richard Marsh’ (1857-1915)
• Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
• The literature of conflict
• The medical humanities: disability, alcoholism

Forthcoming publications

• ‘Richard Marsh', 'Strand Magazine, 'Alcoholism’, 'Carmilla', in The Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, edited by Kevin Morrison (McFarland, 2018)
• Special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review on the Strand Magazine, co-edited with Emma Liggins (2019)

Current research

• Thomas Hardy and the Gothic
• Spatial tropes in Thomas Hardy's poetry
• Journalists in Nordic crime fiction
• Early film adaptations of R. L. Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
• Gothic tropes in Brexit reportage

Publications

Books (7)

  1. Vuohelainen, M., Margree, V. and Orrells, D. (Eds.), (2018). Richard Marsh, Popular Fiction and Literary Culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the Fin de Siècle. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-1-5261-2434-0.
  2. Marsh, R. (2016). The Complete Judith Lee Adventures. Vuohelainen, M. (Ed.), Richmond, VA: Valancourt Books. ISBN 978-1-943910-22-9.
  3. Vuohelainen, M. (2015). Richard Marsh. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-1-78316-341-0.
  4. Vuohelainen, M. and Chapman, A. (Eds.), (2015). Interpreting Primo Levi: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Palgrave US. ISBN 978-1-137-44233-8.
  5. Marsh, R. (2013). The Complete Adventures of Sam Briggs. Vuohelainen, M. (Ed.), Kansas City: Valancourt Books. ISBN 978-1-939140-01-2.
  6. Marsh, R. (2010). The Goddess: A Demon. Vuohelainen, M. (Ed.), Kansas City: Valancourt Books. ISBN 978-1-934555-06-4.
  7. Marsh, R. (2008). The Beetle: A Mystery. Vuohelainen, M. (Ed.), Kansas City: Valancourt Books. ISBN 978-1-934555-49-1.

Chapters (6)

  1. Vuohelainen, M. (2018). 'University Gothic, c. 1880-1910'. In Heholt, R. and Hughes, W. (Eds.), Gothic Britain: Dark Places in the Provinces and Margins of the British Isles (pp. 118–136). Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-1-78683-233-7.
  2. Vuohelainen, M. (2018). ‘"The most dangerous thing in England"? Detection, deviance and disability in Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee stories'. In Margree, V., Orrells, D. and Vuohelainen, M. (Eds.), Richard Marsh, Popular Fiction and Literary Culture, 1890–1915: Rereading the Fin de Siècle (pp. 63–84). Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-1-5261-2434-0.
  3. Vuohelainen, M. (2018). 'Judith Lee'. In Sandberg, E. (Ed.), 100 Greatest Literary Detectives (pp. 112–114). Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-7822-6.
  4. Vuohelainen, (2015). ‘The Concentrationary Universe: Primo Levi’s Spatial Consciousness'. In Vuohelainen, M. and Chapman, A. (Eds.), Interpreting Primo Levi: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 129–145). New York: Palgrave US. ISBN 978-1-137-44233-8.
  5. Vuohelainen, (2013). '“You Know Not of What You Speak”: Language, Identity and Xenophobia in Richard Marsh’s The Beetle: A Mystery (1897)’. In Tromp, M., Bachman, M. and Kaufman, H. (Eds.), Fear, Loathing and Victorian Xenophobia (pp. 312–330). Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press.
  6. Vuohelainen, (2006). ‘“Oh to Get out of that Room!”: Outcast London and the Gothic Twist in the Popular Fiction of Richard Marsh’. In Sayer, K. (Ed.), Victorian Space(s) (pp. 115–126). Leeds: Trinity and All Saints, University of Leeds.

Conference papers and proceedings (29)

  1. Vuohelainen, M. (2017). ‘[C]oming up with new information is part of the job description’: Journalist-investigators in Nordic crime fiction’. Europe House, London.
  2. Vuohelainen, M. (2017). ‘“The result can scarcely fail to amuse even the most gloomy of war pessimists”: The Strand Magazine and the First World War’. IULM, Milan, Italy.
  3. Vuohelainen, M. (2017). ‘Brexit Gothic: The Return of the Invasion Narrative’. University of Portsmouth.
  4. Vuohelainen, M. (2017). ‘“A woman’s chances of striking directly at the enemy are few”: Women spies and resistance workers in the Strand Magazine, 1914-1918’. City, University of London.
  5. Vuohelainen, M. (2016). ‘“A New Detective Method”: The Adventures of Richard Marsh's Female Detective Judith Lee in the Strand Magazine, 1911-16’. Edge Hill University.
  6. Vuohelainen, M. (2016). ‘“A New Detective Method”: The Adventures of Richard Marsh's Female Detective Judith Lee in the Strand Magazine, 1911-16’. Liverpool John Moores University.
  7. Vuohelainen, M. (2014). ‘“There is Mr Richard Marsh: he is prodigious”: Digital and statistical approaches to the study of popular fiction’. University of Kent.
  8. Vuohelainen, M. (2014). ‘“There is Mr Richard Marsh: he is prodigious”: Digital and statistical approaches to the study of popular fiction’. University of Hertfordshire and Knebworth House.
  9. Vuohelainen, M. (2013). ‘“A new detective method”: Strand Magazine, the Serial Detective Story, and Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee’. University of Salford.
  10. Vuohelainen, M. (2013). ‘Richard Marsh, Empire and Englishness’. Crawley Library/ Sussex University/ AHRC.
  11. Vuohelainen, M. (2012). ‘“Few authors had a wider public than Mr Richard Marsh”: Richard Marsh, the Strand Magazine and the Serial Short Story’. University of Brighton.
  12. Vuohelainen, M. (2012). ‘“Distilling is beautiful”: Primo Levi, Memory and the Oblique’. Edge Hill University.
  13. Vuohelainen, M. (2011). ‘The Papers of Richard Marsh: Professional Authorship and the Material Culture of Composition’. University of Birmingham.
  14. Vuohelainen, M. (2011). ‘“The trade of a writer”: Richard Marsh, Literary Production and the Periodical Market’. Canterbury Christ Church University.
  15. Vuohelainen, M. (2011). ‘Bestsellers 1: Dracula’. University of London.
  16. Vuohelainen, M. (2011). ‘Eavesdropping and lip-reading: The narrative Voice and the Female Detective in Richard Marsh’s “The Adventures of Judith Lee” (1911-16)’. Sheffield Hallam University.
  17. Vuohelainen, M. (2010). ‘The clerk from Walham Green: The Centrality of the Suburban in Richard Marsh’s “The Adventures of Sam Briggs” (1904-16)’. Institute of English Studies, University of London.
  18. Vuohelainen, M. (2010). ‘"Well Printed upon Good Paper": Material Culture and Brand Identity in G.A. Henty's Union Jack (1880-83)’. Yale University.
  19. Vuohelainen, M. (2009). ‘From “Vulgar” and “Impossible” to “Pre-eminently Readable”: Richard Marsh’s Shifting Critical Fortunes, 1893-1915’. Institute of English Studies, University of London.
  20. Vuohelainen, M. (2009). ‘“Exactly Where I Was I Could Not Tell”: Richard Marsh’s Urban Gothic Topographies’. Queen Mary, University of London.
  21. Vuohelainen, M. (2009). ‘“Cribb’d, Cabined, and Confined”: Claustrophobia in Richard Marsh’s Urban Gothic Fiction’. Glamorgan Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff.
  22. Vuohelainen, M. (2008). ‘“Forming Characters”: Union Jack and Niche Marketing for Boys in the 1880s’. University of Roehampton.
  23. Vuohelainen, M. (2008). ‘“Some Ghoulish Example of her Sex”: The Foreign Female Monster in Richard Marsh’s The Beetle: A Mystery (1897) and The Goddess: A Demon (1900)’. University of Leicester.
  24. Vuohelainen, M. (2008). ‘“Contributing to Most Things”: Richard Marsh, the Periodical Press and the Short-Story Collection’. Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University.
  25. Vuohelainen, M. (2007). ‘“A Master of his Craft”: Richard Marsh, Literary Production and the Late-Victorian Canon’. University of Chester.
  26. Vuohelainen, M. (2006). ‘“Oh to Get Out of that Room!”: Outcast London and the Gothic Twist in the Popular Fiction of Richard Marsh’. Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Trinity and All Saints College, University of Leeds.
  27. Vuohelainen, M. (2005). ‘“That Night at Canterstone Jail Something Rather Curious Occurred”: Imprisonment and Fantasy in Richard Marsh’s Supernatural Prison Stories’. University of Exeter.
  28. Vuohelainen, M. (2004). ‘Richard Marsh’s The Beetle (1897): Popular Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Britain’. University of Nottingham.
  29. Vuohelainen, M. (2004). ‘“It Was Hard to Believe that Such a Creature Could Be Human. And English!”: Representations of Poverty in the Popular Fiction of Richard Marsh’. University of Stirling.

Internet publication

  1. Vuohelainen, M. (2009). ‘Richard Marsh’, Victorian Fiction Research Guide 35
    http://victorianfictionresearchguides.org/richard-marsh/.

Journal articles (8)

  1. Vuohelainen, M. (2018). '"Deeds of darkness": Thomas Hardy and murder'. Humanities, 7.
  2. Vuohelainen, M. (2014). 'From "Vulgar" and "Impossible" to "Pre-Eminently Readable": Richard Marsh's Critical Fortunes, 1893-1915'. English Studies, 95(3), pp. 278–301. doi:10.1080/0013838X.2014.897087.
  3. Vuohelainen, M. (2014). 'Bernard Heldmann and the Union Jack, 1880-83: The Making of a Professional Author'. Victorian Periodicals Review, 47(1), pp. 105–142. doi:10.1353/vpr.2014.0010.
  4. Vuohelainen, M. (2013). '"Contributing to most things": Richard Marsh, Literary Production, and the Fin de Siècle Periodicals Market'. Victorian Periodicals Review, 46(3), pp. 401–422.
  5. Vuohelainen, M. (2010). ‘“Cribb’d, Cabined and Confined”: Fear, Claustrophobia and Modernity in Richard Marsh’s Urban Gothic Fiction’. The Journal of Literature and Science, 3(1), pp. 23–36. doi:10.12929/jls.03.1.03.

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  6. Vuohelainen, (2008). ‘“Tales and Adventures”: G.A. Henty’s Union Jack and the Competitive World of Publishing for Boys in the 1880s’. Journal of Popular Narrative Media, 1(2), pp. 183–196.
  7. Vuohelainen, (2007). ‘Distorting the Genre, Defining the Audience, Detecting the Author: Richard Marsh’s “For Debt” (1902)’. Clues: a journal of detection, 25(4), pp. 17–26.
  8. Vuohelainen, (2006). ‘Richard Marsh’s The Beetle (1897): A Late-Victorian Popular Novel’. Working With English: medieval and modern language, literature and drama, 2(1), pp. 89–100.

Other (8)

  1. Vuohelainen, M. (2017). 'The Oslo Crime Files: Medusa, Death by Water, Fireraiser and Certain Signs That You Are Dead by Torkil Damhaug' (review).

    [publisher’s website]

  2. Vuohelainen, M. (2017). 'Cruel Is the Night by Karo Hämäläinen' (review).

    [publisher’s website]

  3. Vuohelainen, M. (2015). 'Matthew Rubery, The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News' (review).
  4. Vuohelainen, M. (2013). 'Lara Baker Whelan, Class, Culture and Suburban Anxieties in the Victorian Era' (review).
  5. Vuohelainen, M. (2012). 'Laurel Brake & Marysa Demoor (eds), The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century: Picture and Press' (review).
  6. Vuohelainen, M. (2012). 'David Trotter, The Uses of Phobia: Essays on Literature and Film (Critical Quarterly)' (review).
  7. Vuohelainen, M. (2011). 'Tim Killick, British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Rise of the Tale' (review).
  8. Vuohelainen, M. (2011). 'Patricia Pulham, Art and the Transitional Object in Vernon Lee's Supernatural Tales' (review).

Education

BA English

http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/english

Modules

EN1002 Literature in Historical Context
EN2004 Contemporary Genre Fiction