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dc.contributor.authorAmey, Evgenia
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-10T11:25:45Z
dc.date.available2021-12-10T11:25:45Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationAmey, E. (2021). An In-between Reader : Situatedness and Belonging in Tove Jansson’s Helsinki. <i>Literary Geographies</i>, <i>7</i>(2), 235-250. <a href="https://www.literarygeographies.net/index.php/LitGeogs/article/view/255" target="_blank">https://www.literarygeographies.net/index.php/LitGeogs/article/view/255</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_102369164
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78941
dc.description.abstractFinnish-Swedish artist and writer Tove Jansson (1914–2001), widely known as the author of the Moomin books, was born in Helsinki and resided there for the greater part of her life. The city features as a setting for her adult-oriented fiction – notably, semi-autobiographical fix-up novels Sculptor’s Daughter (1968/2015) and Fair Play (1989/2011). This article adopts a situated approach to literary geography, examining the researcher’s own position as a Helsinki resident and a ‘situated’ reader. Using autoethnography as a method, I analyze how the city and Jansson’s life narrative are co-produced by the writer, her texts, texts about her (such as biographies and press articles) and myself as reader. When looking at the notions of spatial and social situatedness and belonging, both the writer’s and my own ‘in-betweenness’ emerge as a connecting motif in my reading and in the process of experiencing the place through the texts. While reflecting on my engagement with texts and, simultaneously, on my spatial and social experience, I consider the possible implications of different readerships developing their own understanding of and modes of engagement with Jansson’s works and places associated with her. Although her most famous creations, the Moomins, are often viewed as part of the heteronormative family-centered ideological framework, reading Jansson’s novels, diaries and correspondence, as well as recent biographies and press articles, provides a different picture, allowing her works and the spaces she inhabited to be interpreted in a new light.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLiterary Geographies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLiterary Geographies
dc.relation.urihttps://www.literarygeographies.net/index.php/LitGeogs/article/view/255
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherJansson, Tove
dc.subject.otherHelsinki
dc.subject.otherautoethnography
dc.subject.otherbelonging
dc.subject.otherliterary geography
dc.subject.othersituated reading
dc.subject.otherspatial event
dc.subject.otherTove Jansson
dc.titleAn In-between Reader : Situatedness and Belonging in Tove Jansson’s Helsinki
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202112105928
dc.contributor.laitosMusiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Music, Art and Culture Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineNykykulttuurin tutkimusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineContemporary Cultureen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange235-250
dc.relation.issn2397-1797
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume7
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 Evgenia Amey
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber311877
dc.subject.ysokirjallisuudentutkimus
dc.subject.ysoautoetnografia
dc.subject.ysopaikka
dc.subject.ysokaupungit
dc.subject.ysolukijat
dc.subject.ysolukukokemukset
dc.subject.ysokaunokirjallisuus
dc.subject.ysoomaelämäkerrallisuus
dc.format.contentfulltext
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p16155
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramProfilointi, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramResearch profiles, AoFen


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