Curriculum vitae

 

 

  1. Degrees, diplomas and titles
  • 2017: Global Business Program (13.5 ECTS: Leading Change, Financial Decision-Making, Global Strategy + extra module: Leveraging customer experience, 4.5 ECTS), Aalto University Executive Education, Finland
  • 2016: Adjunct professor of Italian Modern Literature, University of Turku, Finland
  • 2000: PhD, Italian philology, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 1995: Phil. Lic., University of Turku / Italian language and culture, Cultural history
  • 1993: M.A., University of Turku / Italian language and culture, minors in French language and culture, Cultural history, Political science, Musicology
  • Piano diploma, Espoo Music Institute, Finland
  • 1985: Diploma of Italian teacher, University for Foreigners, Perugia, Italy

 

  1. Knowledge of languages:

Finnish – mother tongue, Swedish – average, English – excellent, Italian – excellent, French – excellent, German – average, Spanish – average, Russian – elementary, Modern Greek – elementary

 

  1. Previous relevant occupations
  • 2003-2016: Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Helsinki
  • 1998-2003 Lecturer in Italian at the University of Helsinki
  • 2008-2009: Visiting research fellow at Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge, UK. Funded by the University of Helsinki
  • 2007: Visiting research fellow at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Italy. Funded by the Finnish Academy of Sciences
  • 1994-1998: Part-time teacher of Italian and French at the University of Helsinki, Open universities of Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen; freelance translator Italian – Finnish – Italian, French – Finnish – French, English – Finnish
  • 1989-1990: Lecturer in Finnish at the University of Aix-Marseille, France, Dept. of General Linguistics

 

  1. Most significant grants

(for the full list, please see my web page, https://marjaharmanmaa.com -> Tutkimus – research -> Grants and awards)

  • 2016: The Finnish Association of Non-fiction Writers, 7000 € writing grant
  • 2014: Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, 8000 € for organizing the fourth international conference of EAM (European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies) at the University of Helsinki
  • 2008: University of Helsinki, 40 000 € Visiting research fellowship grant for research at Clare Hall College, Cambridge, UK (1 Oct 2008 – 30 Jul 2009)
  • 2007: Finnish Culture Foundation, 5000 € for organizing the session “Futurism and the Technological Imagination” in the XI conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas) at the University of Helsinki (29 Jul 2008)
  • 2007: Finnish Academy of Sciences, 7500 € for organizing the XI international conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas) at the University of Helsinki (28 Jul 2008 – 2 Aug 2008)
  • 2006: Finnish Academy, 22 200 € Visiting research grant for research at the University of Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy

 

  1. Editorial work

Editor in the following publications

  • Uusi uljas ihminen, eli modernin pimeä puoli. [Brave New Man, or the Dark Side of Modernity] Eds. Marja Härmänmaa and Markku Mattila. Atena, Jyväskylä 1998 / 1996-1998
  • Kivettyneet ihanteet? Klassismin nousu sotien välisessä Euroopassa.[Petrified ideals? The Rise of Classicism in Europe between the Two World Wars] Eds. Marja Härmänmaa and Timo Vihavainen. Atena, Jyväskylä 2000 / 1998-2000
  • Anarkismi, avant-garde, terrorismi. Muutamia strategioita järjestyksen sotkemiseksi. [Anarchism, Avant-garde and Terrorism. Strategies to Disturb the Order] Eds. Marja Härmänmaa and Markku Mattila. Gaudeamus, Helsinki 2008 / 2006-2008
  • Future Imperfect – Italian Futurism between Tradition and Modernity. Eds. Marja Härmänmaa and Pierpaolo Antonello. Special issue of The European Legacy, vol. 14, n. 7, December 2009 / 2009
  • Language and the Scientific Imagination. Proceedings of the XI Conference of ISSEI. Eds. Marja Härmänmaa and Giacomo Bottà. University of Helsinki. (2008-2009) http://blogs.helsinki.fi/issei2009/
  • Decadence, Degeneration and the End. Studies in the European fin de siècle. Eds. Marja Härmänmaa and Christopher Nissen. Palgrave, New York 2014 / 2011-2014

Membership on the editorial board of scientific journals

  • The European Legacy (2007-)
  • Problems of Literary Genres (2010-)

Acting as referee

  • Peter Lang, 2017
  • Forum Italicum, 2016
  • Turun Historiallinen Yhdistys, 2014
  • European Journal for Young Scientists and Engineers, 2012, 2013
  • Leverhulme Trust, 2011
  • The Manchester University Press, 2010
  • City University of New York, 2010
  • The Problems of Literary Genres, 2010 à
  • The European Legacy, 2007 à
  • For the conferences in which I have been a member of the scientific committee, see below
  • For the books I have co-edited, see below

 

  1. Elected memberships in scientific societies
  • AAIS (American Association of Italian Studies)
  • AIPI (Associazione internazionale dei professori di italiano)
  • CSIS (Canadian Society for Italian Studies)
  • SIS (Society for Italian Studies)
  • NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

 

  1. Supervision of research work and postgraduate studies

Research projects:

  • Decadence, Degeneration and the End: Studies in the European fin de siècle (with Christopher Nissen, 2011-2014)
  • Anarchism, Avant-garde and Terrorism. Some Strategies to Disturb the Order (with Markku Mattila, 2006-2008)
  • Petrified ideals? The Rise of Classicism in Europe between the Two World Wars (with Timo Vihavainen, 1998-200)
  • Brave New Man, or the Dark Side of Modernity (with Markku Mattila, 1996-1998)

 

  1. Other academic and professional activities

8.1. Memberships in scientific committee in conferences:

– American Association for Italian Studies, 2018

– “End Games and Emotions”, University of Helsinki and University of Tallinn, 2017

– CSIS (Canadian Society for Italian Studies), 2015

– ISSEI (The International Society for the Study of European Ideas), 2016, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002

– EAM (European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies) 2018, 2016, 2014

– NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2016, 2014, 2011, 2010

– ECCWS (European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security) 2016, 2015, 2014

– ECSM (European Conference on Social Media) 2016, 2015, 2014

– ECIW (European Conference on Information Warfare and Security) 2013, 2012, 2011

– ICCSM (International Conference on Cloud Security and Management) 2015, 2013

 

8.2. Scientific honorary offices:

 

8.3. Other occupations

  • Head of the Italian section at the University of Helsinki, Language Centre, 1998-2007
  • President of the Society Dante Alighieri, Helsinki, 2012 to present

 

8.4. Opponent of a doctoral thesis:

  • 4 Dec 2015, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Espanja. Candidate: Joan Abelló Juanpere. Title of the thesis: França o bé Itàlia? Avantguardes europees a Catalunya: percepció i transferències (1900-1924)

 

8.5. Scientific honors

  • Lifetime member at Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2009 to present