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Speaker: Kaisa Kortekallio

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Kaisa Kortekallio explores how ecological science fiction participates in the generation of cultural change. She is particularly interested in embodied cognition and posthumanist thinking.

Bio: Kaisa Kortekallio (MA) is currently finalizing a doctoral dissertation in the field of literary research. The dissertation explores the potential of ecological science fiction in cultivating ecological modes of experience. Kortekallio develops an ecological and enactive approach to fiction, asking how embodied engagement with estranging narratives reorients one’s environmental attunement. With this work, she hopes to contribute to the development of "ecology after Nature". Kortekallio also teaches courses on contemporary speculative fiction and acts as board member for The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR).