Hanna Meretoja

Hanna Meretoja is Professor of Comparative Literature, director of SELMA, and leader of the research project Ethics of Storytelling and the Experience of History in Contemporary Arts (Emil Aaltonen Foundation, 2013-16) at the University of Turku. Her research interests lie mainly in the fields of narrative studies, cultural memory studies, trauma studies, hermeneutics, and the interrelations between literature, philosophy, and history. Her most recent publications include The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), “Narrative and Human Existence: Ontology, Epistemology, and Ethics” (New Literary History, 2014), “Understanding Narrative Hermeneutics” (with Jens Brockmeier, Storyworlds, 2014), and Values of Literature (co-edited, Brill Rodopi, 2015). She is currently finalizing a monograph entitled Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible, which explores the intersections of literary narrative studies, narrative psychology, narrative ethics, and cultural memory studies.