Kirsi Tuohela, Dr. is Adjunct Professor in Cultural History, University of Turku. Her research interests cover history of women’s writing, autobiographies, stories of the self and narratives of childhood. Her themes of interest include also history of mind and melancholy, and cultural history of psychiatry. Among her recent articles is “The Ordeal of the Soul. Ordinary People’s Autobiographies of Mental Illness in Finland, 1870s to 1935”. Writing the Self: Essays on Autobiography and Autofiction. Edited by Kerstin W. Shands, Giulia Grillo Mikrut, Dipti Ranjan Pattanaik, and Karen Ferreira-Meyers. English Studies 5. Stockholm: Södertörn UP, 2015. http://sh.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A856577&dswid=-3326. She is currently co-editing a book (Routledge 2017) on Childhood in Literature and Science.