Dr Leena Kurvet-Käosaar

Title prefix: 
Dr
First name: 
Leena
Family name: 
Kurvet-Käosaar
Country: 
Estonia
Institution: 
Tallinn Univerisity
Department: 
Estonian Institute of Humanities, Cultural Theory
Title: 
Assoc. Prof. of Comparative Literature
Languages: 
Estonian (native), English, Finnish, Russian
Teaching areas: 

various areas of life writing studies

feminist theory and women's writing

development and theories of comparative literature

culture, body and affectivity

literary modernism and the experience of modernity

 

 

 

Research areas: 

Life writing studies (Estonian life writing, women's life writing (early 20th century, the Soviet period, exile life writing)

Body and affectivity

Trauma

Conferences: 

Conferences for 2011

a) , "Exaltation of Blood Cells": Gendering Race and Heredity in the Work of Aino Kallas. The 4th Christina Conference on Gender Studies; Gender, Nature and Culture, 20–22 May 2010, University of Helsinki, Finland.
b) Approaching hurtfulness of the repressions of the Stalinist regime in the life-writings of Baltic women . Exploring the Edge of Trauma, West Dean Conference Center (Kingson University), 13-16 mai 2010.
c) “A fight so fierce if awakened her from infant’s slumber: Conflict and camouflage in Post-Soviet Estonian women’s life-writings of childhood.
The 7th Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference at University of Sussex, Life Writing and Intimate Publics, 28.06. – 01.07.2010.

d) “Not much love lost between me and my husband:” Love in Estonian women’s life-stories of the Soviet period. GEXcel Conference: Love in Our Time - a Qquestion for Feminism, Örebro Univeristy, Dec 02-04, 2010.