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Estonian researcher Johanna Ross has started her postdoctoral project

This year, Estonian researcher Johanna Ross has started her postdoctoral project "Gender Patterns in Late Soviet Estonian Girls’ Novellas" (01.01.2024 -31.12.2024, PUTJD1207). The project is based at Tallinn University and the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art at the University of Latvia. Eva Eglāja-Kristsone is scientific supervisor of the project. In Latvia, the research work will be more intensive in the second half of the year, when Johanna will also present her research in the seminar series "Poetics of Research". Johanna writes about herself:

"My areas of interest are women's writing, Soviet literature, Estonian literary history and the history of literary criticism. In 2018 I defended my PhD thesis on the Soviet Estonian women's Bildungsroman and ways of reading it. My current postdoctoral project focuses on Soviet Baltic girls' literature. In the 1960s-1970s, a distinct "girls'" strand of fiction emerged in Estonian youth literature, with girls as protagonists, their inner lives and personal relationships as the main themes. Its often sentimental and dreamy poetics stood out against the background of the earlier, predominantly masculine, perky and adventurous Soviet children's literature. My aim is to describe this movement in a contemporary context and to look for parallels in Latvian youth literature of the time. I am also the editor-in-chief of the journal Keel ja Kirjandus (Language and Literature)."

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