Jason Finch

Jason Finch, Lecturer in English Literature, Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology, Åbo Akademi University. Research areas: E. M. Forster; the literary history of the ‘London slums’; literature, space and place (theory and practice); literary urban studies; London in literature 1800- present; the contribution of literary studies to cultural and historical geography, urban sociology, planning, cultural studies, architecture and design; literary archaeology. His recent publications concerning SELMAs main areas include:

(with Elle-Mari Talivee). 2015. ‘Eduard Vilde and Tallinn’s Dynamic Peripheries, 1858-1903’. In Literature and the Peripheral City, edited by Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch and Markku Salmela, 164-83. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [storytelling, experientiality and memory in the construction of discourses of the modern city and new national capital]

‘Beckett’s Manywheres’. Literary Geographies 1.1: 7-23.2015. [mental mapping; the experientiality of location]

‘Grotland Explored: The Fleeting Urban Imaginaries of Post-War Inner West London’. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 2.3/2015 : 279-95. [the role of memory and oral history mediated by television documentary, in processes of urban gentrification and transformation]

Contact: jfinch@abo.fi. See also Jason Finch (department page) and Academia.edu