Associate Professor

Jason Finch

Biträdande professor (tenure track), Languages
Email: jason.finch@abo.fi
Mobile: +358-469215848
Phone: +358-2-2153622


Professional interests

Jason Finch is Associate Professor in English Language and Literature at Åbo Akademi University and adjunct professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Turku, both in Finland. He has written or co-edited six books, most recently Deep Locational Criticism (2016) and Literary Second Cities (co-edited, 2017). Jason is a co-founder of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS) and currently (2018–20) its President. His current research focuses on the literary history of the London ‘slum’, and on mediations of the urbanity of British and US cities which boomed in the nineteenth century, including Birmingham, Liverpool, Bradford, St Louis and Memphis.


Research Areas


Peer-reviewed publications

A1 Journal article (refereed)
Gissing and the Topographies of Lambeth, Part One: Boundaries, Walks, 'Thyrza' (2018)
Jason Finch
The Gissing Journal
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Gissing and the Topographies of Lambeth, Part Two: From Lambeth Walk to Brixton and Beyond (2018)
Jason Finch
The Gissing Journal
A1 Journal article (refereed)
“Inside His Idiom”: E. M. Forster’s T. S. Eliot: (2018)
Jason Finch
E-REA: E-revue d'études anglophones
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A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Comic Novel, City Novel : David Lodge and Jonathan Coe Reinterpreted by Birmingham (2017)
Jason Finch
Palgrave Macmillan
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C2 Edited book
Literary Second Cities (2017)
Jason Finch, Lieven Ameel, Markku Salmela
Palgrave Macmillan
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A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
The Second City in Literary Urban Studies : Methods, Approaches, Key Thematics (2017)
Jason Finch, Lieven Ameel, Markku Salmela
Palgrave Macmillan
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A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Modern London: 1820–2020 (2016)
Jason Finch
Palgrave Macmillan
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A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Modern Urban Theory and the Study of Literature (2016)
Jason Finch
Palgrave Macmillan
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Beckett's Manywheres (2015)
Jason Finch
Literary geographies
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Eduard Vilde and Tallinn's Dynamic Peripheries, 1858-1903 (2015)
Elle-Mari Talivee, Jason Finch
Palgrave Macmillan
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Grotland Explored. The Fleeting Urban Imaginaries of Post-War Inner West London (2015)
Jason Finch
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Introduction: Peripherality and Literary Studies (2015)
Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, Markku Salmela
Palgrave Macmillan
C2 Edited book
Literature and the Peripheral City (2015)
Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, Markku Salmela
Palgrave Macmillan
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
The Peripheries of London Slumland in George Gissing and Alexander Baron (2015)
Jason Finch
Palgrave Macmillan
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Genuine and Distorted Communication in Autobiographical Writing: E.M. Forster's 'West Hackhurst' and Its Contexts (2013)
Jason Finch
John benjamins
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
How Cultural? How Material?: Rereading the Slums of Early Victorian London (2013)
Jason Finch
Cambridge scholars publishing
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Addressivity and Literary History: The Case of William Plomer (2012)
Jason Finch
John benjamins
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Individual versus Collective?: Layers of Memory in Forster's 'West Hackhurst' (2012)
Jason Finch
G4 Doctoral dissertation (monograph)
E.M. Forster and English Place: A Literary Topography (2011)
Jason Finch
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Introduction (2011)
Jason Finch, Peter Nynäs
Transaction publishers
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
The Other Time : Use of the Victorian Past in William Plomer's 'Double Lives' (2011)
Jason Finch
Transaction publishers
C2 Edited book
Transforming otherness (2011)
Jason Finch, Peter Nynäs
Transaction publishers
C2 Edited book
Humane Readings: Essays on literary mediation and communication in honour of Roger D. Sell (2009)
Jason Finch, Martin Gill, Iris Lindahl-Raittila, Inna Lindgrén, Tuija Virtanen, Brita Wårvik
John benjamins


Other publications

E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Att möta St. Louis (2018)
Jason Finch
Ikaros
O2 Other
Citycult (2018)
Jason Finch
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
[Review of] London Writing of the 1930s, Anna Cottrell. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2017 pp 203 (2018)
Jason Finch
George Orwell Studies
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
[Review of] Frank Kermode, 2009. Concerning E.M. Forster. (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (2017)
Jason Finch
Polish Journal of English Studies
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Eduard Vilde's Modernisms and Modernities: Moving towards an Urban Estonia (2015)
Jason Finch, Elle-Mari Talivee
Estonian Literary Magazine
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Kan det finnas urbana vildmarker? (2015)
Jason Finch
Ikaros
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
[Review of] Sebastian Groes: The Making of London (2011) (2015)
Jason Finch
Literary geographies
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Uue linna sünd Eduard Vilde romaanis „Kui Anija mehed Tallinnas käisid“ (2015)
Jason Finch, Elle-Mari Talivee
Looming. Eesti Kirjanike Liidu ajakiri


Other Research Activities


Last updated on 2019-08-08 at 14:56