Marja Sorvari is Associate Professor (tenure track) of Russian Language and Culture, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus. She specializes in post-Soviet Russian literature from the perspectives of gender, cultural memory and multilingualism. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined Russian women's autobiographical texts of the 1990s. Her current research focuses on multilingual literature in Russian context, displacement and postmemory in post-Soviet women's writing, and the reception and translation of women's writing in Russian-Finnish literary relations of the post war period. She has published one monograph, many peer-reviewed articles and co-edited several collections of articles.
School of Humanities, Foreign Languages and Translation Studies
+358 50 598 6428
I teach courses related to Russian literature and culture at the bachelor’s and master’s level, and I supervise bachelor’s and master’s theses in the field. I’m a personal study counselor at the bachelor’s and master’s level.
Releases in SoleCRIS
Sorvari, Marja. 2021. Narratives of Displacement: On Embodied Experience of Migration in Ulitskaya, Lindén, and Palei Contemporary womens writing 2020; 14 2-3: 350-366. 2021
"To Tell the Truth as I Understand It". Lived Religion, Post-Secularism and Gender in Liudmila Ulitskaia's Daniel Stein, Interpreter (Reprint). Sorvari, Marja / Contemporary Literary Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Today's Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Short Story Writers, Scriptwriters, & Other Creative Writers. 2020. 2020
Sorvari, Marja. 2020. Multilingual Russian Writers in Finland: Zinaida Lindén and Polina Kopylova Multiethnica 40 December 2020: 9-22. 2020
Sorvari, Marja. 2020. Ylirajaiset venäläiset nykykirjailijat Suomessa Idäntutkimus 27 1: 22-37. 2020
Sorvari, Marja. 2018. On the Margins and Beyond: Girl Protagonists in in Novels by Svetlana Vasilenko, Dina Rubina, and Elena Chizhova. Russian Review 77 2: 279-293. 2018
Native, Foreign, Translated? 'Russian' Migrant Literature between Finland and Russia. Sorvari, Marja / Migrants and literature in Finland and Sweden. 2018. 2018
Sorvari Marja. 2017. 'To Tell the Truth as I Understand It': Lived Religion, Post-Secularism and Gender in Liudmila Ulitskaia's Daniel Stein, Interpreter. Slavonic and East European Review 95 2: 252-270. 2017
Sorvari Marja. 2017. Narrating Childhood in Elena Chizhova's Vremya zhenshchin. Slavonica 21 1-2: 49-62. 2017
Sorvari, Marja. 2017. Altering language, transforming literature: Translingualism and literary self-translation in Zinaida Lindén's fiction Translation Studies 2018; 11 2: 158-171. 2017
Sorvari Marja. 2016. "On Both Sides": Translingualism, Translation and Border-Crossing in Zinaida Lindén's Takakirves-Tokyo. Scando-Slavica 62 2: 141-159. 2016