PhD Jyrki Korpua is a reseacher of literature and cultural studies. Since 2005, Korpua has acted as lecturer and researcher of literature in the University of Oulu, as well as a part-time lecturer in the University of Turku (2014‒2015). During the past years, he has presented his research in national and international conferences and held dozens of lectures and lecture series on literature and film studies: ”The Bible and literature”, ”Kalevala and fantasy”, ”Utopias and dystopias”, ”History of comics”, ”History of fantasy”, ”The Fiction or J. R. R. Tolkien”, among others.
In 2014‒2015 Korpua acted as Chair of the Board in The Finnish Society for Cultural Studies and since 2014 as a Chair of Board in The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research. He is also active in the boards of the writers’ society Huutomerkki ry, the cultural society Kirjan Ystävät – Amici Librorum and Oulu Comics Society.
Link to Korpua’s scholarly publications in University of Oulu’s website.
For Luna Press Publishing: Return of the Ring 2012 - Tolkien Conference Proceedings (2016); Gender identity and sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction (2017); A Shadow Within: Evil in Fantasy and Science Fiction (Release date 14/8/19)
Luna Awards: British Fantasy Award Winner 2018 for Gender identity and sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction.