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Anne Karhio’s research interests include digital poetry and poetics, place and space, landscape aesthetics, and human rights in the posthuman age. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the Irish Research Council –funded “Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Modern Irish Poetry” at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a researcher contributing to the European Research Council –funded “Machine Vision” project at UiB. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Helsinki, and a PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her previous research project, co-funded by the Irish Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, focused on the impact of new media technologies on representations of landscape in contemporary Irish poetry, print and digital. She is also the secretary of the Nordic Irish Studies Network. 

  • Rettberg, Scott; Karhio, Anne; Prieto, Lucas Ramada. 2015. ELO 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature. 274 pages. ISBN: 9788299908962.
Journal articles
  • Karhio, Anne. 2014. "All this debris of day-to-day experience" : the poet as rhythmanalyst in the works of Louis MacNeice, Derek Mahon and Paul Muldoon. Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES). 13: 57-79.
Book sections
  • Karhio, Anne. 2015. «Blurt it out like a Polaroid»: Framing Place in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon and Sinéad Morrissey. Chapter 11, pages 227-240. In:
    • Lynch, John; Dodou, Katherina. 2015. The Leaving of Ireland: Migration and Belonging in Irish Literature and Film. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 303 pages. ISBN: 9783034318969.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)




(forthcoming) ‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2016.


Crisis and Contemporary Poetry, co-edited with Seán Crosson and Charles I. Armstrong. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.


Essays and chapters in edited volumes


‘Between text, video and performance: landscape in Pamela Brown’s “Ireland Unfree”’, in Charles I. Armstrong, Brynhildur Boyce and Ruben Moi (eds.), The Crossings of Art: Aesthetics and Culture in Ireland. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014, pp. 45-64.


‘The City in a Raindrop: The Urban Ecology of Paula Meehan’, in Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Carmen Zamorano Llena and Una Cunningham (eds.), Urban and Rural Landscapes: Language, Literature and Culture in Modern Ireland. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012, pp. 169-184.


‘Place, Narrative and Crisis in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon’, in Anne Karhio, Seán Crosson and Charles I. Armstrong (eds.), Crisis and Contemporary Poetry. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011, pp. 180-198.


‘Immram, Haggadah and the New Jersey Suburb: Jewish and Irish America in the poetry of Paul Muldoon’, in Hedda Friberg, Joakim Wrethed and Gerald Porter (eds.), Beyond Ireland: Encounters Across Cultures. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010, pp. 123-138.


 ‘“Truth? A Pebble of Quartz?”: The Material Image and Dimensions of the Poetic in the Work of Paul Muldoon’, in Eadaoin Agnew, Eamonn Hughes, Caroline Magennis and Christina Morin (eds.), A Further Shore: Essays in Irish and Scottish Studies. Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2008, pp. 135-145.


‘Place, Experience and Estrangement in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon’, in Hedda Friberg, Irene Gilsenan Nordin and Lene Yding Pedersen (eds.), Recovering Memory: Irish Representations of Past and Present. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, pp. 202-219.



Peer reviewed journal articles


(forthcoming) ‘“The border of snow and rain”: navigating the elemental North in Peter Sirr’s “A Journal”’, The Nordic Journal of English Studies, Special Issue: English in the North, 2015.


‘The familiar and the foreign: Finnish landscapes in contemporary Irish poetry’, Études Irlandaises Vol. 39, No. 1 (2014), pp. 183-204.


‘“All this debris of day-to-day experience”: the poet as rhythmanalyst in the works of Louis MacNeice, Derek Mahon and Paul Muldoon’, Nordic Journal of English Studies, Special Issue, ‘Irish Studies Research in the Nordic Countries’, Vol. 13, No 2 (2014), pp. 57-79.


‘In Search of St. Elsewhere: Myth and Popular Music in the Poetry of Paul Muldoon’ in Nordic Irish Studies, ‘Myth and Reality: Language, Literature, and Culture in Modern Ireland’, Special Issue, ‘The Island and the Arts’, Vol. 12 (2013), pp. 25-40.


‘Paul Durcan, Seamus Heaney and Hugo Simberg’s Wounded Angel’, Nordic Irish Studies, ‘The Island and the Arts’, Special Issue, Vol. 11 (2012), pp. 27-38.


‘Rewriting “Radical Innocence”: Poetic Formations of Memory and Presence in Yeats, Mahon and Muldoon’, Nordic Irish Studies, Vol. 6, (2007), pp. 103-118.




‘Imagined Domains: A Conversation with Paul Meehan’, Nordic Irish Studies, Vol. 8 (2009), pp. 71-82.


(with Seán Crosson) ‘Forget everything extra’ (Abbas Kiarostami at the Midnight Sun Film Festival)’, Film Ireland, Issue 118 (September/October 2007), pp. 22-24.


Review articles 


Review article of Sympathetic Ink: Intertextual Relations in Northern Irish Poetry by Shane Alcobia-Murphy. Nordic Irish Studies, Vol. 7, (2008) pp. 160-166.