Marina Grishakova is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Tartu (Estonia). She is the author of about a hundred publications of which the following are the most important: the monograph The Models of Space, Time and Vision in V. Nabokov’s Fiction: Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames (Tartu UP, 2006; 2nd ed. OAPEN Library, 2012); edited or co-edited collections, such as Intertextuality and Intersemiosis (with M. Lehtimäki, Tartu UP, 2004), Semiotics, Communication, Cognition, vol. 1 (De Gruyter, 2009), Intermediality and Storytelling (with M.-L. Ryan, De Gruyter, 2010), Jutustamise teooriad ja praktikad (Storytelling Theories and Practices, in Estonian, Tartu UP, 2010), the special issue of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture “New Work in Comparative Literature in Europe” (2013, with L. Boldrini and M. Reynolds), as well as articles published in Narrative, Qualitative Sociology Review, World Literature Today, Sign Systems Studies, Revue de littérature comparée and international volumes, such as Unnatural Narratives – Unnatural Narratology, ed. by J. Alber and R. Heinze, De Gruyter’s series Linguae & Litterae, 2011; Strange Voices, ed. by P.K. Hansen et al., De Gruyter’s Narratologia series, 2011; Narrative, Interrupted: The Plotless, the Trivial, and the Disturbing in Literature, ed. by M. Lehtimäki, L. Karttunen and M. Mäkelä (De Gruyter, 2012); Literature, History and Cognition, ed. by M. Bruhn and D. Wehrs (Routlegde, 2013), Metamorphoses of (New) Media, co-ed. by J. Genz and U. Küchler (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming in 2014). She is currently editing a volume Theoretical Schools and Circles in the Twentieth Century Humanities: Intellectual and Cultural Legacy and completing the monograph on narrative complexity
Grishakova has been the coordinator of the Nordic Network of Narrative Studies, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) and General Coordinator of the European Network of Comparative Literary Studies. Among her most notable grants are the DAAD research grant (2007, Hamburg Interdisciplinary Center for Narratology), Fulbright Fellowship for senior researchers (2009, Ohio State University, project “Narrative”) and British Academy Visiting Scholarship (2011-2012). Grishakova has been the leader of three projects sponsored by the Estonian Research Council (2007-present). She has acted as an expert reviewer for the Estonian Research Council, European Science Foundation, the Research Foundation - Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO) and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Grishakova organized and chaired panels at the international workshops and conferences. She was a keynote speaker at international symposia (most recently at the inaugural conference of the Irish Association of Comparative Literature, University College Cork) and a guest lecturer in the Universities of Kiel, Aarhus, Groningen, Bournemouth and the Institute of Czech Literature of Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague). She teaches courses in comparative literature, semiotics, narrative studies, genre theory, film analysis. Her research interests include narratology and narrative studies, film studies, literature and media, semiotics of culture.