Publications

ARTICLES

Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

35. “The distinction of history: On valuing the insularity of the historical past,” Rethinking History 20:3 (2016), 414-432. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2016.1208951

34. “Jean-Paul Sartre and the post-1968 ethic of anti-representationalism,” in Dissent! Refracted: Histories, Aesthetics and Cultures of Dissent, ed. Ben Dorfman (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016), 209–228. Full text here.

33. (with Arja Virta and Marjaana Puurtinen) “Monitieteinen näkökulma historian asiantuntijuuteen,” Historiallinen Aikakauskirja 114:3 (2016), 306–315. [A multidisciplinary perspective on historians’ expertise.]

32. “The view from the fence,” Rethinking History 19:2 (2015), 310–321. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2015.999431

31.  “Realist histories? When form clashes with function,” Rethinking History 19:2 (2015), 177–192. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2014.973713

  • “Realist histories? When form clashes with function,” in Rethinking Historical Genres in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Jaume Aurell (London: Routledge, 2017), 33-48.

30.  “The eternal return of reality: On constructivism and current historical desires,” Storia della Storiografia 65 (2014), 103–115.

  • “El eterno retorno de la realidad: sobre constructivismo y los deseos históricos actuales” (trans. María Inés La Greca), in Hayden White: cuarenta años de Metahistoria: del “pasado histórico” al “pasado práctico,” eds Verónica Tozzi & Julio Bentivoglio (Buenos Aires: Prometeo Libros, 2016), 129–143.
  • “Jitsuzai no hateshinai kaiki – Kouchiku-ron to saikin no rekishi no yokkyu ni tsuite” (trans. Michihiro Okamoto), in Rekishi wo utsu: Gengo-ron teki tenkai – Bunka-shi – Paburikku hisutori – Nashonaru hisutori, eds Michihiro Okamoto, Toru Kashima, Takahiko Hasegawa, Ken’ichiro Watanabe (Tokyo: Ochanomizu Shobo, 2015), 186–209.

29.  “There’s just no talking with the past,” Rethinking History 18:4 (2014), 575–582. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2014.893668

28.  “Historical representation unchained: History, fiction and Quentin Tarantino,” in The Fiction of History, ed. Alexander Lyon Mcfie (London & New York: Routledge, 2014), 130–146.

27.  “On historical consciousness and popular pasts,” História da Historiografia 15 (2014), 10–26.

  • “Historia, historiatietoisuus ja menneisyyden käyttö,” Kasvatus & Aika 5:3 (2011), 5–17.

26.  “The work of Hayden White II: Defamiliarizing narrative,” in The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory, eds Nancy Partner & Sarah Foot (SAGE, 2013), 119–135.

25.  “Rereading narrative constructivism,” Rethinking History 17:4 (2013), 509–527. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2013.825085

  • “Konstruktivistinen historiateoria fiktiivisyys-keskustelun jälkeen,” in: Historian teoria: Lingvistisestä käänteestä mahdolliseen historiaan, eds Kari Väyrynen & Jarmo Pulkkinen (Tampere: Vastapaino, 2016), 85-113.

24.  “Narrative truth,” Metatheoria: Revista de filosofía e historia de la ciencia 4:1 (2013): 37–53.

23.  “Mulholland Drive and the surrender of representation,” Storia della Storiografia 63 (2013), 71–90.

22.  “Escaping the confines of history: Keith Jenkins,” Rethinking History 17:2 (2013), 235–252. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2013.778126

21  “Literary knowledge in historical study: The case of Josef Škvorecký’s The Engineer of Human Souls,” Ideas in History 7:1-2 (2013), 121–145.

  • “Kaunokirjallisen tiedon käyttö historiantutkimuksessa – esimerkkinä Josef Skvoreckyn Ihmismielten insinööri,” in Hetkiä historiassa, ed. Henri Terho, Cultural History – Kulttuurihistoria 2 (University of Turku, 2002), 345–371.

20.  “What if the past were accessible after all?” Rethinking History 16:3 (2012), 323–339. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2012.695042

19.  “Cultural history and the entertainment age,” Cultural History 1:2 (2012), 168–179. DOI: 10.3366/cult.2012.0019

18.  “The end of oppositional history?” Rethinking History 15:4 (2011), 463–488. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2011.616408

17.  “Critical historiography in the entertainment age,” Historein 10 (2010), 106–116.

16.  “On history as communication and constraint,” Ideas in History 4:2 (2009), 63–90.

15.  (with Valtteri Arstila) “The causal theory of perception revisited,” Erkenntnis 70:3 (2009), 397–417. DOI: 10.1007/s10670-008-9153-7

14.  “History in the world: Hayden White and the consumer of history,” Rethinking History 12:1 (2008), 23–39. DOI: 10.1080/13642520701838769

13.  “Performance and the reformulation of historical representation,” Storia della Storiografia 51 (2007), 3–16.

12.  “The confines of the form: Historical writing and the desire that it be what it is not,” in Tropes for the Past. Hayden White and the History/Literature Debate, ed. Kuisma Korhonen (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2006), 55–67.

11.  “Understanding and commitment: Narrative representation in Sartre’s L’Idiot de la Famille,” Clio 34:1–2 (2005), 59–82.

10.  “Ympäri mennään… Sanataide ja historiankirjoituksen rajat,” in Laji, tekijä, instituutio, Kirjallisuudentutkijain Seuran Vuosikirja 2003 (2004), 234–245. [Round and round we go… Literature and the limits of historical writing. Yearbook of the Literary Research Society of Finland.]

9.  “From embodiedness to community,” Human Affairs 14:2 (2004), 126–134.

8.  “Representing identities: Transforming acts into gestures?” Rethinking History 7:3 (2003), 307–313. DOI: 10.1080/1364252032000135274

7.  “Of closure and convention: Surpassing representation through performance and the referential,” Rethinking History 6:2 (2002), 179–200. DOI: 10.1080/13642520210145635

6.  “The moral of the historical story: Textual differences in fact and fiction,” New Literary History 33:1 (2002), 39–60. DOI: 10.1353/nlh.2002.0008

5.  “Kaunokirjallisuus ja totuudellisuuskysymysten ylittäminen historiantutkimuksessa,” in Kulttuurihistoria. Johdatus tutkimukseen, eds Kari Immonen and Maarit Leskelä, SKS Tietolipas 175 (Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2001), 303–317. [Literature and the overcoming of truth-questions in historical research.]

4.  “Crossing the public–private divide: Jean-Paul Sartre and Richard Rorty on the function of literature,” in The New Europe at the Crossroads. Europe’s Classical Heritage in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Ursula E. Beitter (Peter Lang, 2001), 281–299.

3.  “The liberalist ‘esprit analytique’ as a hindrance to social justice,” in Liberalism and Social Justice. International Perspectives, eds Gideon Calder, Edward Garrett, Jess Shannon, Avebury Series in Philosophy (Ashgate, 2000), 100–112.

2.  “Narrative objectivity versus fiction: On the ontology of historical narratives,” Rethinking History 2:1 (1998), 7–22. DOI: 10.1080/13642529809408759

1.  “Akseli Gallen-Kallelan Kalman kukka,” Sananjalka: Suomen Kielen Seuran Vuosikirja 38 (1996), 153–172. [Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Flower of Death. Yearbook of the Finnish Language Society.]

Non-refereed scientific articles

9. “On the ethics and politics of historical representation,” in The New Development of Historical Studies and Global Citizenship, eds Ichiro Michishige & Michihiro Okamoto (Tokyo: IHS Books [Institute of Human Sciences, Toyo University], 2017), 55–62.

8. “Historians and ‘the current situation’,” Rethinking History 20:2 (2016), 143–153. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2016.1161263 – full text here.

7.  “Auttaisiko aikakone menneisyyden merkityksen etsinnässä?” in Historian aikakoneessa. Onnittelukirja Hannu Salmelle, eds Silja Laine, Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, Kari Kallioniemi, Harri Kiiskinen, Petri Paju, Heli Rantala (Turku: K&H-kustannus, 2011), 41–49. [Would a time machine be useful in our search for the meaning of the past?]

6.  “Constructivism and the institutionalization of oppositional history,” in Reescrituras de la memoria social – Rewriting social memory, II Congreso Internacional de Filosofía de la Historia, October 11–13, 2006, Colegio Nacional Buenos Aires (2006), CD-ROM.

5.  “Historiankirjoitus ja kerronta fakta–fiktio -keskustelun jälkeen,” in Dialogus. Historian taito, eds Meri Heinonen, Leila Koivunen, Sakari Ollitervo, Heli Paalumäki, Hannu Salmi, Janne Tunturi (Turku: Kirja-Aurora, 2002), 165–178. [Historical writing and narration after the fact–fiction debate.]

4.  “‘Liveness’ and the realities of historical representation,” in European culture in a changing world. Between nationalism and globalism, ed. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, 8th International Conference of  ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), July 22-27, 2002, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2002), CD-ROM.

3.  “Representational strategies in Jean-Paul Sartre’s L’idiot de la famille,” in Approaching a new millennium. Lessons from the past, prospects for the future, eds Daniel Apollon, Odd-Bjørn Fure, Lars Svåsand, 7th International Conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), 14–18 August 2000, University of Bergen (2000), CD-ROM.

2.  “Symbolism vs. modernism in visual arts applications of the Kalevala,” in Approaching a new millennium. Lessons from the past, prospects for the future, eds Daniel Apollon, Odd-Bjørn Fure, Lars Svåsand, 7th International Conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), 14–18 August 2000, University of Bergen (2000), CD-ROM.

1.  “‘Me historiateoreetikot olemme aivan vaarattomia’ – keskustelua Frank Ankersmitin kanssa,” Historiallinen Aikakauskirja 95:4 (1997), 362–369. [“We historical theorists are quite harmless” – a conversation with Frank Ankersmit.]

EDITED BOOKS AND SPECIAL ISSUES

Pihlainen, Kalle (ed): Futures for the past. Rethinking History 20:3 (2016). Editorial.

Pihlainen, Kalle (ed): History in the world. Rethinking History 20:2 (2016). Introduction.

Fogu, Claudio & Pihlainen, Kalle (eds): Metahistory forty years after. Storia della Storiografia 65:1 (2014).

Pihlainen, Kalle & Tirkkonen, Erik (eds): Rustica nova. The new countryside and transformations in operating environment, Publications of the Institute of History Nr 17, Cultural History (University of Turku, 2002), 199 pages.

Terho, H., Ahti, T., Immonen, K., Jerkku, T., Mäkelä, J., Pihlainen, K., Sari, H. F., & Suominen, J. (eds): Pieni kulttuurikirja. Juhlateos suomalaiselle kulttuurille ja luovuudelle (Helsinki: Otava, 1997), 511 pages. [The little book of culture. A celebration of Finnish culture and creativity]

THESES

Resisting history. On the ethics of narrative representation. PhD thesis, History (University of Turku, 1999). 215 pages.

Inventio, konventiot ja muutos historiassa. MA thesis, Cultural History (University of Turku, 1995). 131 pages. [Invention, conventions and change in history]

Gallen-Kallelan Kalman kukka Michael Riffaterren runosemiotiikan kautta tarkasteltuna. MA thesis, Finnish Literature (University of Turku, 1995). 76 + 9 pages. [Gallen-Kallela’s Flower of Death read through Michael Riffaterre’s semiotics of poetry]