Dr Saija Isomaa is a Post-Doctoral Researcher of Finnish Literature at the University of Helsinki. Her research interests include genre theory, literary pragmatism, ideology in literature and the migration of genres across cultural boundaries.Dr Sari Kivistö, Docent of Comparative Literature, works as an Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki. Her current research project focuses on scholarly vices and conflicting disciplines in the early modernuniversity.Pirjo Lyytikäinen is Professor of Finnish Literature at University of Helsinki and director of The Finnish Doctoral Programme for Literary Studies. Her fields of interest include mimesis and literary worldmaking, genre studies and theory of allegory.Dr Sanna Nyqvist is a Post-Doctoral Researcher of Comparative Literature at the University of Helsinki. Her research centres on the concepts of pastiche, burlesque and parody, and on the questions of style and imitation.Dr Merja Polvinen is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki. She has published on interdisciplinary issues in literature and the natural sciences, and her current research focuses on questions of metafiction and cognitive narratology.Dr Riikka Rossi is Docent of Finnish Literature at the University of Helsinki. Her fields of interest include history and theory of realism and naturalism in Nordic and French literature, genre studies and comparative approaches to literature.