Howard Sklar, PhD

University Lecturer

Department of Modern Languages (English Philology)

University of Helsinki


Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Literary Studies, with a Special Emphasis in Narrative Theory (University of Tampere)


August 16, 2016

“When it comes to emotions, even great heroes can be idiots.”


                                                                                — from the film “Crouching Tiger,  Hidden Dragon”




























































This website includes descriptions of my teaching and research at the University of Helsinki, Finland.  You’ll also find materials for some of the courses that I’ve taught, links to articles that I’ve written, links to course-related blogs, and other nice things.


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