Editors and Contact Info

Editors and Contact Info

You can contact all editors-in-chief and sub-editor by email address submissions(at)finfar.org.
You can contact the reviews editor by email address reviews(at)finfar.org.


  • Laura E. Goodin (PhD, creative writing) is an independent researcher and sessional academic. She was awarded a PhD for her dissertation Uncertain Boundaries:  The Rise and Fall of Genre? (University of Western Australia) in 2015.  Her novels are published by Odyssey Books, her short stories have appeared in dozens of print and online publications, and her scripts, libretti, and poetry have been performed on three continents.  She is online at http://www.lauraegoodin.com. (Editor-in-chief from issue 1/2018 on.)
  • Essi Varis (PhD, comparative literature) currently works as a full-time researcher on a personal scholarship from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Her first post-doctoral project, Metacognitive Magic Mirrors (2020–2024) explores how texts and images are used as instruments of speculation and imagination in arts and research alike. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Academy of Finland’s Instrumental Narratives consortium and Literature, Cognition and Emotions network of the University of Oslo. Varis’ doctoral research, completed in the University of Jyväskylä in 2019, suggested a new Frankensteinian theory for multimodal fictional characters. (Editor-in-chief from issue 1/2021 on.)
  • Elizabeth Oakes (Editor-in-chief from issue 1/2022 on.)

Reviews Editor

  • Dennis Wilson Wise (PhD, 20th-century British and American literature) now serves as a lecturer for the University of Arizona, USA. He defended his dissertation, Rage and Recognition in Middle-earth: The Political Conflict of Ancient and Modern in J.R.R. Tolkien in 2017, graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, and his dissertation examines the intersections between political theory — especially modern political liberalism — and fantasy literature, particularly as represented by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Wise’s academic work has appeared in a number of venues, including journals such as Tolkien Studies, Mythlore, The Journal of Tolkien Research, and Fastitocalon. Besides political theory and fantasy literature, other academic interests include feminist theory and historical fiction. (Reviews editor for Fafnir from issue 1/2018 on.) All queries concerning reviews may be sent to reviews(at)finfar.org.

Managing Editor

  • Jaana Hakala

Former Editors-in-chief

  • Päivi Väätänen (issues 1/2014‒4/2015)
  • Hanna-Riikka Roine (issues 1/2014‒3/2016)
  • Katja Kontturi (guest editor, issue 4/2016)
  • Jyrki Korpua (issues 1/2014–3–4/2017)
  • Aino-Kaisa Koistinen (issues 1/2016–2/2018)
  • Juha Raipola (guest editor, issue 2/2019)
  • Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (issues 1/2017–2/2020)
  • Esko Suoranta (issues 1/2019–2/2021)

Former Sub-editors

  • Juri Timonen (issue 1/2014‒4/2016)
  • Tanja Välisalo (locum, issues 4/2016‒1/2017)
  • Hedda Molland (issue 2/2017)