The post-Soviet Estonian politics of memory have centered on the themes of national suffering and heroism, which function as a “dominant narrative and state-supported memory regime”. The fixation on victimhood has served as a screen memory18 for avoiding questions about the Holocaust in Estonian territory and the collaboration of Estonians in Soviet rule.
A senior research fellow at the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. She has a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Tartu. Published a book on the Estonian contemporary novel in the post-Soviet memory culture and edited a collection of articles dedicated to the Estonian novelist Jaan Kross. Her current research focuses on history in fiction and on the politics of literature after the ethical turn.