Piret Viires

Piret Viires is the professor of Estonian literature and literary theory, and the head of the Estonian language and culture study area at Tallinn University. She received her doctorate on Estonian literature in 2006 from Tartu University. Viires has published books on Estonian literature and postmodernism, and, in addition, published articles, edited scholarly publications and organised conferences. Her teaching assignments and research has taken her to the University of Turku (Finland), Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary), the University of Warsaw (Poland) and Ohio State University (the US). Viires is also a vice chairperson of the Estonian Writers' Union and has published fiction.

The Estonian studies master’s programme brings Estonia closer to the world

Tallinn University now offers a new unique English-based master’s programme – Estonian studies. Piret Viires, the professor of Estonian literature and literary theory at the Tallinn University School of Humanities tells more about the programme. With all the international relations Estonia has, the number of foreigners interested in the Estonian language …

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