Kadri Tüür (15. XII 1975) is a literary researcher and poet.
Tüür was born on the island of Muhu, which has remained an important focus of her research and poems. She studied in Kuressaare and Estonian literature at the University of Tartu, continuing her master’s studies at the University of Turku in literary studies and in the University of Tartu in semiotics and cultural studies. Her PhD thesis was “Semiotics of Nature Representations: on the Example of Nature Writing” (2017). Tüür has worked at the Karl Ristikivi museum, Under and Tuglas Literature Center, Estonian Literary Museum, and the Universities of Tartu and Tallinn. She has been the director of Muhu museum. She is a member of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment (EASLCE); Estonian Literary Society; Estonian Semiotics Association; Estonian Naturalists Society, and Muhu Heritage School. As a poet, she is a member of the literary group Erakkond that was founded in the 1990s.
Tüür’s main fields of study are environmental history, nature writing and ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and heritage culture. She has headed KAJAK (Center of Environmental History at the University of Tallinn). She has studied the aspects of place and location in literature. In greater detail, she has researched for example Karl Ristikivi and A. H. Tammsaare and especially Juhan Smuul who also hailed from the island of Muhu.
A. K. (Translated by A. A.)
Books in Estonian
Inimtyhi ruum. Tallinn: Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, 1996, 17 lk.
Urmas Viik, Kadri Tüür, Muhu Inglid. Tartu: Postimees Grupp, 2016, 29 lk.
Kadri Tüür, Aare Pilv, Sündmus. Koht. Tallinn: Underi ja Tuglase Kirjanduskeskus, 2002, 192 lk.