Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Associate Professor (Docent) in English Literature. Senior lecturer in English Literature.

PhD (English Literature), Lund University 1999
Master of Arts in Upper Secondary Education (English/Swedish), Lund University 1987

I teach English literature, academic writing, and English for specific purposes. For many years, I have been involved in course development and development of resources in academic writing, for instance the AWELU platform (2009-2010) and a MOOC in acdemic writing in English (2015-2016).

My research focuses on 19th-century literature. My PhD thesis was a genre study on the Victorian governess novel; my postdoc project concerned self-improvement literature; and more recently, I have investigated the Swedish introduction and translation of British social-reform literature. I also collaborate with colleagues on projects in academic writing and popular romance genres.


About the research

My doctoral thesis, The Victorian Governess Novel (1999; Lund UP 2001), is a genre study based on a comprehensive set of 19th-century novels and the contemporary English debate on female education and paid employment.

My post doc project (funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 2000-2002) focused on 19th-century self-improvement issues such as 'time management' and 'punctuality' in fiction and didactic literature.

I'm currently working on a project (funded by the Swedish Research Council 2013-2016) about the Swedish translation of British social-reform literature in nineteenth-century Sweden.


Books (3)
Editorships (1)
Articles (5)
Book chapters (10)
Encyclopaedia entries (1)
Conference contributions (20)
Miscellaneous (2)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Member, Board of Section 4, Centre for Languages and Literature


Other tasks and qualifications

Assessment of degree projects in English Literature for the national evaluation of English Studies in Sweden carried out by Högskoleverket (Swedish National Agency for Higher Education) in 2012.

Continuing professional development course (Learning and teaching in higher education) 2012.

Cecilia Wadsö-Lecaros

Reader, Senior Lecturer
English Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail cecilia.wadso-lecarosenglund.luse

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

Phone +46 46 222 94 40

Room SOL:H325