Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I received my Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures, focusing on Latin American 20th and 21st century literature, from Harvard University in 2009. My dissertation, The Role of the Author in Juan Carlos Onetti and Juan José Saer, studies the frequently mentioned but never fully explored affinities between the writings of Onetti and Saer, and how both authors relate writing and narrating to an elusive search for meaning—in life and stories.

Since 2016, I am a part of the research program Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures, directed by Stefan Helgesson. My project, Towards a Comparative Understanding of the Contemporary Literatures in Spain, constitutes a comparative approach to the literatures in Spain's four co-official languages. See also the project's website:

I am also one of the organizers of SOL:s seminar series Komplitt: Forum for Comparative Literature.



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  • Manager of Research and Research Education at Spanish Studies
  • Member, Board of Section 3, Centre for Languages and Literature


Christian Claesson

Reader, Manager of Research and Research Education
Spanish Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail christian.claessonrom.luse

Phone +46 46 222 03 17

Room SOL L500a

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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