Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am a doctoral student in Spanish Literature since fall 2018.

In my thesis project, I want to explore critique of work in contemporary Spanish fiction. Focusing on the wave of counterhegemonic novels published in Spain the last decade, I will examine labor, not mainly from the material misery intensified by increasingly precarious working conditions, but in particular from a social, psychological and philosophical perspective related to a precarity of the soul in the characters. Furthermore, I will examine this individual precarity in relation to interpersonal relationships and the shaping of the collective soul.

I have a general interest in the interweaving of fiction and politics, and I have studied, among other things, expressions in form and content of the interlacing of collectivity and the individual in the Spanish writer Belén Gopegui. Previously I have also studied translation studies, Portuguese and gender studies.


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  • Member, Board of Section 3, Centre for Languages and Literature

Other tasks and qualifications

Member, section board 3, Centre for Languages and Literature

Katja Jansson

Doctoral Student
Spanish Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

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