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Description of research and teaching

2016-now University of Tampere, Department of Language, Literature and Translation: French language & subject teacher.

2016-now University of Helsinki, Comparative Literature Department: Researching the construction of authenticity & identity in the contemporary literature of travel (1945-now) in English and in French. This project relies on a comparison between two recent trends in travelogues: the experience of homogeneity in globalised cities and the desire to escape it into remote natural places. The travellers I analyse choose either to immerse themselves in saturated economic centres such as London or Hong Kong, or they choose to part from the crowd of tourists and go off the beaten track. The first part of the project focuses on the following works:

  • The Global Soul (2001), by Pico Iyer

  • Travels in Hyperreality (1986), by Umberto Eco

  • Amérique (1986), by Jean Baudrillard

  • L'Empire des Signes (1970), by Roland Barthes

Previous research interests include comparisons of the poetry of T. S. Eliot and Baudelaire.

External positions

Teacher, University of Tampere

27 Aug 2016 → …

Keywords

  • 6122 Literature studies
  • Travel literature
  • Postmodernism
  • Authenticity
  • Modernism
  • French literature
  • British literature
  • American Literature
  • Narratology
  • Stylistics
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Philosophy
  • yleinen kirjallisuustiede

Publications 2017 2017

  • 1 Article
  • 1 Conference article

Prizes

Emerging Scholar Award

Ana Calvete (Recipient), 12 Nov 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2017 2018

  • 6 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Membership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Borders and Crossings: International Conference on Travel Writing

Ana Calvete (Speaker: Presenter)
13 Sep 201816 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Matka ja paikka

Ana Calvete (Speaker: Presenter)
12 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Spaces & Flows: Eighth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

Ana Calvete (Speaker: Presenter)
12 Nov 201713 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

European Society of Comparative Literature (External organisation)

Ana Calvete (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

ENCLS 2017: Fear and Safety

Ana Calvete (Secretary of organizing committee)
23 Aug 201728 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars