Elina Liikanen

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Description of research and teaching


My research interests focus on three overlapping areas: contemporary Spanish and Spanish American narrative, cultural memory of violent pasts in the Hispanic world, and migration and transcultural memory.

Teaching (in Spanish)

• Contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American Literature

• Migration in Contemporary Hispanic Literatures

• The Spanish Civil War and the Franco Dictatorship in Contemporary Spanish Literature

• History of Spanish-American Literature

• Spanish History and Culture

• History and Culture of Spanish America

• Written and Oral Communication

Study guidance for BA and MA students of Spanish Philology, supervisor of students’ personal study plans in intermediate studies.

Fields of Science

  • 6122 Literature studies
  • Spanish literature
  • Cultural Memory Studies
  • Representations of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship
  • Spanish-American literature
  • Migration literature