Cecilia Wadsö-Lecaros

Cecilia Wadsö-Lecaros

Senior lecturer, Associate Professor

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My research in English literature mainly falls within two fields: 19th-century studies and translation studies. In both strands, I investigate the function of literature within the social contexts from which it emerged. My doctoral thesis was an investigation of the genre of Victorian governess novels (1999; LUP 2001); my post doc project (RJ 2000-2002) focused on 19th-century self-improvement issues such as 'time management' and 'punctuality' in fiction and didactic literature; and in a more recent project (Swedish Research Council 2013-2016) I investigated the Swedish translation of British social-reform literature in 19th-century Sweden with a focus on how British texts on the woman question, popular education, and prostitution were translated into Swedish.

Together with Ellen Turner I currently work on a project about teaching and learning in 20th-century popular genre fiction.

I also collaborate with colleagues on research and pedagogical development in the area of academic writing in English.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

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  • Humanities


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