Ana Calvete

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    Research areas

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

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.

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Further information on the affiliationComparative Literature, Yleinen kirjallisuustiede

Latest publications

  1. Postmodern Simultaneity versus European History in Contemporary Travel-Writing: A study of Jean Baudrillard, Pico Iyer, Umberto Eco

    Calvete, A. L., 11 Sep 2017, In : European Conference on Arts & Humanities offical conference proceedings. 2017, p. 189-199 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleScientific

  2. Entre objets et sujets : les statues comme figures liminaires dans « Voyage dans l’Hyperréalité » d’Umberto Eco

    Calvete, A., 2017, In : Littera Incognita. 8, 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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Latest activities

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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Latest prizes

  1. Emerging Scholar Award

    Ana Calvete (Recipient), 12 Nov 2017

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Education

PhD student

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