Senior Researcher


Viola Parente-Čapková is a professor of Literary Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Turku. Her research interests are fin de siècle Finnish literature, namely decadence in European perspective, fin de siècle women’s writing in Europe with a focus on Finland, transnational cultural and literary networks and transnational reception of women’s writing, theoretical issues in literary history, feminist literary theory, postcolonial theory, intermediality, and digital humanities. She is currently leading two research projects: Texts on the Move: Reception of Women’s Writing in Finland and Russia 1840–2020 (funded by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, 2020–2022), and Fiction as a Promoter of the Finnish Language among Adults with Im/migrant Background (funded by the KONE Foundation, 2020–2022).