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Viola Parente-Capkova

Specializing in

  • Finnish literature in the 1890s and the turn of the 19th and the 20th century
  • Decadent women writers in Europe
  • Theory of (women’s) literary history, women’s authorship

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Some recent publications relevant for NEWW

  • ”Decadent Transgressions”, in Tiina Mäntymäki and Olli Mäkinen (eds.), Art and Resistance, Proceedings of the University of Vaasa, Research Papers 290, 2009, p. 15-46.
  • ”Narcissuses, Medusas, Ophelias: Water Imagery and Femininity in the Texts by Two Decadent Women Writers”, in Z. Kalnická (ed.), Water and Women in Past, Present and Future. Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies. Xlibris Corporation: SUNY Cortland, 2007, p. 196-219.

Realized or planned activities/publications in NEWW-context

  • Participating, as substitute member of the Management Committee, and as Working Group leader WG 1), in COST Action IS 0901 “Women Writers in History” (2009-2013); cf. [http://w3.c
  • Contributing to COST-WWIH workshop Turku 24-26 May.


  • viola.capkova[at]

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