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Andrea Castro


Andrea Castro
+46 31 786 1799

Room number: F423
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41256 Göteborg

Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Andrea Castro


I started teaching Spanish at the Department of Romance Languages as a doctoral student and have taught at all levels in the first, second and third cycles . And I teach within the fields I enjoy the most: fiction and literary theory. I also teach academic writing and supervise thesis work. I’m very interested in the role of fiction in language instruction, but also as a cultural and transcultural source of knowledge.

I also teach classes at the Department of Comparative literature and within the International Language Programme. I have taught a course at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and given lectures at a number of universities both in Sweden and abroad.

I have worked and continue to work a great deal with the opportunities offered by digital media in creating an interactive and flexible learning environment. However, after all these years I have come to realise that I prefer the on-campus seminar format, where people can meet physically and discuss topics face-to-face.

I have also worked to develop our thesis courses and have authored textbooks. I have for example co-edited the book Historia de las literaturas hispánicas. Aproximaciones críticas, published by Studentlitteratur in 2013.

I supervise doctoral students at third-cycle level, four of whom have defended their doctoral theses: Fredrik Olsson (2015), Sofía García Nespereira (2017), Eduardo Jiménez Tornatore (2018) and Gabriela Mercado (2019). I am currently main supervisor for Emma Magnusson and assistant supervisor for Catharina Wolcott and Therese Svensson.


From the genre of fantastic literature in Argentinian and Latin-American literature viewed from a comparative perspective, I have progressed to studying other literature from around the turn of the century in Argentina. I have for example taken an interest in literature by writers who immigrated to Argentina during this period as well as in translation problems. From 2008 to 2010, I received STINT’s (the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) network grant for the project Intersection of Discourses and Repertoires in Fin de Siécle Latin America together with researchers from the University of Valencia (Spain), University of California Los Angeles (USA) and University of Buenos Aires and National University of La Pampa (Argentina). I’m involved in several international networks focusing on 19th century Spanish literature and culture.

I have also conducted research within literature didactics, focusing in particular on issues concerning how to read fiction and other texts/genres. In this context, I have participated in the research project Defamiliarization and Desautomatization. Approaches to Literature in Academic Teaching Situations, which in 2009 published an anthology with the same title.

I have studied the relationships between language, memory and identity in contemporary literature, particularly in the work of writer María Negroni. Within this field, I have co-edited the book De nómades y migrantes. Desplazamientos en la literatura, el cine y el arte hispanoamericanos, which was published in 2015 by Argentinian publisher Beatriz Viterbo.

Since 2015 I have returned to the 19th century, and from January 2019 onwards I have received funding from the Swedish Research Council, together with Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik from the University of Bergen, for the project Conservative Sensibilities: Literary imaginations and the press in nineteenth-century Latin America.

Since January 2019, I have been responsible for the Languages, Literature and Culturality research area and for the seminar on transculturality studies.


I enjoy participating in public events involving literature in Spanish. I have for example interviewed Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa (in English) [https://youtu.be/CsONeT0ILbI] and Claudia Piñeyro (in Spanish) [https://youtu.be/I5Ydc89EbUc].

In 2014, I was involved in the project Language for Education, funded by the Grundtvig Institute at the University of Gothenburg and coordinated by Magnus Pettersson Ängsal. A publication in Swedish was presented in 2015.

The podcast Poesía al paso was launched in May 2016 and is an outreach project I started with Azucena Castro, PhD student in Spanish at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University. In the podcast, we read poetry in Spanish on select themes. It can be downloaded via iTunes and accessed via SoundCloud.

Read about the project and find the episodes in the blog titled Poesía al paso. [https://poesiaalpasopodcast.wordpress.com/]

You can also go directly to Soundcloud [https://soundcloud.com/poesiaalpaso] or search for Poesía al paso in iTunes.

Latest publications

Skönlitteratur som inbjudan, eller vad vill skönlitteratur oss?
Andrea Castro
Litteraturdidaktik – Språkämnen i samverkan. Ylva Lindberg och Anette Svensson (red.), Stockholm, Natur & Kultur, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Inmigrantes, extranjeros y otros ‘otros’ en El Correo del Domingo
Andrea Castro
Desde Chile a Suecia : caminos culturales por Latinoamérica y Europa : festskrift till Álvaro Foresti / Andrea Castro, Eduardo Jiménez Tornatore & Ingmar Söhrman (utg.)., Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet, Institutionen för språk och litteraturer, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Los cargadores de agua. La figura literaria del aguador de Ciudad de México en el siglo XIX.
Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik, Andrea Castro
Decimonónica. Journal of Nineteenth Century Hispanic Cultural Production, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Desde Chile a Suecia. Caminos culturales por Latinoamérica y Europa. Festskrift till Álvaro Foresti
Ingmar Söhrman, Andrea Castro, Eduardo Jiménez Tornatore
Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet, Edited book 2018
Edited book

María Negroni y la puesta en escena de lo no dicho
Andrea Castro
Pasavento. Revista de estudios hispánicos, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Muerte en Exhibición. Necrológicas en el Boletín del Instituto Geográfico Argentino
Andrea Castro
Iberoamericana. Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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El motivo del umbral y el espacio liminal
Andrea Castro
Teorías hispanoamericanas de la literatura fantástica. José Miguel Sardiñas (ed.) , La Habana, Cuba, Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas /Editorial Arte y Literatura, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Juan Carlos Piñeyro. Hispanoamérica desde la alteridad
Andrea Castro
Moderna språk, Book review 2007
Book review


Wells, Bioy Casares, Gorodischer y Rey Rosa: La isla como genealogía posible
Andrea Castro
Semiosis. Tercera época, enero-junio 2006. México: Universidad Veracruzana, Journal article 2006
Journal article


Henning Mankell o el arte de la perspectiva doble
Andrea Castro, Slavoj Zizek
Quimera. Revista de Literatura, Barcelona, Ediciones de Intervención Cultural, Other 2005

Naturalization, desautomatization, and estrangement: Problems of literary reception and cognition in academic teaching
Beata Agrell, Cecilia Alvstad, Andrea Castro, Sonia Lagerwall, Staffan Thorson
New Tendencies in Translation Studies. Selected Papers from a Workshop, Göteborg 12 December 2003. Eds. Karin Aijmer & Cecilia Alvstad, Göteborg, Göteborg University, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book


Género fantástico y debate social: ’El ramito de romero’ de Eduarda Mansilla
Andrea Castro
Morales, Ana María y Sardiñas, José Miguel (eds.) Odiseas de lo fantástico. México D.F.: CILF, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Skönlitteraturens roll i språkundervisning på universitetet
Andrea Castro
Lingua, Magazine article 2004
Magazine article


La ciencia en el fantástico: ‘Un fenómeno inexplicable’ de Leopoldo Lugones
Andrea Castro
Rilce. Revista de Filología Hispánica. Universidad de Navarra, Journal article 2003
Journal article



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