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Launis Kati in portrait.

Kati Launis appointed as Professor of Literature

Studying 19th century fiction can uncover details hidden in the margins of history that are enough to rewrite the whole story. 

The people who remain on the margins are those who have never been seen as suitable for lifting into the national spotlight. Could now be the right time to at last highlight their lives and their work?

Kati Launis


Marie Linder.
Writer-countess Marie Linder (1840–70) whose novel "En qvinna af vår tid" (1867) is one of the Kati Launis' research object. Photo: Helsinki City Museum.