Kasimir Sandbacka

Kasimir Sandbacka



I am a postdoctoral researcher in literature at the University of Oulu. My dissertation examined the modern project in the works of Northern Finnish author Rosa Liksom. Currently, I am finalizing my part in a research project, “The productions of Tove Jansson,” funded by the Kone Foundation. My focus has been on late modern sensibilities in Jansson’s short stories. In January 2020, I am starting a new project concerning metamodernism and European post-war history and ideologies in Finnish contemporary literature. This project is funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Selected publications

  • Sandbacka, Kasimir (2017) Metamodernism in Liksom’s Compartment No. 6. - CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 19 (1), 9, 7 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Sandbacka, Kasimir (2015) All That Endures Turns to Dust : The Melancholy Retrospection of Modern Utopias in Kreisland by Rosa Liksom. - Scandinavian studies 87 (2), 189-213 . [Original]
  • Sandbacka, Kasimir (2017) Utopia derailed : Rosa Liksom's retrospection of the modern project. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series B, Humaniora 154. Oulu. Monografiaväitöskirja. 62. [Original]
  • Sandbacka, Kasimir (2019) Mobility as a Late Modern Sensibility in the Short Stories of Tove Jansson. - Critique: studies in contemporary fiction online first, online first . [Original]