Eeva-Liisa Bastman is literature researcher working in University of Helsinki and in the Finnish Literature Society. She is specialized in the poetry of 17th and 18th century. At the moment, she is researching Finnish and Swedish character poetry from the early new age, e.g. the poems written for a marriage or a funeral. The three-year research is funded by Kone Foundation. To get to know the research, visit ajanvirrasta.wordpress.com.