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  • 1.
    Adolfsson, Linnea
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Genom våra ögon: En komparativ litteraturanalys av Margaret Atwoods The Handmaid’s Tale och Octavia E. Butlers Kindred, utifrån forskningsfältet kulturella minnesstudier2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay’s primarily focus is on the common discourse about the persisting effects of the past in the present in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale(1985)and Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred (1979).These novels are the testimonies of the protagonists Offred and Dana who shares their experience of traumatic violence and oppression. Dana, with her ability to time travel, will see her present time in clearer light as she experiences the life of a slave on an antebellum plantation. Offred, the Handmaiden owned by the totalitarian regime Gilead, portrays her contemporary life in parallel to remembering her former and thus describing Gilead’s increasing authority. Based on different theorists and concepts in the field of cultural memory studies, this essay examines the tension between memory and history, the distantness towards the past and the problematics with representations of traumatic events. As I argue that the voices of Dana and Offred calls attention to the importance of perspective and of sharing stories, they are also an act of hope, therapy and resistance; an act that also make possible a critique of the processes of the production of historical knowledge.

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  • 2.
    Aghed Luterkort, Simon
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Hjälten nyanserad: En komparativ karaktärsstudie via närläsning av Beowulf och Odyssevs utifrån Joseph Campbells  ”monomyt” och maskulinitetsteori2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to show that what defines a hero is far more complicated than the prolific author and mythological expert Joseph Campbell would have one believe – in his view, heroic qualities stem from a certain type of chosen individual and reoccurring narrative motifs without taking social structures and masculinity into account. By analyzing the characters Beowulf and Odysseus through a filter, consisting of Campbells model of the “hero’s journey” along with perspectives provided by studies in the masculinity field done by Raewyn Connell and Jørgen Lorentzen together with Claes Ekenstam, this essay concludes, in short, the following: applying Campbells model of the hero does reveal several similarities between the two characters, though it ultimately fails to prove any deeper connection. The aspects brought into focus by utilizing different concepts of masculinity however, proved to be more enlightening, with the most notable conclusion that the various tests forced upon both Beowulf and Odysseus mirror Raewyn Connells concept of “the hegemonic masculinity”, which in essence means that the most elevated masculine qualities existing in the context of the book are also the same ones being targeted by the antagonistic forces present in the story.

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  • 3.
    Andersson Cederholm, Erika
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Björck, AmelieSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Lund university.Jennbert, KristinaLund University.Lönngren, Ann-SofieUppsala University.
    Exploring the Animal Turn: Human-animal relations in Science, Society and Culture2014Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Andersson, Sofia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Vem, hur, vad och varför?: En narratologisk analys av Stephen Kings skräckroman Dimman2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essays content is about a narratological analysis of “The Mist”, written by Stephen King, with a focus on who, how, and what in relationship with the story. It also contains a deeper analysis on chosen characters and the meaning behind them. The analysis also takes a look on why King has chosen to use them and their specific details.

    By mainly using Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan and Jimmy Vulovic I manage to find the voice of the story, how it’s told and what it contains. There is a deeper meaning behind the details that King has selected for his story, for example the colors is not randomly chosen but have a point and a deeper sense behind them. The characters all have a meaning, big and small. The three main characters becomes pillars of the story where they give it and eachother balance with the ir significant roles as hero, villain and helper. It also turns out that the extraterrestrial beings are not the biggest threat of the story, the humans are.

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  • 5.
    Andreasson, Linnéa
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Icke-verbal kommunikation mellan människa och djur i litteratur: En interdisciplinär studie om hur David Wroblewskis The Story of Edgar Sawtelle rekonstruerar förhållandet mellan djuriskhet och funktionshinder2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In reading The story of Edgar Sawtelle, this essay applies posthuman studies with animal studies and disability studies to analyse how the communication between species occur and how boundaries are expanded. Non-verbal language is closely examined and argued to be just as viable as verbal language in the making of relationships and subjects in literature. By applying posthumanism, biological research and a non-anthropocentric way of thinking one can evolve from the notion that humans are the only subjects which matter, something that has been verified because non-human animals never have been given a voice or an acknowledgment of a language. What happens in a novel when the main protagonist is lacking the ability to speak verbally, when verbal language is what has constructed human exceptionalism over all the other species?

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  • 6.
    Angelöv, Auguste
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Att leka life? - en undersökning av makt, lekt och berättande i tv-spel2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a paper concerning storytelling in video games. It’s based on the assumption that power gives people the possibility to tell stories. We will have a look at what that means when in contact in video games, as the interaction between player and story world may result in creation of a story. Aim will be taken at three categories: agency, power and communication. Communication is of great importance in video games, as one of very few mediums that allows agency and communication within the actual story world. One can look at it as agency being the possibility to demonstrate power, whilst power is through which means the player can express their agency. This will be analysed through different parts of what constitutes a video game, such as rules, characters, space and game world.

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  • 7.
    Annell, Cecilia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Stockholms universitet.
    Begärets politiska potential: Feministiska motståndsstrategier i Elin Wägners Pennskaftet, Gabriele Reuters Aus guter Familie, Hilma Angered-Strandbergs Lydia Vik och Grete Meisel-Hess Die Intellektuellen2016Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation investigates the way that feminist resistance is expressed in two Swedish and two German so-called New Woman novels from the turn of the twentieth century: Elin Wägner’s Pennskaftet (1910, Penwoman), Gabriele Reuter’s Aus guter Familie (1895, From a Good Family), Hilma Angered-Strandberg’s Lydia Vik (1904), and Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen (1911).

    The theoretical apparatus is comprised by the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Jacques Lacan, and Jessica Benjamin. By introducing a psychoanalytic and feminist perspective, this dissertation seeks to develop the possibilities for agency and resistance within the framework of Foucault’s theories. It investigates four textual and contextually grounded strategies of resistance that are prominent in these novels: individuality, openness, desire, and eugenics.

    This study demonstrates how Gabriele Reuter, Grete Meisel-Hess, and  Hilma Angered-Strandberg, inspired by the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and Ellen Key, depict feminine individuality in relation to a scientific and philosophical discourse that specifically denied women individuality. The authors anchor individuality in a corporality that was similarly denied to women by a bourgeois and dogmatic Christian discourse.

    Openness and wit function as resistance strategies in Elin Wägner’s Pennskaftet. Humorous rejoinders and narrative comments can disarm a conservative. An open attitude towards the emancipation project could also help to resolve the conflicts between different feminist positions and between different women.

    Desire functions as an important resistance strategy in each of the novels examined. It is variously represented as a vital instinct, a desire for knowledge, and a sexual desire, as in Gabriele Reuter’s Aus guter Familie – or as a desire for suffrage, as in Pennskaftet, or for maternity legislation, as in Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen. By formulating a notion of feminine desire, turn-of-the-century feminists were able both to seize control of sexuality from the church and to wrest morality from the grasp of the bourgeoisie. These resistance strategies could also have a biopolitical character: in Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen, woman is placed at the service of humanity on eugenicist grounds, and her good qualities are seen as capable of promoting humanity’s progress.

    This dissertation shows that in these novels desire at the individual level serves to reinforce feminine subjectivity. Love is seen as associated with an intensified sense of life and as a precondition of creativity. At the social level, desire also functions as the basis for a feeling of solidarity among women that instils in them courage and an urge to persevere in the suffrage struggle, this latter a highly protracted process. In this way desire acquires political potential.

    A framing chapter on context provides the intellectual and philosophical backgrounds of the various strategies of resistance. It is followed by four analytical chapters, each of which addresses one novel.

  • 8.
    Axelsson, Karl
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Political Aesthetics: Addison and Shaftesbury on Taste, Morals and Society2019 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Providing a gateway to a new history of modern aesthetics, this book challenges conventional views of how art's significance developed in society.The 18th century is often said to have involved a radical transformation in the concept of art: from the understanding that it has a practical purpose to the modern belief that it is intrinsically valuable. By exploring the ground between these notions of art's function, Karl Axelsson reveals how scholars of culture made taste, morals and a politically stable society integral to their claims about the experience of nature and art. Focusing on writings by two of the most prolific men of letters in the 18th century, Joseph Addison (1672–1719) and the third Earl of Shaftesbury (1671–1713), Axelsson contests the conviction that modern aesthetic autonomy reoriented the criticism and philosophy originally prompted by these two key figures in the history of aesthetics. By re-examining the political relevance of Addison and Shaftesbury's theories of taste, Axelsson shows that first and foremost they sought to fortify a natural link between aesthetic experience and modern political society.

  • 9.
    Axelsson, Karl
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Shaftesbury om poetisk sanning och det naturliga samhället2017In: Lychnos: Årsbok för idé- och lärdomshistoria / [ed] Katarina Leppänen, Göteborg: Lärdomshistoriska Samfundet , 2017, p. 11-26Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    One of the most original voices in British post-revolutionary philosophy belongs to the third Earl of Shaftesbury (1671–1713). Rather than supporting the Hobbesian and Lockean idea of modern political society as an artificially formed creation, Shaftesbury perceives society as a beneficial outcome of nature and natural rationality. Shaftes­bury’s understanding of natural society is furthermore entwined with aesthetic mat­ters. The aim of the following article is twofold. First, due to the fact that Shaftesbury’s ideas rarely are analysed in any detail by Swedish scholars, it offers an introduction to Shaftesbury’s take on the complex relation between society and poetry to readers of eighteenth-century intellectual history in general, and readers of the history of literature in particular. Second, given that Shaftesbury is frequently regarded as the first modern advocate of aesthetic autonomy, I wish to problematize such an account by showing how Shaftesbury opposes the idea that poetry holds an instrumental value for society, while he simultaneously maintains the inseparability of poetical truth, artistic whole, and political naturalism. As this article shows, the Promethean myth of creativity is central for Shaftesbury’s understanding of the relation between society and poetry.

  • 10.
    Axelsson, Karl
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Shaftesbury på svenska: Moralisterna, Richard Hejll och översättandets konst2017In: Biblis, ISSN 1403-3313, no 76, p. 43-47Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Axelsson, Karl
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Uppsala University.
    Flodin, Camilla
    Uppsala University.
    Contemplation or Manipulation?: Aesthetic Perspectives on Nature and Animals from Shaftesbury to Bio-art2017In: Retracing the Past: Historical Continuity in Aesthetics from a Global Perspective, Santa Cruz, California: International Association for Aesthetics , 2017, p. 29-41Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Axelsson, Karl
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics.
    Flodin, CamillaSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.Pirholt, MattiasSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics2020Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This volume re-examines traditional interpretations of the rise of modern aesthetics in eighteenth-century Britain and Germany. It provides a new account that connects aesthetic experience with morality, science, and political society. In doing so, it challenges long-standing teleological narratives that emphasize disinterestedness and the separation of aesthetics from moral, cognitive, and political interests.

    The chapters are divided into three thematic parts. The chapters in Part I demonstrate the heteronomy of eighteenth-century British aesthetics. They chart the evolution of aesthetic concepts and discuss the ethical and political significance of the aesthetic theories of several key figures: namely, the third Earl of Shaftesbury, David Hume, and Adam Smith. Part II explores the ways in which eighteenth-century German, and German-oriented, thinkers examine aesthetic experience and moral concerns, and relate to the work of their British counterparts. The chapters here cover the work of Kant, Moses Mendelssohn, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, and Madame de Staël. Finally, Part III explores the interrelation of science, aesthetics, and a new model of society in the work of Goethe, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Friedrich Hölderlin, and William Hazlitt, among others.

    This volume develops unique discussions of the rise of aesthetic autonomy in the eighteenth century. In bringing together well-known scholars working on British and German eighteenth-century aesthetics, philosophy, and literature, it will appeal to scholars and advanced students in a range of disciplines who are interested in this topic.

  • 13.
    Axelsson, Karl
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics.
    Flodin, Camilla
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Introduction2020In: Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics / [ed] Karl Axelsson, Camilla Flodin & Mattias Pirholt, New York: Routledge, 2020, 1, p. 1-19Chapter in book (Refereed)
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  • 14.
    Bengtsson, Elin
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    To turn the Being round and round, And pause at every pound: En fenomenologisk undersökning av kroppen och rummet som narrativa element i fem dikter av Emily Dickinson2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay seeks to investigate how bodies can be understood as a narrative element in five poems written by the American poet Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886). Using phenomenology as understood by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Elizabeth Grosz as a theoretical framework and a corporeal narratology as drawn up by Daniel Punday, the essay explores how the bodies of the characters within the fictional world are portrayed, which bodies are present and what places and types of situations they occupy. All in order to see how the narrative as a whole is affected in each poem. The essay uses the terms body and space, as being defined by the theoretical underpinnings, to structure the analysis. The study shows that the body indeed can be understood as a way of structuring the narrative in the poems. Mainly, the present bodies are used as a way of organizing spatiality and form a specific perspective. The degree of activity of the different bodies are also dependent on normative and conventional aspects. The use of narratology when analyzing poems of this sort requires flexibility, especially since the study focuses on elements that are not always explicitly portrayed.

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  • 15.
    Berlin, Denise
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Att rädda Sara Sand: En deleuziansk läsning av Stina Aronsons experimentella verk2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis explores the creative function of the pseudonym Sara Sand, used by the author Stina Aronson for four literary works in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Två herrar blev nöjda (Two gentlemen were content), Fabeln om Valentin (The tale of Valentin), Tolv hav (Twelve oceans) and Syskonbädd (Siblingbed) are modernist and experimental works that I approach with an experimental way of reading. In order to emphasize what I find to be an inherent strive for freedom within these texts, I draw from Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattaris notion of desire as a productive force and their view of the text as a rhizomatic structure, as presented in Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980). The characters in Sara Sands writing are in constant movement and in continuous processes of becomings which challenges any kind of fixity, whether that be social structures and hegemonic discourses or simply the individual self.

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  • 16.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Decolonizing Animals: A Surface Reading of Wisława Szymborska’s Poem Bruegel’s Two Monkeys2023In: ReFiguring Global Challenges: Literary and Cinematic Explorations of War, Inequality, and Migration / [ed] Amanda Minervini, Amelie Björck, Omri Grinberg, Amrita Ghosh, Brill Academic Publishers, 2023, p. 115-135Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The European cultural heritage from the early modern era is full of colonial content. For instance, “exotic” animals, trafficked to Europe from the colonies, often appear as motifs in paintings and sculptures. This is the case in the oil painting Two Chained Monkeys by Bruegel the Elder from 1562. Through the centuries, the two monkeys in the painting have been interpreted in different ways: as material proof of the owner’s worldwide power, as religious symbols of the debased human, or as political metaphors for human warfare and imprisonment. With her ekphrastic poem “Bruegel’s Two Monkeys” (1957), the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska breaks this trend of “symptomatic interpretation” and reads the monkeys as monkeys. As I argue in the chapter, Szymborska hereby makes the type of critical “surface reading” for which the academic field of human-animal studies generally aims. Szymborska’s poem, furthermore, creatively rearranges the painting’s scenery, thereby effectively blocking the anthropocentric-colonial gaze and creating new space for the monkeys’ agency. Principally, the chapter argues that artistic and academic endeavors may have mutually supportive functions in their acts of critically revisiting and rereading the cultural heritage from the colonial era.

  • 17.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Södertörns högskola.
    Den nomadiska repliken – tankar från Strindbergs Intima Teater2020In: Kulturmöten: En festskrift till Christine Farhan / [ed] Amelie Björck, Eva Jonsson, Claudia Lindén & Mattias Pirholt, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2020, p. 53-64Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 18.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Discerning the Ghostly Voices of Animals2019In: Perspectives on Ecocriticism: Local Beginnings, Global Echoes / [ed] Ingemar Haag; Karin Molander Danielsson; Marie Öhman; Thorsten Päplow, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019, p. 133-148Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Humans, Cows, and Bacteria: Three Modes of Reading the Film Bullhead2022In: Squirrelling: Human–Animal Studies in the Northern-European Region / [ed] Amelie Björck; Claudia Lindén; Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2022, p. 217-230Chapter in book (Refereed)
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    Humans, Cows, and Bacteria: Three Modes of Reading the Film Bullhead
  • 20.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Jenny Jarlsdotter Wikström, Materiella vändningar: Läsningar av Parland, Lispector, Berg och Byggmästar. Umeå Universitet. Umeå 20202020In: Samlaren: Tidskrift för forskning om svensk och annan nordisk litteratur, ISSN 0348-6133, E-ISSN 2002-3871, Vol. 141, p. 193-198Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Korna och begäret2020In: Litterär kalender 2020 / [ed] Magnus Halldin, Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag, 2020Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Kärlek över artgränserna?2023In: Med kärlek: En festskrift till Claudia Lindén / [ed] Eva Jonsson, Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Mattias Pirholt, Oscar von Seth, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2023, 1, p. 205-225Chapter in book (Other academic)
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    Kärlek över artgränserna?
  • 23.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Köttätande som omedvetet trossystem2014In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 12 augusti, p. 23-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 24.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Linear Time and Revolutionary Time: Humans, Apes, and Temporality in Scientific and Literary Narratives2016In: Narrating Life: Experiments with Human and Animal Bodies in Literature, Science and Art / [ed] Stefan Herbrechter; Elisabeth Friis, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016, p. 245-266Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    När litteraturen blir akademi2020In: Lyrikvännen, ISSN 0460-0762, no 2, p. 8-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 26.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Lunds universitet.
    Omläsning: Donna Haraway "Manifesto for cyborgs: science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the 1980s"2014In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 70-72Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Stemmer2014In: Ord&Bild, ISSN 0030-4492, no 3-4Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Recension av bokserien Stemmer (1-12) från Aschehougs förlag

  • 28.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Lund University, Sweden.
    Telling stories of humans, animals, and modernization2014In: Exploring the Animal Turn: Human-Animal Relations in Science, Society and Culture / [ed] Erika Andersson Cederholm; Amelie Björck; Kristina Jennbert; Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Lund: Pufendorfinstitutet , 2014, p. 193-205Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Turteatern, politiken och estetiken2021In: Turteatern 50 år: Del V, Stockholm: Teatern utan reaktionärer , 2021Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 30.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Zoopoetikens tankar om språk och art: En bakgrundsteckning2022In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 51, no 3-4, p. 220-234Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Zoopoetic studies investigate “texts that are, in one way or another, predicated upon an engagement with animals and animality (human and nonhuman),” to quote Kári Driscoll and Eva Hoffman. A central question in this field concerns the relation between language and species. This article suggests that two basic views can be discerned: one that conceptualizes language as a human-specific capacity, and another that frames language as a broader phenomenon that humans and most other species have in common. These two starting points – the first accentuating differences, the second emphasizing similarities – give rise to two different approaches to zoopoetry. In the first case, zoopoetry is associated with the deconstruction of human semantics and, thus, of human power. In the second case, zoopoetry is seen as an experiment in which the attentive human poet comes together with animals in a natural act of mutual poiesis.

    The aim of the article is to uncover the genealogy of these two views – here named the “language sceptic” perspective and the “language affirmative” perspective, respectively – and to problematize them as scholarly reading positions. Using examples from Les Murray’s animal poetry, the article argues that the two perspectives might more fruitfully be explored as two dimensions that exist and create interesting friction within zoopoetic texts – hence an oscillation between the perspectives is preferable.

  • 31.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Zoopoetiska och metonymiska läsarter2022In: Ekokritiska metoder / [ed] Camilla Brudin Borg; Jørgen Bruhn; Rikard Wingårdh, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, p. 89-116Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Zooësis: om kulturella gestaltningar av lantbruksdjurens tid och liv2019Book (Other academic)
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  • 33.
    Björck, Amelie
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Jonsson, EvaSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.Lindén, ClaudiaSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.Pirholt, MattiasSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Kulturmöten: En festskrift till Christine Farhan2020Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Mötet är ett ledord i Christine Farhans långa gärning som forskare, lärare och ledare. För att hylla henne på hennes sextiofemte födelsedag, den 1 april 2020, har vänner och kollegor samlat texter som på olika sätt belyser kulturmötets viktiga roll i humaniora i allmänhet och litteraturvetenskap i synnerhet. Som alla kulturmöten är också denna bok en brokig samling. Materialet är hämtat från 1700-, 1800-, 1900- och 2000-talen, från böcker, filmer, scener, sånger och tidigare stängda arkiv, från Sverige, Frankrike, Tyskland och USA, från det offentliga livet och det privata.

    Festskriften har redigerats av Amelie Björck, Eva Jonsson, Claudia Lindén och Mattias Pirholt, samtliga kollegor från litteraturämnet vid Södertörns högskola.

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  • 34.
    Björck, Amelie
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Lindén, ClaudiaSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.Lönngren, Ann-SofieSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Squirrelling: Human–Animal Studies in the Northern-European Region2022Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This collection maps out the current state of the field of literary and cultural animal studies in Northern Europe. With contributors from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Poland, and Sweden, the work spans a wide variety of issues regarding human and non-human life in relation to different kinds of cultural expression, while others are more general in character. Above all others, one urgent and overarching question is addressed: How can we challenge the current anthropocentric paradigm in ways that benefit the production of less violent, more ethically sound and sustainable knowledge regarding the relationship between human and non-human life?   

    Ratatϙskr, in Norse mythology, is a squirrel that scurries up and down Yggdrasil (the tree of life), carrying messages between the dragon at its roots and the eagle at its top. Being a representation  of a ‘real’ animal species, but also a part of the mythology organizing the human world, Ratatϙskr is ideally situated for literary and cultural animal studies. Apart from directing the scope of interest towards Northern Europe, this figure reminds us that the “squirrelling” and storage of productive and just knowledge about all forms of life is an important undertaking if there is to be a future for any of them.

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  • 35.
    Björklund, Jenny
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Lönngren, Ann-Sofie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Now You See It, Now You Don't: Queer Reading Strategies, Swedish Literature, and Historical (In)visibility2020In: Scandinavian Studies, ISSN 0036-5637, E-ISSN 2163-8195, Vol. 92, no 2, p. 196-228Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Björklund, Jenny
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet.
    Lönngren, Ann-SofiePirholt, MattiasSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Uppsala universitet.Ullén, MagnusWennerström Wohrne, Maria
    "Någonstädes mellan sol och söder, mellan nord och natt": Interdisciplinära studier tillägnade professor Torsten Pettersson2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Branting, Agnes
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    "Du har förlorat dig i såsen": En närläsning av pengarnas betydelse i Dagarna, dagarna, dagarna av Tone Schunnesson, satt i relation till Pengar av Viktoria Benedictsson2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to examine how themes in contemporary literature relate to themes in the literature from the Modern Breakthrough in Sweden. I examine the novel Dagarna, dagarna, dagarna by Tone Schunnesson by posing three questions: How does the novel portray the relations between consumption, gender, power, freedom and desire? How does the novel portray the relation between human relationships and money? What are the main character’s possibilities for freedom and independence? The analysis is related over time, to themes typical for the literature of The Swedish Modern Breakthrough in the 1880s, and more specifically to the novel Money by Victoria Benedictsson. The result shows, among other things, that the novel Dagarna, dagarna, dagarna portrays how consumption and market economy seep into the life of the main character, and takes over her human relationships and moral.

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  • 38.
    Brodding, Simon
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    (Ensam)tid – En(samtid): En tematisk närläsning av samtida ensamhet i Ottessa Moshfeghs Eileen (2015) och My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018)2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay examines the portrayal of present-day loneliness in the novels Eileen (2015) and My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018) by contemporary author Ottessa Moshfegh. The main point of departure for this examination has been through a literary sociological standpoint which claims the inevitable effects of the current time and place through which a work is being produced in, therefore, enabling an examination of modern-day loneliness even though the stories take place in an imagined past. Through a thematic close reading of the two books I have analyzed the way in which loneliness is being portrayed.  

    Furthermore, this essay employs current studies of loneliness by professor Noreena Hertz which she explores in her book The Lonely Century (2020). In her studies, Hertz presents a nuanced inspection to the cause and effects of loneliness in current time. This examination mainly focuses on three categories presented by Hertz: political alterations, ongoing urbanization and technological advancement – all which, according to Hertz, are significant factors to the cause of modern-day loneliness. 

    Together, the books form a chronological timeline and with each other display developments of loneliness and its alterations. Through the literary sociological standpoint this examination demonstrates the way in which society provokes loneliness and how this is being portrayed in fiction. 

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  • 39.
    Bulatova, Asiya
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Modernism’s Exiles: The Berlin Years of Viktor Shklovsky and the Masturbating Ape.2023In: Crossing Borders: Transnational Modernism Beyond the Human / [ed] Alberto Godioli; Carmen Van den Bergh, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023, p. 199-219Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the emergence of numerous literary groups and organizations after the Russian revolution, artists, writers, and scholars faced a difficult task of finding safe working environments. The article focuses on Viktor Shklovsky’s surprising choice of affiliation – The Great Liberal Order of Monkeys, a playful literary “secret society” founded by modernist Alexei Remizov. Presented with an opportunity to subvert the anthropocentric model of institutionalized collectivity and assume nonhuman agency, Shklovsky, among other artists and literary figures, readily gave up his human identity and adopted the title of a “bobtailed monkey.” In engaging with vulnerability, the article examines how Shklovsky and Remizov’s writings suggest a new form of ethics, which focuses on the sustainability of communal existence, by juxtaposing animal migration and communal-nomadic life with solitary and often dangerous trajectories of post- revolutionary emigration. During his exile in Berlin, Shklovsky details his encounter with a solitary ape in Berlin’s zoo, which challenges his experience of interspecies empathy as the ape begins to masturbate. I argue that in focusing on practices and experiences shared by human and nonhuman animals, such as expressing sexual needs, requiring privacy, depending on food, and experiencing constraint, these writings contrast Shklovsky’s isolating experiences of exile with trans- species mutuality and collectivity.

  • 40.
    Byström, Hampus
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    ”Djuret med många huvud”: Shakespeares Coriolanus 1866 i skuggan av svenska demokratiseringen2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay examines the conditions for translation into Swedish, and reception of Shakespeare’s dramatic works during the 19th century. By looking at the critical discussion around Shakespeare in Sweden from 1790 until 1850, and the biographies of several translators, the conclusion is that the Romantic movement was a crucial component in introducing his plays, as well as a modernization of political and literary culture after the French revolution.

    The essay also aims to tie a specific play – The Tragedy of Coriolanus, one of Shakespeare’s later tragedies – which was performed in Stockholm in 1866 to the political conditions of modernity, with its focus on class struggle and the taming of public opinion. The play dramatizes the for democracy as against aristocracy and tyranny – an issue well alive in the late 19th century.

    By situating the text of the play as a narratological homology for political and capitalist modernity, Shakespeare is brought into sharp relief as a thoroughly modern playwright, whose problems still concern us today.

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  • 41.
    Carstensen, Thorsten
    et al.
    Indiana University-Pudue University Indianapolis, USA.
    Pirholt, MattiasSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Das Abenteuer des Gewöhnlichen: Alltag in der deutschsprachigen Literatur der Moderne2018Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Cederlöf, Henriette
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Stockholms universitet, Slaviska institutionen.
    Alien Places in Late Soviet Science Fiction: The "Unexpected Encounters" of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky as Novels and Films2014Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation deals with how science fiction reflects the shift in cultural paradigms that occurred in the Soviet Union between the 1960s and the 1970s. Interest was displaced from the rational to the irrational, from a scientific-technologically oriented optimism about the future to art, religion, philosophy and metaphysics. Concomitant with this shift in interests was a shift from the future to an elsewhere or, reformulated in exclusively spatial terms, from utopia to heterotopia.

    The dissertation consists of an analysis of three novels by the Strugatsky brothers (Arkady, 1925-1991 and Boris 1933-2012): Inspector Glebsky’s Puzzle (Otel’ U pogibšego al’pinista, 1970), The Kid (Malyš, 1971) and Roadside Picnic (Piknik na obočine, 1972) and two films Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel (Hukkunud alpinisti hotell/ Otel’ U pogibšego al’pinista, Kromanov, 1979) and Stalker (Tarkovsky, 1980).  The three novels, allegedly treatments of the theme of contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence, were intended to be published in one volume with the title Unexpected Encounters. The films are based on two of the novels.

    In the novels an earlier Marxist utopia has given way to a considerably more ambiguous heterotopia, largely envisioned as versions of the West. An indication of how the authors here seem to look back towards history rather than forward towards the future is to be found in the persistent strain of literary Gothic that runs through the novels. This particular trait resurfaces in the films as well. 

    The films reflect how tendencies only discernable in the novels have developed throughout the decade, such as the budding Soviet consumer culture and the religious sensibilities of the artistic community.

  • 43.
    de Paula, Isi
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    The madness of the Search: The poetics of deconstruction in Hilda Hilst's With my dog-eyes and The obscene Madame D2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The obscene Madame D [A obscena Senhora D, 1982] and With my dog-eyes [Com os meus olhos de cão, 1986] are two short novels by the Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004) where the protagonists engage in a philosophical search for meaning that lead them to a state that is publicly interpreted as madness. In this analysis, they are read in light of the philosopher's Jacques Derrida theory of deconstruction. The aim is to show how their search is mediated by language, in a manner that thematizes its deconstructive character, but concretized in the materiality of their bodies, in the form of obscenity and animality. Working with the theme of madness as a mediator between language and the body's materiality, this analysis aims to show, moreover, how the strategy of deconstruction can be not only uttered, but also performed. In such a manner, it is possible to track in these novels a strategy of deconstruction on hierarchical binary oppositions such as madness/reason, human/animal, God/Evil, speech/writing, body/soul. And, being literary works that thematize a philosophical question, even the opposition philosophy/literature.

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  • 44.
    Dixon, Leena-Maaretta
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    “Han Skulle Vara En Kille Som Pappa Inte Kunde Klaga På”: Subversive And Imaginative Masculinity In Lygia Bojunga’s Work2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis centers on three children’s novel, “Sex gånger Lucas”, “Min Vän målaren”, and “Den gula väskan”, written by the very appreciated and much awarded Brazilian Author Lygia Bojunga. All three of these novels discuss masculinity in young boys and men. In “Sex gånger Lucas”, the centerpiece of this thesis, the essential conflict in the novel is played out in the interchange between Lucas and his authoritarian father. The father, throughout the text, showcases toxic masculinity and its concurrent traits, such as verbal abuse and serial infidelity. This tyrannical parenting attempts to mold Lucas’ personality to what is deemed in the culture as acceptable masculine behavior. Lucas narrative journey finds him firstly internalizing this belief system, but, as the novel progresses, Lucas learns to accept himself, in all his gendered guises, and reject the father's binary opinions. “Min vän målaren” follows the tale of the sensitive young boy, Claudio, who struggles against an environment that doesn’t support him, in his many and varied attempts towards personhood. In “Den gula väskan” the protagonist Rakel confronts an open and oppressive sexism in society, community and the many dismissals of the family. “Den gula väskan” utilizes, at many junctures of the narrative, a fable structure as a means to discuss political oppression as well as the oppressive binary masculine norms. This Fable sub-tale focuses on the character Alfonso, a talking rooster. Alfonso rejects the expectations put on him as a rooster, but his cousin Skräcken is not as fortunate. The cousin, who it is heavily implied is the victim of masculine brainwashing, is unable to stop himself from fighting, even when it ends up killing him. Throughout these three novels lies an illustration of the downfalls of an oppressive and toxic masculinity (that men must be stoic, aggressive and in control) as well as highlighting the freedom for a more fluid gender expression. Lucas, Claudio and Alfonso give subversive, alternative depictions of masculinity, where it is acceptable to feel, be vulnerable, reject violence, and have healthy relationships built on companionship. This thesis explores how Bojunga's novels, through her characters struggles and triumphs, give the young male identified readers alternative ways to be a man. In other words, these novels liberate the male gender from a binary performance.

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  • 45.
    Ericson, Alla
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Rhythmic Tempi Analysis and Genus Analysis of Elfriede Jelinek’s Novel Die Liebhaberinnen: Mathematical Narratology Model2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This interdisciplinary study is exploring several fields of scientific research ‒ Literary Criticism, Mathematical Narratology, Structural Semiotics, Feminism and Intersectionality, and applying their theoretical and methodological apparatus for analysis of Elfriede Jelinek’s novel Die Liebhaberinnen (Women as Lovers). The study is focusing on quantitative and qualitative analysis of five rhythmic tempi ‒ pause, ellipsis, summary, slow down and scene. Rhythmic tempi are analyzed based on Mieke Bal’s narratological model which defines tempi through a set of mathematical comparisons between time of the fabula TF and time of the story TS. For quantitative statistical analysis of rhythmic tempi, it is made a limited strategic choice selection of three chapters, first, middle and last one. It was shown that combined rhythmic tempi frequencies in three selected chapters are: 48% pause, 26% scene, 15% ellipsis, 7% slow-down and 4% summary, while for each selected chapter a set of rhythmic tempi is unique. For qualitative analysis of rhythmic tempi, the examples of each tempo are randomly chosen throughout the entire text of the novel. The narrator is using different rhythmic tempi to present the novel’s narrative messages about intersectional conflicts of dominance. Based on the qualitive and quantitive analysis, it is suggested a concept of intrafeminine subjugation, describing women’s intersectional dominance and their interpellation in a patriarchal society. The results of the study can be used in multidisciplinary analysis of literary texts and in education.

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  • 46.
    Ericsson, Molly
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    ”En begravning är i alla fall ett stort nöje för en kvinna av hennes klass”: Om klasskillnaderna i Hjalmar Söderbergs roman Doktor Glas2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay has been to examine how the concept of class, based upon György Lukács theory of reflection, is shown in the novel Doctor Glas by the author Hjalmar Söderberg. Class is also compared to its relation to locations mentioned in the novel. The method the essay is using, is a comparative reading between the novel and the chronicle En Stockholmskrönika från sekelskiftet, also written by Söderberg. I try to trace and point out where these differences can be shown, in relation to where the characters in the novel are geographically located. The essay confirms that the concept of reflection does not apply, or fails to do so, on Söderberg’s novel or on the compared chronicle. 

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    Kandidatuppsats, M. Ericsson
  • 47.
    Farhan, Christine
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Berättandets praktiker i förskolan: Playing the Story2017In: Tolfte nationella konferensen i svenska med didaktisk inriktning: Textkulturer / [ed] B. Ljung Egeland, C. Olin Scheller, M. Tanner & M. Tengberg, Karlstad: Nationella nätverket för svenska med didaktisk inriktning , 2017, p. 119-137Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Farhan, Christine
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Bildnis des Vaters – des Flüchtlings2023In: Med kärlek: En festskrift till Claudia Lindén / [ed] Eva Jonsson, Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Mattias Pirholt, Oscar von Seth, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2023, 1, p. 263-286Chapter in book (Other academic)
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    Bildnis des Vaters – des Flüchtlings
  • 49.
    Farhan, Christine
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Home Is Goose Bumps (on a Second Skin): Refugee Experience in the Songs of the Zollhausboys2023In: Refugee Genres: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge / [ed] Classon Frangos, Mike; Ghose, Sheila, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, p. 89-109Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter focuses on two performances where unaccompanied minors stage acts of belonging. She reads song lyrics by four of these young men, and relates the autobiographical performance enacted in an interview situation with one of them, Ismaeel. Pursing her project, Farhan finds that the two forms of narrating versions of home—song lyrics and the interview situation—complement each other.

  • 50.
    Farhan, Christine
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Und dann und dann und dann: Wie Kinder erzählen2017In: Kindergarten heute, ISSN 0344-3949, Vol. 47, no 9, p. 10-14Article in journal (Other academic)
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