Department of Literature

Calendar Spring 2015

Go directly to January, February, March, April, May, or June!

January

For further information on the seminars, please read the monthly paper the Bulletin. The standard language of the paper is Swedish. The Bulletinof January.

Tuesday, January 20

General Seminar – Rhetoric
15.15–17.00; 6–0031
Jesper Svenbro presents four new poems. Svenbro's studies of Sappho will be discussed as well. The poems and a late study of Sappho are available, please send mail to Mats Rosengren or Jon Viklund for text material. 

Tuesday, January 27

General Seminar – Rhetoric
15.15-17.00 (Please note new time!); 6-K1005 ("Mallas Lounge")
Janne Lindqvist presents some reflections on the revised edition of Klassisk retorik för vår tid. Please send mail to Janne Lindqvist for text material.

Wednesday, January 28

Uppsala Interdisciplinary 18th Century Seminar
16.15–18.00 (Please note time!); 6–0022 (English Park Campus, Centre for the Humanities)
This spring's first 18th century seminar is devoted to current research in economic history: the PhD students Måns JANSSON, Sarah LINDEN PASAY and Hedvig WIDMALM, present their dissertations. The seminar is a joint seminar with the Department of Economic History.

February

For further information on the seminars, please read the monthly paper the Bulletin. The standard language of the paper is Swedish. The Bulletin of February.

Thursday, February 12

General Seminar – Rhetoric
(Cancelled! Please note new date: Thursday, May 7)
15.15–17.00; 6:0031
Sofi Qvarnström, KOM, Lund University: "Marknaden som stilfrämjare. Retorisering och mediering av politiska berättelser kring sekelskiftet 1800/1900". See abstract in the Bulletin!

The Research Node "Eighteenth Century Sweden in an International Perspective"
18-20; 2-1024
Joint seminar with the University of Liverpool through video link. Ros Powell, Liverpool Hope University: "Linnaeus, Analogy and Taxonomy: Putting Plants into Poetry, 1735-1807", and Hanna Hodacs, Warwick: "Linnaean Natural History as a Material Culture".

Tuesday, February 17

Colloquium - Literature
13.15–15.00; 6-K1005
"Perspektiv på digital humaniora", presentation of some research efforts in an expansive field. Introductions by Karl Berglund, Tuva Haglund and Andreas Hedberg. See abstract in the Bulletin!

Wednesday, February 18

Uppsala Interdisciplinary 18th Century Seminar
16.15-18.00; English Park Campus - Centre for the Humanities, building 6, room K1031
PhD student Lisa Hellman, Stockholm: ”De svenska ostindiefararna i Kanton – vänner, älskare och frimurare”. Informal reception after the seminar. See abstract in the Bulletin!

Thursday, February 19

General Seminar – Rhetoric
15.15–17.00; location TBA
Charlotte Hommerberg, Linnaeus University: "Bringing consumption reviews into relief by combining appraisal and argumentation analysis – the case of Robert Parker’s wine reviews". See abstract in the Bulletin!

Tuesday, February 24

Colloquium - Literature
13.15-15.00; 6K-1005
Tim Berndtsson: presentation of PhD dissertation introduction draft. See abstract in the Bulletin!

Thursday, February 26

General Seminar - Literature
15.15-17.00; 6-0031
”Fiktion som belysning av historia – pedagogiska fördelar och fallgropar”. Introduction by Linn Areskoug, Department of Education, using literature as well as film as examples.

March

For further information on the seminars, please read the monthly paper The Bulletin. The standard language of the paper is Swedish. The Bulletin of March.

Tuesday, March 3

Colloquium - Literature
(Cancelled!)
"Att undervisa Selma Lagerlöf i USA: Sagotant-Nej; Badass-Yes". Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams, professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and Barbro Osher Endowed Chair in Swedish Studies, gives a talk on how the works of Selma Lagerlöf are taught and integrated in courses at American universities, and of the role played by translations and horizons of expectation in the reading and understanding of the author by American students.

Tuesday, March 10

General Seminar - Rhetoric
13.15-17.00, including 30 minutes break at 15.00; 6-0023
Seminar on political rhetoric
Participants: Charlotta Brylla (Stockholms Universitet), Otto Fischer (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin/Uppsala Universitet), Orla Vigsö (Göteborgs Universitet), Jon Viklund (Uppsala Universitet). See abstract (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!

Thursday, March 12

General Seminar - Literature
15.15–17.00; 6–0031
Perspectives of textual criticism. Presentation of some larger scale on-going text editing projects: August Strindberg (Per Stam), C.J.L. Almqvist (Johan Svedjedal). Hjalmar Söderberg (Barbro Ståhle Sjönell). The seminar is jointly organised with Gunnel Engwall, Elena Balzamo and Lotta Gavel Adams, SCAS. Informal reception after the seminar. See abstract (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!

Tuesday, March 17

Colloquium - Literature
13.15–17.00 (including break); 16–2044 (Note time and location!)
Workshop on Litteraturbanken (The Swedish Literature Bank) and its digital resources. Introductions by Mats Malm (head of Litteraturbanken) and Lars Borin (head of Språkbanken (the Swedish Language Bank)). The seminar is jointly organised by the Department of Literature and the Department of Scandinavian Languages. Informal reception after the seminar. See abstract (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!

Wednesday, March 18

Uppsala Interdisciplinary 18th Century Seminar
16.15-18.00; English Park Campus - Centre for the Humanities, building 2, room K1022 (Note new location!)
Professor Robin A. Robinson, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth: "(Re)Producing Labor in Colonial America: Trafficking and Exploitation of British Women Convicts as a Matter of Policy". Informal reception after the seminar. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

The Swedish Literary Society
16.15-18.00; Geijer Hall
Annual Meeting (information in Swedish). Professor Sara Danius gives a talk (in Swedish): "Proust och inversionen". Buffet after the talk, RSVP to Linn Areskoug.

Thursday, March 19

General Seminar - Literature
15.15–17.00; 6–0031
”Negotiating Motherhood”. Lectures by Professor Gabriele Griffin, York University, and Professor Christine Hamm, Universitetet i Bergen, in connection with the project Negotiating motherhood in contemporary Swedish society: Literary, medical and media discourses. Gabriele Griffin: ”Mediated Motherhood: Technologized Mothering in the 21st Century”. Christine Hamm: ”When the mother disappears: Happy Sally (2004) and Siss og Unn (2008) as trauma-texts about motherhood”. Seminar is in English. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

Monday, March 23

Svensk litteratur i världen ("Swedish Literature Worldwide")
15.15; 16-1059
R. A. Robinson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth: "Interpreting Stieg Larsson & Henning Mankell. Violence and Resistance in an Idealized Sweden". Seminar in collaboration with the Department of English.

Tuesday, March 24

General Seminar - Rhetoric
13.15–15.00; 6-K1005
Erik Bengtson presents a first draft of the concluding chapter of the dissertation Mythical Argumentation. The chapter discusses Ernst Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms in relation to Charles Sanders Peirce work on semiotics. The text will be available as from March 18 mars, please send an e-mail to Erik Bengtson.

Friday, March 27

PhD Dissertation Defence
13.15–15.00; 6–1023
Tanja von Dahlern defends the PhD dissertation: Moving Images of Literature: Transformations of Literature in Contemporary Video and Film Installation Art. Examiner: Associate Professor Jesper Olsson, Linköping University. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

March 30 - April 1

General Seminar - Rhetoric
Dilip Gaonkar, School of Communication, North Western University, USA, gives three lectures in Uppsala and Stockholm:

1. Monday 30/3, 14:00–16:00, Department of Philosophy, UU, Eng2-1022: ”Coveting Crowds and Fearing Riots”. Joint seminar with The Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, and The School of Culture and Education, Södertörns University. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

2. Tuesday 31/3, 13:15–15:00, Department of Literature, Eng 6-0031: “The Rushdie Apology and the Liberal-Secular Default Mode”. Joint seminar with The Section for Literature, Department of Literature, Uppsala University. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

3. Wednesday 1/4, 14.00–16.00, The School of Culture and Education, Södertörns University, MA613: ”Rhetoric between Inquiry and Writing (Composition)”. Joint seminar with The Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, and The School of Culture and Education, Södertörns University. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

April

For further information on the seminars, please read the monthly paper The Bulletin. The standard language of the paper is Swedish. The Bulletin of April.

Wednesday, April 15

Uppsala Interdisciplinary 18th Century Seminar
16.15-18.00; English Park Campus - Centre for the Humanities, building 2, room K1022 (Note new location!)
Professor Sandro Jung, Gent, and PhD Alfred Sjödin, Lund: ”Scottish and Swedish Eighteenth-Century-Poetry: The Long Poem”. Informal reception after the seminar. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

Tuesday, April 21

Colloquium - Literature
13.15–15.00; 6–0031
“Hur fungerar antidemokratiska personligheter? Ledande nazister i fiktionslitteraturens belysning.” Introduction (possibly in English) by moderator Torsten Petterson. See abstract (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!

Thursday, April 23

General Seminar - Literature
15.15–17.00; 6–0031
Seminar on androgyneity. The androgyne as literary figure, idea and symbol. Katarina Båth, Moa Holmqvist and Niclas Johansson present part of their dissertation chapters on androgyneity. Material available as from the 16th of April. Read more (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!

Tuesday, April 28

General Seminar - Rhetoric
13.15–15.00; 6-K1005
Anneli Bowie, University of Pretoria/Uppsala: ”Exploring the rhetorical orientations of visual design trends from a Burkean perspective”. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

Open Public Lecture at Uppsala Municipal Library (Uppsala stadsbibliotek)
18.00-19.00; Uppsala Municipal Library, Kerstin Ekman Hall
Olle Nordberg: ”Myt och verklighet om 18-åringars läsande. Läsarattityder och litterär kompetens hos svenska gymnasister”

May

For further information on the seminars, please read the monthly paper the Bulletin. The standard language of the paper is Swedish. The Bulletinof May.

Wednesday, May 6

Uppsala Interdisciplinary 18th Century Seminar
18.15–20.00; SCAS, Linneanum, Thunbergsvägen 2, The Thunberg Hall (Note time and location!)
Professor Dena Goodman, University of Michigan: "Science in the Service of a Conquering State, 1793-1814”. The seminar is co-organised with the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), the Departmen of History, and the Office for History of Science. Informal reception after the seminar. Please note! Please register at the latest May 3 to Marie-Christine Skuncke. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

Thursday, May 7

General Seminar – Rhetoric
15.15–17.00; 6:0031
Sofi Qvarnström, KOM, Lund University: "Marknaden som stilfrämjare. Retorisering och mediering av politiska berättelser kring sekelskiftet 1800/1900". See abstract (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!

Tuesday, May 19

Open Public Lecture at Uppsala Municipal Library (Uppsala stadsbibliotek)
18.00-19.00; Uppsala Municipal Library, Kerstin Ekman Hall
Ola Nordenfors: ” ’Det blir vackert där du går’. Om Pär Lagerkvists dikter i Gunnar de Frumeries tonsättningar”

Wednesday, May 20

Uppsala Interdisciplinary 18th Century Seminar
16.15–18.00; English Park Campus - Centre for the Humanities, building 2, room 1024 (Note location!)
PhD Carolina Brown Ahlund, Uppsala University, Campus Gotland: ”Kvinnligt brevskrivande och bekvämlighetskultur i 1700-talets porträtt- och bildkonst”. The seminar is co-organised with the Department of History of Art. Informal reception after the seminar. See abstract (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!

Tuesday, May 26

Node Financing Seminar
12.30; 6-K1031
Given the possibility to apply for node funding from the Faculty of Arts, this seminar provides department applicants with an opportunity to present node projects. The seminar will also provide an opportunity to investigate possible node co-operations.

Colloquium - Literature
15.15–18.00; 6-K1031 (Note location!)
Katarina Båth makes a final presentation of the PhD dissertation Hugskott, luftsprång och vilda bizarrerier. Ironins skiftningar och jagets förvandlingar hos Atterbom, Schlegel och Tieck. Special readers are Anna Bohlin and Roland Lysell. The dissertation will as usual be available at the departement, and may be requested by mail from Katarina Båth. See abstract (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!

June

For further information on the seminars, please read the monthly paper the Bulletin. The standard language of the paper is Swedish. The Bulletinof June.

Thursday, June 4

13.15–17.00; Ihre Hall (Note time and place!)
Mini Symposium: Literary Scholarship, Philosophy, Gender Studies

  • 13.15–14.45 - Guest lecture by Prof. Toril Moi, Duke University: “’Nothing Is Hidden’: Wittgenstein on reading and critique after the hermeneutics of suspicion”. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!
  • 15.30–17.00 - Guest lecture by Prof. Toril Moi, Duke University: “Thinking Through Examples: What Can It Do for Feminist Theory?”. See abstract (in English) in the Bulletin!

Thursday, June 11

General Seminar – Rhetoric
15.15–17.00; 6-0031
Defence of licentiate dissertation: Frida Buhre, Speaking the Anachronisms: Arendt, Politics and Temporality. Examiner is Victoria Fareld, Stockholm University. See abstract (in Swedish) in the Bulletin!