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Jenny Bergenmar

Senior lecturer

Jenny Bergenmar
Senior lecturer
Comparative literature
Academic degree: Docent
jenny.bergenmar@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 5223

Room number: H407
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 7 , 412 55 Göteborg


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.lir.gu.se
lir@lir.gu.se

Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Jenny Bergenmar

Jenny Bergenmar is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Senior Lecturer at the department. She is also coordinating the digital humanities master program.

She is currently working on the research project Swedish Women Writers on Export in the 19th Century (with Åsa Arping, Gunilla Hermansson, Birgitta Johansson och Yvonne Leffler), funded by the Swedish Research Council.

2017–2018 she will be working with the digital humanities project Remembering Selma Lagerlöf, funded by The Swedish Foundation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

With Maria Karlsson, Uppsala University, she is also writing a book about the history of reading, using the letters to Selma Lagerlöf from her audience 1890–1940.

Research areas
▪ Digital Humanities
▪ Reception history
▪ Literary history (late Nineteenth Century, early Twentieth Century)
▪ Translation studies
▪ Scholarly editing
▪ Disability Studies, Crip Theory, Posthumanism
▪ Life writing


Ongoing projects
Swedish Women Writers on Export in the 19th Century
The aim of this project is to investigate the export of Swedish literature, the transnational transmission and reception of literary texts in the 19th century. In contrast to the traditional construction of a national literary history, which often acknowledges the impact of foreign literature and literary movements on Swedish literature, this project will produce a new and deeper historical understanding of how literature travels, disseminates, migrates, and is renegotiated in the process. This is done by tracing international reception, e.g. translations, references in the press, texts in encyclopedias and short surveys by means of both close readings and new digital methods of analyzing data. With its main focus on women writers in the international literary market, the project will also confirm women’s importance as cultural mediators across borders. Five authorships have been chosen to illustrate essential periods and dominating genres in this project, as well as specific problems of reception: Julia Nyberg (romantic poetry), Fredrika Bremer and Emilie Flygare-Carlén (the domestic and realistic novel), Anne-Charlotte Leffler (the drama of the Modern Breakthrough), and Selma Lagerlöf (neo-romanticist prose writing around 1900).
The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council
Research team: Yvonne Leffler (PI), Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson, Birgitta Johansson

Web page: Swedish Women Writers on Export

Remembering Selma Lagerlöf
Remembering Selma Lagerlöf is an open science humanities project creating a digital exhibition of letters to and from Selma Lagerlöf s audience. There are thousands of letters to Selma Lagerlöf commenting on the reading of her works, but also on countless other subjects, reflecting historical and societal change, as well as writing and reading practices. The letters also reveal that Lagerlöf often replied. The exhibition will include commented examples of letters from the public, previously digitized in the research project Reading Lagerlöf. Letters from the Public to Selma Lagerlöf 1891–1940, alongside examples of letters from Lagerlöf to her audience. These are practically unknown: whereas the letters to Selma Lagerlöf from her audience were kept by Lagerlöf and later became a part of the Selma Lagerlöf collection at the National Library, her answers remained private property. By way of citizen science, the project aims at collecting examples of those letters, as well as other Lagerlöf memorabilia owned by the public, such as drawings depicting Lagerlöf or motifs in her texts and commercial items reflecting Lagerlöf’s position as a celebrity. Thus the project applies open science in different ways. It makes samples of the collection of letters to Selma Lagerlöf available, alongside research findings from the project Reading Lagerlöf (open access) and it enables citizens participation in research by contributing research material (citizen science).

Previous projects:

2008–2013, researcher in the project Readers Responding to Selma Lagerlöf. The Public’s Letters to the Author 1891-1940. Funded by the The Swedish Foundation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

2008–2012 researcher and technical editor of the Selma Lagerlöf Archive, a digital archive and scholarly edition now available at the Swedish Literature Bank. Funded by The Swedish Foundation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Researcher in the project Narrating Autism about the growing amount of texts by and about people on the spectrum, both autobiographical and fictional. Funded by Anna Ahrenberg's Fund.
 

Major publications

Autism and the Question of the Human
Jenny Bergenmar, H. B. Rosqvist, A. S. Lonngren
Literature and Medicine, 2015

The Reader in History and Letters to the Author. The case of Selma Lagerlöf and her Audience
Jenny Bergenmar, Maria Karlsson
Re-Mapping Lagerlöf. Performance, Intermediality, and European Transmissions / edited by Helena Forsås-Scott, Lisbeth Stenberg & Bjarne Thorup Thomsen., Lund, Nordic Academic Press, 2014

Latest publications

Evidence of Reading? The Swedish Public's Letters to Selma Lagerlöf. Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to the History of Reading
Jenny Bergenmar, Maria Karlsson
Plotting the Reading Experience. Theory, Practice, Politics / Paulette M. Rothbauer, Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad, Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, and Knut Oterholm, editors, Waterloo, Ontario, Wilfred Laurier University Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Tracing Cultural Transfer Through Multiple Translation Analysis. The Case of the Swedish 19th-Century Bourgeois Novel in German and Czech
Jenny Bergenmar, Leif-Jöran Olsson
Digital Literary Studies. International Conference May 14-15 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Methods, Material, Models. Digital Humanities and the Problem of Untranslatability
Jenny Bergenmar
Writing Literary History, University of Leuven, 14-16 september 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Litteraturexperiment. Digital humaniora som undervisningspraktik
Jenny Bergenmar
Litteratur och läsning. Litteraturdidaktikens nya möjligheter, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Autism and the Question of the Human
Jenny Bergenmar, H. B. Rosqvist, A. S. Lonngren
Literature and Medicine, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Peter Degerman, "Litteraturen det är vad man undervisar om". Det svenska litteraturdidaktiska fältet i förvanlding
Jenny Bergenmar
Samlaren : tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

Semantics in Storytelling in Swedish Fiction
Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Mats Malm, Jenny Bergenmar, Ann Ighe
Proceedings of the Digital Access to textual Cultural Heritage (DATeCH)., Conference paper 2014
Conference paper

Digital humaniora vid Humanistiska fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet. En rapport
Jenny Bergenmar, Mats Malm
Göteborg, Humanistiska fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet, Report 2014
Report

Major publications

Autism and the Question of the Human
Jenny Bergenmar, H. B. Rosqvist, A. S. Lonngren
Literature and Medicine, 2015

The Reader in History and Letters to the Author. The case of Selma Lagerlöf and her Audience
Jenny Bergenmar, Maria Karlsson
Re-Mapping Lagerlöf. Performance, Intermediality, and European Transmissions / edited by Helena Forsås-Scott, Lisbeth Stenberg & Bjarne Thorup Thomsen., Lund, Nordic Academic Press, 2014

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2016

Evidence of Reading? The Swedish Public's Letters to Selma Lagerlöf. Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to the History of Reading
Jenny Bergenmar, Maria Karlsson
Plotting the Reading Experience. Theory, Practice, Politics / Paulette M. Rothbauer, Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad, Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, and Knut Oterholm, editors, Waterloo, Ontario, Wilfred Laurier University Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

Tracing Cultural Transfer Through Multiple Translation Analysis. The Case of the Swedish 19th-Century Bourgeois Novel in German and Czech
Jenny Bergenmar, Leif-Jöran Olsson
Digital Literary Studies. International Conference May 14-15 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Methods, Material, Models. Digital Humanities and the Problem of Untranslatability
Jenny Bergenmar
Writing Literary History, University of Leuven, 14-16 september 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Litteraturexperiment. Digital humaniora som undervisningspraktik
Jenny Bergenmar
Litteratur och läsning. Litteraturdidaktikens nya möjligheter, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Autism and the Question of the Human
Jenny Bergenmar, H. B. Rosqvist, A. S. Lonngren
Literature and Medicine, Journal article 2015
Journal article

2014

Peter Degerman, "Litteraturen det är vad man undervisar om". Det svenska litteraturdidaktiska fältet i förvanlding
Jenny Bergenmar
Samlaren : tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

Semantics in Storytelling in Swedish Fiction
Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Mats Malm, Jenny Bergenmar, Ann Ighe
Proceedings of the Digital Access to textual Cultural Heritage (DATeCH)., Conference paper 2014
Conference paper

Digital humaniora vid Humanistiska fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet. En rapport
Jenny Bergenmar, Mats Malm
Göteborg, Humanistiska fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet, Report 2014
Report

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