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Eva Borgström

Professor

Eva Borgström
Professor
Comparative literature
eva.borgstrom@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 5277

Room number: D323
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 Eva Borgström

Eva Borgström is professor at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion since January 1, 2010. Previously she served as Research Officer at the National Secretariat for Gender Research and editor for the Nordic Journal of Women's Studies (1999-2000). She has also conducted post-doctoral work at U.C. Berkeley (1996/1997), worked as a researcher on the interdisciplinary research project Femininity-Masculinity at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Gothenburg (1994-1999) and served as Lecturer and Head of the Department of Gender Studies (1992-1994). She is also a singer-songwriter.

Ongoing Research Projects

The Least Expected and Most Feared: Passions Between Women as a Motif in Swedish Literature 1900-1930

At the turn of the 20th century, same-sex love was a demonized and criminalized phenomenon; thus it was almost impossible to write openly and positively about it in fiction. Because of this, authors of the time were forced to establish some sort of protective distance from this potentially dangerous motif. 

During this same period, same-sex love received a great deal of attention from doctors, psychologists and researchers, whose work led to both the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1944 and the development of theories and beliefs that were problematic, especially from a literary point of view. Nonetheless, by the end of this period the literary depiction of the motif had become far more transparent and the project focuses on the processes involved in this transformation.

Making use of queer theory, the project disentangles new aesthetic dimensions in literature, examines depictions of same-sex love and describes how the motif has changed over time. The findings of this study then will be related to those found in my book, Love Story: Passions Between Women as a Motif in Swedish Literature 1830-1900 (2008).

The Least Expected and Most Feared will explore texts of Frida Stéenhoff, Maria Sandel, Elsa Gille, Selma Lagerlöf, Klara Johanson, Lydia Wahlström, Agnes von Krusenstjerna, Gertrud Almqvist, Margareta Suber and Karin Boye. The project is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and spans the years 2010-2012.

Publications

Monographs

  • Forbidden stories: Passions Between Women as a Motif in Swedish Literature 1900-1930 (Berättelser om det förbjudna. Begär mellan kvinnor i svensk litteratur 1900-1935), Makadam 2016.
  • Love Story. Passions between women in 19th century literature, (Kärlekshistoria), Kabusa Böcker, 2008.
  • On the images of women given by women writers in Swedish Romantic literature, (‘Om jag får be om ölost' Kring kvinnliga författares kvinnobilder i svensk romantik), Anamma 1991.


Anthologies, special issues

  • Homophobia today. (Den moderna homofobin), 2011.
  • Two stories of love, (Två berättelser om kärlek), 2006.
  • Intersectionality. (Intersektionalitet.),Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, 2005:2-3.
  • Incomparable Women. Gender transgressions in myth and history, (Makalösa kvinnor. Könsöverskridare i myt och verklighet), 2002.
  • Foundations and futures of Feminist Studies, (Kvinnovetenskapens vadan och varthän), 1996.
  • Lambda Nordica, 1996:1, 1996:2.
  • Queen Christina. Actress on the stages of life and history, (Drottning Kristina. Aktör på historiens och livets scen), 1995.
  • Women in romanticism. Essays on early nineteenth century literature, (Romantikens kvinnor. Studier i det tidiga 1800-talets litteratur), 1990.

Latest publications

Den kvinnliga tvåsamhetens frirum
Eva Borgström, Hanna Markusson Winkvist
Historiskan, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Unveiling the Forbidden: Same-sex Love as a Motif in Lydia Wahlström’s Writing
Eva Borgström
NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Från KVT till TGV
Eva Borgström
Nya röster. Svenska kvinnotidskrifter under 150 år. Red A. Nordenstam, Möklinta, Gidlunds, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

"Romaner, memoarer och kulturens mysterium tremendum"
Eva Borgström
Personligt talat. Biografiska perspektiv i humaniora, Göteborg, Makadam förlag, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Frida Stéenhoff, Ellen Key och den samkönade kärleken
Eva Borgström
Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, Journal article 2012
Journal article

Med ironin som vapen . Om Klara Johansson
Eva Borgström
Könspolitiska nyckeltexter 1 Från äktenskapskritik till sexualupplysning 1839-1930, Göteborg, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Det oinformerade ointressets strategi
Eva Borgström
Den moderna homofobin, Magazine article 2011
Magazine article

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2017

Den kvinnliga tvåsamhetens frirum
Eva Borgström, Hanna Markusson Winkvist
Historiskan, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

2016

Unveiling the Forbidden: Same-sex Love as a Motif in Lydia Wahlström’s Writing
Eva Borgström
NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Journal article 2016
Journal article

2014

Från KVT till TGV
Eva Borgström
Nya röster. Svenska kvinnotidskrifter under 150 år. Red A. Nordenstam, Möklinta, Gidlunds, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

"Romaner, memoarer och kulturens mysterium tremendum"
Eva Borgström
Personligt talat. Biografiska perspektiv i humaniora, Göteborg, Makadam förlag, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

2012

Frida Stéenhoff, Ellen Key och den samkönade kärleken
Eva Borgström
Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, Journal article 2012
Journal article

Med ironin som vapen . Om Klara Johansson
Eva Borgström
Könspolitiska nyckeltexter 1 Från äktenskapskritik till sexualupplysning 1839-1930, Göteborg, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

2011

Det oinformerade ointressets strategi
Eva Borgström
Den moderna homofobin, Magazine article 2011
Magazine article

Showing 1 - 10 of 18

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