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Åsa Arping

Professor

Åsa Arping
Professor
Comparative literature
asa.arping@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 4390

Room number: J663
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 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 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Åsa Arping

Presentation

Professor (PhD, Docent) in Comparative Literature since 2016

I have held courses in Comparative literature since 1999, in teacher eduation, literature and gender, in cultural studies (Children and youth culture and criticism) and journalism (essay writing). In recent years I have been involved in several interdisciplinary second and third cycle courses at the department and the faculty, concerning literary criticism and literary theory. I am also tutoring exam essays and supervisor of two post graduates.

As Associate Head of Department for Education (2011–2016) I was responsible for the department’s strategic educational planning and quality work.

I have had several assignments outside the university, as member of a working group distributing grants for translated literature in the Swedish Arts Council (2000–2003), as member of the August Prize jury (The Swedish Publisher’s Association, 2008–2010).

In 2002–2005 I was editor of Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift [Journal for Women’s Studies]. She is currently Editor in Chief of Kriterium.

Research interests

  • Literature in relation to gender, class and intersectionality
  • Literary criticism (reviewing) and essay writing
  • Literary history writing and canon formation
  • Critical editing
  • Swedish and British 19th century fiction

Projects with external funding

  1. Swedish Women Writers on Export in the Nineteenth Century, project in collaboration with Professor Yvonne Leffler, PhD Jenny Bergenmar, Docent Gunilla Hermansson och PhD Birgitta Johansson Lindh. Swedish Research Council
  2. Writing Gothenburg on the Map (in collaboration with Docent Olle Widhe and PhD Kristina Hermansson, GPS400). Anna Ahrenberg Foundation
  3. Doing Class: Intersectional Encounters in Swedish Contemporary Fiction (2000–2020) Riksbankens jubileumsfond
    This project investigates how class is depicted in Swedish contemporary fiction. Based on literature’s ability to uncover and renegotiate societal as well as emotional and artistic processes, it examines how class is charged with new political meanings and aesthetic expression. The aim is deeper knowledge of the political role of art and post-industrial society’s obscured images of class, as perceptions of work, identity, life style and the welfare state are rapidly changing. In the analyses, class is treated as performative and relational, but also as a set of specific experiences. Theoretically, the study combines norm-critical perspectives, cultural- and textual analysis, and aspects of affect theory and sociology of culture. An intersectional approach is used, with an enhanced awareness of how class interacts with gender and ethnicity. The result will be an academic volume in Swedish and a synthesising peer-reviewed journal article in English. The project includes a one-month research stay at SDU, Odense, in “The Uses of Literature”-programme.

Editorial assignments

  • 1997–1998: member of the editorial committee for Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap (Journal for Comparative Literature).
  • 2000–2002: member of the editorial committee for Ord & Bild.
  • 2002–2005: Editor of Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift (Journal for Women’s Studies), and until 2006 member of the editorial board.
  • 2006–2009: Editor of Litteraturens historia i Sverige (The History of Literature in Sweden), together with Prof. Anna Williams (Uppsala), FD Annika Olsson (Stockholm) and Maria Sjödin, publisher at Norstedts.
  • 2008–2010: Member of the editorial committee for the series Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Litteratursällskapet (Works edited by the Swedish Literary Society)
  • 2010–2011: Editor of the department’s writing series
  • 2013–: Editorial Board Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap
  • 2014–: Advisory Board Nordistica Tartuensia (NT)
  • 2017–: Editor in Chief of Kriterium

Selected publications

Monographs

* 2013: ”Hvad gör väl namnet?”. Anonymitet och varumärkesbyggande i svensk litteraturkritik 1820–50 [What’s in a Name: Anonymity and Branding in Swedish Literary Criticism 1820–50], Stockholm/Göteborg: Makadam (350 s)
* 2002: Den anspråksfulla blygsamheten. Auktoritet och genus i 1830-talets svenska romandebatt [diss.] [Pretentious Modesty: Authority and Gender in the 1830s debate on the Novel in Sweden], Eslöv: Symposion (304 s)


Edited volumes

* 2019: Swedish Women’s Writing on Export: Tracing Transnational Reception in the Ninetenth Century, ed. Yvonne Leffler, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermanson & Birgitta Johansson Lindh, Göteborg: lir.skrifter 10 (372 s)
* 2016: Fredrika Bremer, Hertha, eller En själs historia, eds. Åsa Arping & Gunnel Furuland, Stockholm: Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet (364 s)
* 2016: ”inte kan jag berätta allas historia?”. Föreställningar om nordisk arbetarlitteratur, eds. Beata Agrell, Åsa Arping, Christer Ekholm & Magnus Gustafson, Göteborg: lir.skrifter (254 s)
* 2016: Humanister i fält. Metoder och möjligheter, eds. Åsa Arping, Christer Ekholm & Katarina Leppänen, Göteborg: lir.skrifter.varia (176 s)
* 2014: En dag i Dublin. Om James Joyces Ulysses, eds. Åsa Arping & Mats Jansson, Göteborg: LIR.Skrifter.Varia (239 s)
* 2013: Litteraturens historia i Sverige, sjätte upplagan, eds. Olsson, Algulin et al, Lund: Studentlitteratur (640 s)
* 2010: Genusvetenskapliga litteraturanalyser, eds. Åsa Arping och Anna Nordenstam, Lund: Studentlitteratur (259 s)
* 2009: Litteraturens historia i Sverige, red. Olsson, Algulin et al, Stockholm: Norstedts (640 s)
* 2008: Kritikens dimensioner. En festskrift till Tomas Forser, eds. Åsa Arping och Mats Jansson, Stockholm/Stehag: Symposion (520 s)
* 2008: Moderniteter. En vänbok till Ingrid Holmquist, eds. Åsa Arping, Anna Nordenstam och Kajsa Widegren, Göteborg: Makadam (342 s)
* 2005: Feministiska litteraturanalyser 1972–2002, eds. Åsa Arping och Anna Nordenstam, Lund: Studentlitteratur (472 s)
* 2001: Mig törstar! Studier i Fredrika Bremers spår, eds. Åsa Arping & Birgitta Ahlmo-Nilsson, Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag (295 s)
* 2001: Ung och stolt. Antologi, eds. Åsa Arping, Anna Nordenstam och Anna Williams, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell (208 s)
* 2000: Fredrika Bremer, Famillen H***, ed. Åsa Arping, Stockholm: Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet (242 s)

Latest publications

Textkritisk kommentar
Åsa Arping
Fredrika Bremer, ”Hertha, eller En själs historia”. Utgiven av Åsa Arping och Gunnel Furuland, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Inledning
Åsa Arping
Fredrika Bremer, ”Hertha, eller En själs historia”, Utgiven av Åsa Arping och Gunnel Furuland, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Fredrika Bremer, Hertha, eller En själs historia
Åsa Arping, Gunnel Furuland
Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Text critical edition 2020
Text critical edition

Järnvägsromanen
Åsa Arping
Anekdot: Det digitala bildningsmagasinet, Magazine article 2020
Magazine article

Inledning
Åsa Arping
Fredrika Bremer, Famillen H***, utgiven med inledning och kommentarer av Åsa Arping, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Textkritisk kommentar
Åsa Arping
Fredrika Bremer, Famillen H***, utgiven med inledning och kommentarer av Åsa Arping, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Replik: Sluta killgissa om humanioras kris
Åsa Arping
Göteborgs-Posten 15 oktober, Newspaper article 2019
Newspaper article

”The Miss Austen of Sweden”. Fredrika Bremer’s Transatlantic Triumph in the Age of Reprint
Åsa Arping
Swedish Women’s Writing on Export: Tracing Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century / Yvonne Leffler, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson & Birgitta Johansson Lindh., Göteborg, LIR.Skrifter, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

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2020

Textkritisk kommentar
Åsa Arping
Fredrika Bremer, ”Hertha, eller En själs historia”. Utgiven av Åsa Arping och Gunnel Furuland, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Inledning
Åsa Arping
Fredrika Bremer, ”Hertha, eller En själs historia”, Utgiven av Åsa Arping och Gunnel Furuland, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Fredrika Bremer, Hertha, eller En själs historia
Åsa Arping, Gunnel Furuland
Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Text critical edition 2020
Text critical edition

Järnvägsromanen
Åsa Arping
Anekdot: Det digitala bildningsmagasinet, Magazine article 2020
Magazine article

2019

Inledning
Åsa Arping
Fredrika Bremer, Famillen H***, utgiven med inledning och kommentarer av Åsa Arping, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Textkritisk kommentar
Åsa Arping
Fredrika Bremer, Famillen H***, utgiven med inledning och kommentarer av Åsa Arping, Stockholm, Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Replik: Sluta killgissa om humanioras kris
Åsa Arping
Göteborgs-Posten 15 oktober, Newspaper article 2019
Newspaper article

”The Miss Austen of Sweden”. Fredrika Bremer’s Transatlantic Triumph in the Age of Reprint
Åsa Arping
Swedish Women’s Writing on Export: Tracing Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century / Yvonne Leffler, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson & Birgitta Johansson Lindh., Göteborg, LIR.Skrifter, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

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