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Mats Jansson

Professor

Mats Jansson
Professor
Comparative literature
mats.jansson@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 4135

Room number: E314b
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 Mats Jansson

My research has mainly dealt with modernism, literary criticism, T.S. Eliot and intermediality. In my doctoral thesis Tradition och förnyelse (1991) I analyze the Swedish critical and lyrical reception of Eliot in order to demonstrate Eliot’s seminal importance for the development of Swedish lyrical modernism in the 1930s and 1940s. In Kritisk tidsspegel (1998) I focus on the role and function of literary criticism relative to the general breakthrough of Swedish lyrical modernism in the 1940s; here various theoretical approaches to the concept of ‘literary criticism’ were combined with empirical research. My monograph Den siste barden (2005) investigates the writings of the Swedish modernist, poet and painter Sven Alfons (1918–96). The notion of ‘intertextuality’ proves to be central to the analysis of his poetry and its relations to tradition. Furthermore, the concepts of ‘persona’ and ‘dramatic monologue’ turn out to be central in Alfons’s aesthetics. In addition, Alfons’s own paintings are found to be concordant with his poetry in their willingness to quote from pictorial sources and from literature. Focussing on the concept of ‘ekphrasis’ Poetens blick (2014) investigates the use of this mode of expression in Swedish poetry from the Romantic era through Modernism and Postmodernism. Furthermore, ekphrastic poetry opens up to specific semiotic, hermeneutical and phenomenological questions that I address. I am currently engaged in a project on the relationship between photography and literature in the Modernist era.

"Retelling the painting" – a presentation of Poetens blick. Ekfras i svensk lyrik 

Latest publications

Bengt Holmqvist, nykritiken och F.J. Billeskov Jansen
Mats Jansson
En ny kritik / Jens L. Jørgensen, Louise Mønster & Michael K. Schmidt (red.), Hellerup, Spring, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Ekphrasis and Digital Media
Mats Jansson
Poetics Today, Journal article 2018
Journal article

De egna teckningarna blir omslag
Mats Jansson
Parnass, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

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2005

rec. av Leif Friberg: Från sonett till drömtext. Gunnar Björlings väg mot modernismen
Mats Jansson
Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, Book review 2005
Book review

Ord och bild – bild och ord. Om konstarternas relationer hos Sven Alfons
Mats Jansson
Litteratur og visuell kultur, Conference contribution 2005
Conference contribution

Den siste barden. Ord och bild hos Sven Alfons
Mats Jansson
Stockholm/Stehag, Symposion, Book 2005
Book

2004

From Genre to Text: The Dramatic Monologue in Swedish Lyrical Modernism
Mats Jansson
European and Nordic Modernisms, Norwich, Norvik Press, Chapter in book 2004
Chapter in book

European and Nordic Modernisms
Mats Jansson, Jakob Lothe, Hannu Riikonen
Norwich, Norvik Press, Edited book 2004
Edited book

2003

Gunnar Ekelöf; Erik Lindegren; Modernism in Scandinavia; Edith Södergran; Tomas Tranströmer
Mats Jansson
Encyclopedia of Literary Modernism, Westport, Greenwood Press, Other 2003
Other

'Genuine' and 'False' Modernism: On the Early History of a Concept
Mats Jansson
Literary Sinews: Essays in Honour of Bjørn Tysdahl, Oslo, Novus Press, Chapter in book 2003
Chapter in book

Hundra år av Mesterton
Mats Jansson
Göteborgs-Posten, Magazine article 2003
Magazine article

2002

T.S. Eliot: Om kritik. Inledning, översättning, kommentarer
Mats Jansson
Stockholm/Stehag, Symposion, Other 2002
Other

Winckelmanns död: till frågan om ord och bild
Mats Jansson
Humaniora – en akademisk fråga. Humanistdag-boken nr 15, Conference contribution 2002
Conference contribution

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