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Matilda Amundsen Bergström

Doctoral student

Matilda Amundsen Bergström
Doctoral student
matilda.amundsen.bergstrom@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 5798

Room number: H422B
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 41256 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: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 Göteborg

About Matilda Amundsen Bergström

I have been working on my doctoral thesis in comparative literature since September 2014. In my thesis, I explore the conditions that shaped early modern women poets' careers, and how some of these poets successfully published poetical works. How did they create rhetorical space in a world where, theoretically, they could not exist? How did they present themselves in order to be accepted by their readers and critics? How did others present them? What did they have to say about women poets in general, and about themselves specifically?

My study centers on three poets from different countries and centuries: French Louise Labé (1522-1566), English Katherine Philips (1632-1664) and Swedish Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (1718-1763). My methodological point of departure is an interesting parallell between the three writers: they all presented themselves, or were presented as, "the new Sappho". They were not the only ones to be called reincarnations of the ancient poet. This was a popular title for female poets in Europe from the 16th century until our days. What role does the connection to Sappho play in Labé's, Philips' and Nordenflycht's work and in their self fashioning as women poets? What part did Sappho play, and why was she important?

In addition to my thesis, I work as coordinator for The Early Modern Seminar at The University of Gothenburg. Currently, the seminar is organizing the interdisciplinary conference Faking it. Forgery and Fabrication in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture, which will take place August 15-17 2019.

 

Latest publications

Internship as a Mean for Integration. A Critical Study
Hala Alaraj, Majsa Allelin, Matilda Amundsen Bergström, Camilla Brudin Borg
Journal of International Migration and Integration, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Peritextuella gränsland
Matilda Amundsen Bergström
Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Meningens motstånd
Meri Alarcón, Matilda Amundsen Bergström, Tania Kaveh, Vilde Andrea Pettersen
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Edited book 2014
Edited book

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2019

Internship as a Mean for Integration. A Critical Study
Hala Alaraj, Majsa Allelin, Matilda Amundsen Bergström, Camilla Brudin Borg
Journal of International Migration and Integration, Journal article 2019
Journal article

2016

2015

Peritextuella gränsland
Matilda Amundsen Bergström
Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, Journal article 2015
Journal article

2014

Meningens motstånd
Meri Alarcón, Matilda Amundsen Bergström, Tania Kaveh, Vilde Andrea Pettersen
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Edited book 2014
Edited book

Showing 1 - 5 of 5

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