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Jenny Bergenmar

Senior lecturer

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

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

Introduction: Swedish Women's Writing on Export. Tracing Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century.
Yvonne Leffler, Gunilla Hermansson, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Birgitta Johansson Lindh
Swedish Women's Writing on Export. Trancing Transnatinal Reception in the Nineteenth Century / Yvonne Leffler, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson & Birgitta Johansson Lindh., Göteborg, LIR, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Introduction
Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson, Birgitta Johansson Lindh, Yvonne Leffler
Swedish Women’s Writing on Export: Tracing Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century, Göteborg, LIR.Skrifter, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Selma Lagerlöf och läsarna
Jenny Bergenmar
Andekdot. Det digitala bildningsmagasinet, Other 2019
Other

Managing Uncertainties: Small-scale Crowdsourcing of Author Letters
Jenny Bergenmar
CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 4th Conference (DHN 2019), Copenhagen, Denmark, March 5-8, 2019., [ed] Costanza Navarretta, Manex Agirrezabal, Bente Maegaard, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Gender and Nationality in the French Reception of Selma Lagerlöf 1899-1912
Jenny Bergenmar
Gender and translation: understanding agents in transnational reception. Isis Herrero López, Cecilia Alvstad, Johanna Akujärvi and Synnøve Skarsbø Lindtner (red.), Quebec, Éditions québécoises de l'oevre, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Har feminism och vithetskritik en plats inom digital humaniora?
Jenny Bergenmar
Digital humaniora och om humaniora i en digital tid / Per-Olof Erixon & Julia Pennlert (red.), Göteborg, Bokförlaget Daidalos, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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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2019

Introduction: Swedish Women's Writing on Export. Tracing Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century.
Yvonne Leffler, Gunilla Hermansson, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Birgitta Johansson Lindh
Swedish Women's Writing on Export. Trancing Transnatinal Reception in the Nineteenth Century / Yvonne Leffler, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson & Birgitta Johansson Lindh., Göteborg, LIR, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Introduction
Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson, Birgitta Johansson Lindh, Yvonne Leffler
Swedish Women’s Writing on Export: Tracing Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century, Göteborg, LIR.Skrifter, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Selma Lagerlöf och läsarna
Jenny Bergenmar
Andekdot. Det digitala bildningsmagasinet, Other 2019
Other

Managing Uncertainties: Small-scale Crowdsourcing of Author Letters
Jenny Bergenmar
CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 4th Conference (DHN 2019), Copenhagen, Denmark, March 5-8, 2019., [ed] Costanza Navarretta, Manex Agirrezabal, Bente Maegaard, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

2018

Gender and Nationality in the French Reception of Selma Lagerlöf 1899-1912
Jenny Bergenmar
Gender and translation: understanding agents in transnational reception. Isis Herrero López, Cecilia Alvstad, Johanna Akujärvi and Synnøve Skarsbø Lindtner (red.), Quebec, Éditions québécoises de l'oevre, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

Har feminism och vithetskritik en plats inom digital humaniora?
Jenny Bergenmar
Digital humaniora och om humaniora i en digital tid / Per-Olof Erixon & Julia Pennlert (red.), Göteborg, Bokförlaget Daidalos, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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