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Gunilla Hermansson

Professor

Gunilla Hermansson
Professor
Comparative literature
gunilla.hermansson@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 4558

Room number: H307
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: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 Göteborg

About Gunilla Hermansson

Presentation

I have been researcher and senior lecturer at LIR since 2009, professor since 2016.

Background

I studied Nordic literature at the University of Copenhagen and received my Ph.D.-degree in 2003 with a thesis on C.J.L. Almqvist’s Törnrosens bok (1833-1851).

Before I came to Gothenburg, I worked as an editor of the collected works of H.C. Andersen, at the Society for Danish Language and Literature. I also conducted a postdoctoral research project on Danish and Swedish romanticism at the University of Copenhagen.

Research

My research has a distinctly Nordic profile and it has been devoted mostly to romantic, early avant-garde and modernist literature.

A common denominator is a historical interest, including the theory and problems of literary historiography, as well as an effort to combine close readings with theoretical reflections on the relationships between form, ideology and aesthetics.

Among my publications, the four monographs could be mentioned:

  • Mellem det korte og det lange. Undersøgelser af dansk 1990’er-prosa (1999, In between the short and the long. Studies of Danish fiction of the 1990s)
  • At fortælle verden. En studie i C.J.L. Almqvists Törnrosens bok (2006, Narrating the world, a study of C.J.L. Almqvist’s Törnrosens bok)
  • Lyksalighedens øer. Møder mellem poesi, religion og erotik i dansk og svensk romantik (2010, Isles of Felicity. Crossings of poetry, religion and eroticism in Danish and Swedish Romanticism, 2010)
  • Modernisternas prosa och expressionisme. Studier i nordisk modernism 1910–1930 (2015, The Modernist's Prose and Expressionism).

I am part of the editorial board for Romantik – Journal for the Study of Romanticisms (Nordic Association for the Study of Romanticism: http://romantikstudier.dk/ )

2015-2017 I am member of the review panel for aesthetical disciplines in the Swedish Research Council.

I am subject representative (ämnesordförande) for comparative literature at the department 2016-2017.

Teaching

I have taught classes in all levels, mostly historical subjects, but also courses in literary theory and methodology.
 

Current research

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 encyclopaedias and short surveys etc., and by means of both close readings and digital methods of analysing 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

To the web page "Swedish Women Writers on Export"

Project blog: http://swedishwomenwriters.wordpress.com/

 

 

Latest publications

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

Julia Nyberg / Euphrosyne: Romantic Poetry, World Literature, and Superficial Reception
Gunilla Hermansson
Swedish Women's Writing on Export: Tracing Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century / Yvonne Leffler, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson & Birgitta Johansson Lindh, Gothenburg, LIR.skrifter, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

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

Hagar Olsson and the Soldier of Modernism - War, Brutality and Borders in the Interwar Period
Gunilla Hermansson
A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950 / Editors: Benedikt Hjartarson, Andrea Kollnitz, Per Stounbjerg and Tania Ørum, Leiden, Boston, Brill Rodopi, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

"Vårvindar friska" och världen
Gunilla Hermansson
Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Almqvist, Euphrosyne och problemet med världslitteraturen
Gunilla Hermansson
Almqvistvariationer : receptionsstudier och omläsningar / red.: Anders Burman & Jon Viklund., Göteborg, Makadam, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Christina Juliana (Julia) Nyberg (Euphrosyne)
Gunilla Hermansson
Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Encyclopedia entry 2018
Encyclopedia entry

Poesi och politik 1800–1870
Åsa Arping, Gunilla Hermansson
Nordens litteratur, red. Margareta Petersson & Rikard Schönström, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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2019

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

Julia Nyberg / Euphrosyne: Romantic Poetry, World Literature, and Superficial Reception
Gunilla Hermansson
Swedish Women's Writing on Export: Tracing Transnational Reception in the Nineteenth Century / Yvonne Leffler, Åsa Arping, Jenny Bergenmar, Gunilla Hermansson & Birgitta Johansson Lindh, Gothenburg, LIR.skrifter, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

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

Hagar Olsson and the Soldier of Modernism - War, Brutality and Borders in the Interwar Period
Gunilla Hermansson
A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950 / Editors: Benedikt Hjartarson, Andrea Kollnitz, Per Stounbjerg and Tania Ørum, Leiden, Boston, Brill Rodopi, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

2018

"Vårvindar friska" och världen
Gunilla Hermansson
Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Almqvist, Euphrosyne och problemet med världslitteraturen
Gunilla Hermansson
Almqvistvariationer : receptionsstudier och omläsningar / red.: Anders Burman & Jon Viklund., Göteborg, Makadam, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Christina Juliana (Julia) Nyberg (Euphrosyne)
Gunilla Hermansson
Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Encyclopedia entry 2018
Encyclopedia entry

2017

Poesi och politik 1800–1870
Åsa Arping, Gunilla Hermansson
Nordens litteratur, red. Margareta Petersson & Rikard Schönström, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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