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  • Nineteenth century Swedish women writers wrote international best-sellers

    [11 Sep 2019] Emilie Flygare-Carlén and Fredrika Bremer were translated and distributed far and wide beyond Sweden¿s borders in ten times greater volumes than the works of Carl Jonas Love Almqvist. But it is predominantly Almqvist who lives on in Sweden¿s literary history. A research group at the University of Gothenburg has shown that a number of Swedish women writers were best-selling celebrities in the nineteenth century.

  • Mats Malm new Permanent Secretary in the Swedish Academy

    [26 Apr 2019] Mats Malm, Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg, is appointed new Permanent Secretary in the Swedish Academy. "The effort to change the Academy has come a long way, and that effort will continue," says Mats Malm.

  • New course on woman thinkers in 17th century Europe

    [18 Mar 2019] The 17th century was a time of new ideas about nature, ethics, art and politics - but it was mostly men's voices that made themselves heard. A new course at the University of Gothenburg shines a light on woman philosophers and writers. "Their writing can feel freer, more entertaining and more rebellious", says historian of ideas Cecilia Rosengren.

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