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  • 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.

  • Spanish newspapers described Lagerlöf as motherly and traditional

    [29 Nov 2018] She was called "grandma" and considered the epitome of "the Scandinavian race". Research from the University of Gothenburg shows how Spanish newspaper described Selma Lagerlöf after she received the Nobel Prize in 1909.

  • Professor Mats Malm new member of the Swedish Academy

    [19 Oct 2018] At its meeting on Thursday, the Swedish Academy decided to appoint Mats Malm, Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg, to become a new member.

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