Research in Comparative Literature
Research is pursued by doctoral students and lecturers, individually and in various projects and areas. Disciplinary research has a focus on boundary-crossing in terms of theme, content and interdisciplinarity, for instance, and many of the individual projects are linked to this field. All the researchers are also members of the Culture Studies Research Group (KuFo).
Kufos research seminar series is open to anyone interested and takes place once a month. It is a forum for discussion of current research, doctoral works-in-progress and research articles. Researchers from other universities are also invited to present their research. In addition, the Culture Studies Research Group organise faculty seminars with internal and external researchers and discussions on theoretical texts of relevance to the research group.
We also cooperate with literature departments at other universities in various ways, e.g. information of doctoral studentships, doctoral courses, conferences etc.
CULTURE STUDIES RESEARCH GROUP
The Culture Studies Research Group (KuFo) was established in 2009, through a merger of the Narrativity group and the Memory group, which were formed around 2002. From the start the ambition was to gather researchers at Karlstad University with an interest in culture studies and has since functioned as an interdisciplinary platform and research cooperation in the field, especially in the humanities. Researchers from English (literature and linguistics), comparative literature, intercultural communication, cultural studies and human geography are members of the group. The joint doctoral seminar in English and comparative studies is linked to KuFo.