English literature – our research
Research in English Literature at Karlstad University ranges over a wide historical time-span, and draws on a multiplicity of methodical and theoretical approaches. Regardless of whether it deals with letters and poems from the Renaissance or novels and films from last year, our work shares a commitment to historicization, that is, to the effort of thinking the present through the past, and the past through the present. While we are interested in how literature and other imaginative forms of expression have contributed to shaping our understanding of language, identity, and ideology throughout history, our work is motivated also by our amazement at literature’s capacity to be an endless source of joy.
Research and supervision expertise
- American Literature (Holmgren Troy, Svensson, Wijkmark)
- Renaissance Studies (Bergvall, Swärdh)
- Speculative Fiction (Holmgren Troy, Nyström, Wijkmark)