Activities Fall 2019
The schedule is continually updated and subject to change. Seminar materials are normally distributed via the KuFo and ISLI mailing lists. Anyone not reached by these lists should feel free to contact us.
Fri 6/9, 13.15–15.00, 1B 309 (Sjöströmsalen): Mock defense. Seminar on Fredrik Svensson’s PhD thesis-in-progress, provisionally entitled “Dust, sunlight, a singing bird”: Cormac McCarthy’s Symbolist Ideology. Opponent Bo G. Ekelund, Associate Professor of English literature at Stockholm University.
Tue 10/9, 10.00–12.00, Minerva: 50% seminar. Alexander Kofod Jensen defends his PhD thesis-in-progress, provisionally entitled The Aesthetics of Evil: Memory and Media in Nazi Perpetrator Fiction. Opponent Dr. Beate Schirrmacher, Linnaeus University.
Thu-Sat 12-14/9, from 13.00 on Thursday to lunch Saturday: The Uses of Aesthetics conference. An international interdisciplinary conference organized by the research group for culture studies KuFo (Kulturvetenskapliga forskargruppen) in celebration of KuFo’s ten-year anniversary.
Tue 1/10, 15.15-17.00, 12B257. KuFo open lecture: Cecilia Parsberg presents her research, We are losers and you have to learn from us. Despite the English title the lecture is in Swedish.
Wed 2/10, 9.00–17.00, Aventinen (9.00-12.00), Minerva (13.00-17.00): KuFo workshop. Work-in-progress workshop with KuFo researchers. Submit texts to Maria no later than 23/9, noon. CANCELLED!
Tue 22/10, 13.15–15.00, Minerva: KuFo seminar with Nadja Neumann, publiceringsstöd. Among other things, she will present Kriterium and news about Open Access.
Tue 22/10, 15.15–17.00, Minerva: KuFo’s Visiting Scholar Isabella Santos Mundim, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, presents her research: Of Resistance, Counter-Memory and Re-existence: Exploring Indigenous Literature in Contemporary Brazil.
The proposed research is directed toward examining the role of literary narratives in imagining and building subaltern identities in the context of current debates around decolonization. I am particularly interested in studying the manner by which indigenous experiences, made invisible in the hegemonic cultural matrix, are rendered visible through the works of brazilian creators. By focusing on selected writings by contemporary indigenous authors, the research seeks to address questions of visibility and representation in ways that might indicate how Brazil’s indigenous literature could help create sites of resistance, counter-memory and re-existence and unwork colonial legacies.
Wed 23/10, 14.00–17.00, Minerva: Mock defense. Seminar on Kari Løvaas' PhD thesis-in-progress. Discussant Mikael van Reis, culture journalist and PhD in comparative literature.
Tue 5/11, 13.15–15.00, Minerva: PhD seminar. Text by Tim Roberts. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
Wed 6/11, 9.00–17.00, Minerva: KuFo workshop. Work-in-progress workshop with KuFo researchers. Submit texts to Maria no later than 28/10, noon.
Tue 19/11, 13.15–15.00, 3A340: PhD seminar. Text by Sebastian Malinowski.
Tue 3/12, 15.00–16.45, 3A340. KuFo internationalization seminar. Seminar for PhD students and early career researchers on experiences of and issues relating to internationalization. Topics covered include stays at the British Library, Fulbright scholarships, and participation in an EU-funded project (TRANSPEER).
Wed 4/12, 9.00–17.00, Aventinen (9.00-12.00), Minerva (13.00-17.00): KuFo workshop. Work-in-progress workshop with KuFo researchers. Submit texts to Maria no later than 25/11, noon.
Tue 10/12, 13.15–15.00, Minerva: PhD seminar. The new Ph.D. students present their dissertation projects.
Wed 11/12, 10.15–11.45, 12A522: PhD seminar. Text by Sophia Liu Fei.