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Biosketch: Assoc. Prof. Anna Nordenstam

Anna Nordenstam is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Department of Literature, Historical Studies at the University of Gothenburg. Nordenstam’s research has been done in the field of literary historiography, life writing (letters) and women's magazines. She has also been specializing in child and adolescent fiction. She has recently published the book From fables to the manga. Literature History and didactic perspective in children's literature (2010), (together with Boglind). She is interested in the research on literature education, gender issues and intersectionality.

Current research activity

Nordenstam is currently working with the research project "Gender and Science. The Development of Women's Literature Studies, in Sweden 1965–1985", financied by Vetenskapsrådet (2008–2011)

The purpose of the project Gender and Science is to map and analyze the growth of women's literature studies in Sweden during 1965–1985. The project also gives a view into the Nordic region. The project claims to examine the definition of such studies, and whether or not they encompass a specific theory and method. By tracing how the field has developed - from analysis of gender roles to broader studies of women's literature - the study gives new perspectives on a highly relevant period of Comparative Literature. The project turns to a wider discussion of science and ideology, and also to inquire into relationships between the women's movement of the time, federal gender-equality policies, and the academy.

Recent publications

2011 ”Äldre svenska kvinnotidskrifter”, portaltext, http://www.ub.gu.se/kvinn/, (11 000 words) (forthcoming)

2011 ”’Då finns det alltså bara ett sovrum?’ En studie om flickor och klass i tre nyare svenska ungdomsromaner, i Svenskläraren. Tidskrift för svenskundervisning 2011:1, s. 20–25.

2010 Från fabler till manga. Litteraturhistoriska och didaktiska perspektiv på barn- och ungdomslitteratur, (with Ann Boglind), Gleerups förlag (422 s)

2010 Genusvetenskapliga litteraturanalyser, red. Åsa Arping & Anna Nordenstam, Studentlitteratur (259 s)

2009 "Utblick. Fruntimmerspress. En tidskrift för kvinnliga läsare", i Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, 2009:4, s. 116–122

2008 Genus och arkiv, Rapport, Vetenskapsrådet, Stockholm (33 s)

2008 "Genusforskningens gränser i ett nordiskt litteraturhistoriskt perspektiv", i Gränser i nordisk litteratur, IASS XXXVI 2006, Vol. II, utgivare Zilliacus, red. Grönstrand & Gustafsson, (s. 609–616)

2008 ”’Jag tar av mej kavajen’. Om genus och sexualitet i Ninni Holmquists novell ’Kostym’”, i Moderniteter. Text, bild, kön. En vänbok till Ingrid Holmquist, red. Arping, Nordenstam, Widegren, Makadam, Göteborg/Stockholm, (s. 43–57)

2008 Moderniteter. Text, bild, kön. En vänbok till Ingrid Holmquist, red. Åsa Arping, Anna Nordenstam, Kajsa Widegren, Makadam förlag (344 s.)

2008 ”Internationella influenser. The English Woman’s Journal och Tidskrift för hemmet pionjäråret 1858–1859”, i Kritikens dimensioner. Festskrift till Tomas Forser, red. Arping & Jansson, Stockholm/Stehag, (s. 69–82)

2008 Moderniteter. Text, bild, kön. En vänbok till Ingrid Holmquist, red. Åsa Arping, Anna Nordenstam, Kajsa Widegren, Makadam förlag (344 s.)

2007 "Forskaren och brevet. Sophie Adlersparre som brevskrivare", i Den litterära textens förändringar. Studier tillägnad Stina Hansson, red. Stefan Ekman, Mats Malm & Lisbeth Stenberg, Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion, Stockholm/Stehag, (s. 208–218)

2005 "The Margin and the Center. Two Perspective on the Early Pioneering Women in Swedish Literary Historiography", i Gendered Academia. Wissenschaft und Geschlechterdifferenz 1890–1945, Herausgegeben von Miriam Kauko, Sylvia Mieszkowski und Alexandra Tischel, Wallstein Verlag , Göttingen, (s. 169–193)

Anna Nordenstam. Foto: Thomas Melin/GU

Anna Nordenstam

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