Dienstag, 26. Juni 2018, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

Migrants and Literature in Finland and Sweden

Guest lecture by Ao. Prof. Satu Gröndahl (University of Uppsala, Sweden)

EVSL Abteilung Finno-Ugristik, Campus Hof 7.2
Campus Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7.2, 1090 Wien


Associate Professor Satu Gröndahl (University of Uppsala, Sweden) presents the anthology Migrants and Literature in Finland and Sweden, to be published in autumn 2018 by Finnish Literature Society. The volume explores the ways in which transcultural connections have affected the national self-understanding in the Swedish and Finnish context. It also presents comparative aspects on the reception of literary works and explores the intersectional perspectives of identities including class, gender, ethnicity, ‘race’ and disability. Further, it demonstrates the complexity of grouping literatures according to nation and ethnicity. The case-studies are divided into three chapters: II ‘Generational Shifts’, III ‘Reception and Multicultural Perspectives’ and IV ‘Writing Migrant Identities’. The anthology includes articles written by ten scholars in Finland and Sweden.


Satu Gröndahl will also discuss her own article in the anthology, ‘Sweden-Finnish Literature: Generational and Cultural Changes’. The article presents a general, historical survey of selected works by different generations of Sweden-Finnish authors.

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EVSL Abteilung Finno-Ugristik


Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL)
Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
4277 43019