In this lecture Toril Moi will argue that Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle represents something new in literary history. She reads My Struggle as a writer's search for a new form, an attempt to find an answer to the question: What comes after postmodernism? She shows that Knausgaard's concept of form is utterly at odds with the traditional concept of form developed by literary critics in the wake of modernism. That concept was formalist: it made us believe that form can be discussed without reference to meaning, effects, content, feelings, experiences and so on. Through an attentive reading of My Struggle, Toril Moi raises the question of wether it is possible to develop a non-formalist notion of literary form.
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You are warmly welcome to this research seminar focusing on Nordic film and television of the past two decades, with particular emphasis on works that have gained international circulation and attention. Presentations and discussions will primarily highlight narrative, aesthetic and cultural aspects of these works, aiming to discern challenges, perspectives and possibilities for further studies of contemporary New Nordic Cinema cultures.
Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen - Lund and Einar Hansens Allhemsstiftelse is proud to announce that the the Einar Hansen Speaker of 2019 is the distinguished literary scholar Toril Moi! It will take place at Lund University on October 7, 2019.
The schedule is finally set and published for the CSS Conference 2019: "Scandinavian Languages and Literatures World Wide – Prospects and Challenges". A more complete programme with presentation of speakers and abstracts will follow closer to the conference, as well as information about the three keynote adresses.
Expanded descriptions of the topic suggestions to the CSS Conference 2019: Scandinavian Languages and Literatures in the World – Prospects and Challenges (May 16-18) is now published on the conference website. The topics are not to be seen as limitations on the content of your presentations but as inspiration. If you have suggestions of other topics or perhaps a panel session we are happy to receive them!
The recordings from the CSS Symposium "Nordens litteratur i världen" (Nordic World Literature), held in Lund in May this year, is now finally edited and published on CSS Youtube channel. The lectures are in English, Swedish and Danish. Click here to see your favorite lecture again or to enjoy them for the first time!
Call for abstracts is now out for our conference “Scandinavian Languages and Literatures in the World – Possibilities and Challenges”, held in Lund in May 2019!
Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen – Lund is proud to once again invite scholars from around the world to Lund university and to the next installment of our biannual international conference! The second conference will take place between May 16th-18th 2019 and it is titled "Scandinavian Languages and Literatures World Wide – Prospects and Challenges".
A symposium based on a new concept and field of research called Nordic World Literature, held at Lund University and hosted by CSS together with Föreningen Norden, Lund and Lundensiska litteratursällskapet.