Bo G Ekelund
Previous research

John Gardner’s literary project. Doctoral dissertation about John Gardner’s trajectory through the US literary field of the 1960s and 70s.

Studies in an undead culture. An investigation of recognition scenes in fiction and film of the late 20th century.

Literary Generations and Social Authority: Conditions for authorship in the US 1940-2000.

Transnational strategies in Higher Education. A study of the use of non-Swedish resources in the field of literary scholarship and criticism in Sweden, 1980-2005.

Languages, Education, Society. A study of the field of translations in Sweden.

Current research

Besides on-going and unfinished work in the projects listed above, my present scholarly interest is in anglophone Caribbean literature, and especially spatiality in fiction and poetry from this area, and also a concern with how these literary works “take place” in world literary space. From 2011 I have received funding from the Research Council for the project Geography, society and the symbolic terrain of anglophone Caribbean fiction.


Literary theory, world literature, postcolonial literature, sociology of literature