Lydia Wistisen

Lydia Wistisen


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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

PhD. in literature 2017, Stockholm University. 


At the department, I mostly teach children’s and young adult literature but also feminist and modern literary history. 


My research concerns young adult literature and the relationship between text, space and identity.

In my doctoral thesis Gångtunneln: Urbana erfarenheter i svensk ungdomslitteratur 1890–2010 (2017) I show that the urban experience is a fundamental part of the development of the Swedish young adult novel by analysing city representations in Swedish young adult literature from 1890 to 2010. By suggestion that there is a strong bond between the notion of the urban and that of adolescence this study examines continuity and change in representations of coming-of-age, focusing especially on intersections between age, gender, class, ethnicity and sexuality.

In 2018 I am starting a postdoctoral project concerning youth culture in post war literature. I am also interested in literary representations of the large scale post-war modernist housing areas in Europe.

I review children’s and young adult literature for Dagens Nyheter and are a part of the editorial board of Barnelitterært Forskningstidsskrift

Last updated: May 10, 2019

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