Sofia Iaffa

Sofia Iaffa Nylén


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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Telephone 08-16 44 80
Visiting address Frescativägen 22B-26
Room 107
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

PhD student since September 2017. My research interests are 20th Century literature, mainly Hispanic exile and/or censored narratives, and the relations between literature, society and politics.


My PhD project deals with Hispanic prose, written by Latin American writers in exile during the late 20th Century. I study how literary works are influenced by and produced through persecution, exile and censorship, and how these phenomena take form in literature from Cono Sur (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay). Parting from a discussion of exile, as political and physical reality for the writers but also as theoretical and literary concept, I study the writings of Cristina Feijóo, Cristina Peri Rossi and Griselda Gambaro, amongst others. This literature poses questions about literary political activism, memory, multilingualism and rasism in the West and dramatizes in different ways the period in history when the various dictatorships in Latin America during the 1970's and 80's forced a large number of people to migrate - not the least to Sweden.  



Frida Beckman, Anna Jörngården



Latin American literature, the short story genre (el cuento), sociology of literature, exile, censorship, critical theory, decolonial theory, intersectionality



Som på film, a translation of the short story Como en las películas (1995) by Cristina Feijóo in Karavan nr. 2 2018

"Nödvändigheten att vittna och viljan att tala om annat", article in Karavan nr. 2 2018

“My Insides Were Like a House”: A Study of Body and Space in Mercè Rodoreda’s La Placa del Diamant, master thesis (Stockholm University 2016) 

"Talande motstånd" - tystnad, talan och våld i Griselda Gambaros Ganarse la muerte (1976), article in Ordkonst 01-06-2014

Last updated: November 21, 2018

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