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Sofia Lodén

Researcher

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Works at Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Telephone 08-16 23 69
Email sofia.loden@su.se
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B
Room B558
Postal address Romanska och klassiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Pro Futura  Scientia Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

M.A. in French (including also Nordic Languages, Literature, Philosophy and Latin) at Stockholm University in 2006. Ph.D. in French at Stockholm University in 2012 (in joint supervision, co-tutelle, with University of Provence). Doctoral dissertation: Le chevalier courtois à la rencontre de la Suède médiévale: Du Chevalier au lion à Herr Ivan. Since 2018, I am a Pro Futura Scientia XII fellow, funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.

Areas of research interest

Medieval French Literature, Medieval Scandinavian Literature, Arthurian Literature, Courtly Literature, Comparative Literature, History of Women, Space in Medieval Literature, Translation Studies, Images of the Middle Ages in Modern Literature.

Conference organization

Co-organizer of the conference Les littératures vernaculaires de l’Europe médiévale et la question des frontières, Mulhouse, October 2016.

Co-organizer of the conference The Eufemiavisor and Courtly Culture: Time, Texts and Cultural Transfer, Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University, October 2012.

Co-organizer of the network meeting Translatio, Stockholm University, October 2012.

Co-organizer of the network meeting Translatio, Stockholm University, January 2011.

Teaching

French I: Culture and Society in France, Stockholm University

French I: Female Voices in French Literature, Stockholm University

French I: Oral Proficiency, Stockholm University

French Preparatory Course: Listening Comprehension and Oral Proficiency, Stockholm University

Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Stockholm University

The Eufemiavisor and Courtly Culture, Stockholm University

Lingua svedese I-II, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Supervision of undergraduate academic papers in French, Stockholm University.

Research

My research project is entitled “The Europeanization of Culture in the Middle Ages: Moving Borders and Landscapes in Arthurian Romance”. I am interested in the natural world of the Arthurian romance and what it can tell us about borders in medieval Europe. I consider the romance in a pan-European perspective and take into account texts written in several different vernaculars. 

I am also co-directing (with Vanessa Obry) an international research project on the European tradition of Floire and Blancheflor.

Publications

A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2019. Sofia Lodén, Vanessa Obry.

    Dans l’espace européen médiéval, les hommes et les textes circulent, franchissent les frontières des royaumes et les barrières linguistiques. Les contributions réunies ici s’intéressent à la perception des limites entre les territoires, les langues ou les cultures et à la conscience de leur transgression dans les textes du Moyen Âge. Des spécialistes de différents domaines, allant du français médiéval aux langues scandinaves, en passant par l’allemand, l’espagnol, l’anglais ou le yiddish, analysent la façon dont les œuvres représentent des frontières fictives, passent des frontières réelles, ou reflètent une conscience d’appartenance à un groupe culturel, politique ou linguistique. En rendant compte de la variété des expériences littéraires des frontières au Moyen Âge, l’ouvrage invite aussi à réfléchir au regard moderne que nous portons sur l’intense circulation qui fonde la culture européenne.

  • 2019. Sofia Lodén. Journal of International Arthurian Society 7 (1), 42-60

    This article traces the line between the medieval female reader of Arthurian romance in Scandinavia and the female scholar of today. It draws attention to a number of female patrons and readers of Arthuriana in the Middle Ages, as well as to Queen Christina of Sweden in the seventeenth century. It also discusses the contribution of Scandinavian women to the scholarly field of Arthurian literary study.

Show all publications by Sofia Lodén at Stockholm University

Last updated: June 12, 2020

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