Sofia Lodén

Sofia Lodén


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Works at Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Telephone 08-16 23 69
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B
Postal address Romanska och klassiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

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 September 2014, I am a postdoctoral research fellow, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR, International Postdoc). My research project is entitled Maidens and Ladies in Translation. Medieval Francophone Texts and the Beginnings of Swedish Literature and is carried out in collaboration between Stockholm University and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. I am interested in the different images of women in courtly literature and how portraits of women from diverse literary traditions communicate with each other through translation. My focus is on Francophone texts and their Swedish translations, but I also take into account texts written in other European languages.

Areas of research interest

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


Modern: Swedish (mother tongue), French (near-native), English (fluent), German (advanced level), Italian (intermediate), Spanish (rudimentary).

Medieval: Old French, Old Swedish, Old Norse, Middle English, Middle Low German, Middle High German, Italian, Latin.

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.


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

French I: 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.

Last updated: December 20, 2018

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