The cover illustration, by E. Gertrude Thomson, of The Nursery "Alice" by Lewis Carroll


In all times and in all cultures people have been telling stories and performing songs and poetry, practices which have led to the written text that we identify as literature.

But what is literature? What does it look like, how is it written and how is it designed? And who decides what literature is? These are the questions that our field focuses on. The literary researcher comment, analyses, historicizes and interprets literature.

Omslag, Keywords for Children´s Literature.

The concept of Nostalgia in children's literature

Literature Professor Boel Westin contributes to the second edition of the book Keywords for children's literature, with the article ”Nostalgia”.

Anders Hallengren, docent i litteraturvetenskap vid Institutionen för kultur och estetik.

Ocean Bound Women in the 19th century

This spring World Scientific Publishing will publish the book Ocean Bound Women (London och Singapore: WSPC, 2021), written by Anders Hallengren, associate professor in Literature at Stockholm university. The book presents unique materials from a sailor's coffin with hitherto unpublished materials from Swedish seafaring women from the 19th century.

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