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Einar Hansen Lecture 2019: "Knausgård: In Search of a New Form" by Toril Moi

In this lecture Toril Moi will argue that Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle represents something new in literary history. She reads My Struggle as a writer's search for a new form, an attempt to find an answer to the question: What comes after postmodernism? She shows that Knausgaard's concept of form is utterly at odds with the traditional concept of form developed by literary critics in the wake of modernism. That concept was formalist: it made us believe that form can be discussed without reference to meaning, effects, content, feelings, experiences and so on. Through an attentive reading of My Struggle, Toril Moi raises the question of wether it is possible to develop a non-formalist notion of literary form.

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Symposium: New Nordic Cinema, September 19, Lund university

You are warmly welcome to this research seminar focusing on Nordic film and television of the past two decades, with particular emphasis on works that have gained international circulation and attention. Presentations and discussions will primarily highlight narrative, aesthetic and cultural aspects of these works, aiming to discern challenges, perspectives and possibilities for further studies of contemporary New Nordic Cinema cultures.

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CSS Conference 2019: Theme suggestions!

Expanded descriptions of the topic suggestions to the CSS Conference 2019: Scandinavian Languages and Literatures in the World – Prospects and Challenges (May 16-18) is now published on the conference website. The topics are not to be seen as limitations on the content of your presentations but as inspiration. If you have suggestions of other topics or perhaps a panel session we are happy to receive them!

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CSS Conference 2019: "Scandinavian Languages and Literatures World Wide – Prospects and Challenges "

Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen – Lund is proud to once again invite scholars from around the world to Lund university and to the next installment of our biannual international conference! The second conference will take place between May 16th-18th 2019 and it is titled "Scandinavian Languages and Literatures World Wide – Prospects and Challenges".

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