Mats Malm

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Phone +47-22854255
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

Poetics and rhetorical traditions

Uses of Antiquity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period

Textual criticism

Digital humanities

Courses taught



1996 PhD Comparative literature, University of Gothenburg

1998–1999 Visiting professor, Institut für Skandinavistik, J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

2004– Professor Comparative literature, University of Gothenburg


The Henrik Schück Prize, Swedish Academy

Positions held

2001– board member of The Swedish Society for Belles Lettres

2008– member of The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg

2012–2014 member of Advisory Board, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

2013– member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters

2015– chair of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries

2015– chairman of The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences division for infrastructure 

Tags: comparative literature, cultural heritage, textual criticism, Nordic literature, Antiquity, Digital humanities


The Soul of Poetry Redefined. Vacillations of Mimesis from Aristotle to Romanticism, Copenhagen 2012.

Poesins röster. Avlyssningar av äldre litteratur, Stockholm/Höör 2011.

Voluptuous Language and Poetic Ambivalence. The Example of Swedish Baroque, transl. Alan Crozier, Frankfurt am Main – Berlin – Bern – Bruxelles – New York – Oxford – Wien 2011.


”Digitala texter och forskningsfrågor”, Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien Årsbok 2015, Stockholm 2015, 95–106.

Dimitrios Kokkinakis och Mats Malm, ”A Macroanalytic View of Swedish Literature using Topic Modeling”, Corpus Linguistics 2013: Abstract Book, ed. Andrew Hardie and Robbie Love, 2013.

”Ordens flykt och drömmen om det stabila vetandet”, Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien Årsbok 2013, Stockholm 2013, 181–193.

”Linguistic Desire and the Moral Iconography of Language in Early Modern England”, Pangs of Love and Longing: Configurations of Desire in Premodern Literature, ed. Anders Cullhed, Carin Franzén, Anders Hallengren and Mats Malm, Newcastle upon Tyne 2013, 144–156.

”The Role of Emotions in the Development of Artistic Theory and the System of Literary Genres”, The Making of the Humanities. Volume II: From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines, ed. Rens Bod, Jap Maat and Thijs Weststijn, Amsterdam 2012, 267–281.

Oelke, Daniela & Kokkinakis, Dimitrios & Malm, Mats, ”Advanced Visual Analytics Methods for Literature Analysis”, Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH), an EACL Workshop, Avignon 2012, 70–77.

”Legitimitätsanspruch und Auktorisierung in den frühen schwedischen Romanen”, Text – Reihe – Transmission. Unfestigkeit als Phänomen skandinavischer Erzählprosa 1500–1800, hrsg. Jürg Glauser und Katharina Richter, Tübingen und Basel 2012, 283–309.

”Den paradoxala inbillningen”, Språket i historien. Historien i språket. En vänbok till Bo Lindberg, red. Mats Andrén et al., Arachne nr 22, Göteborg 2011, 303–314.

”Skalds, Runes, and Voice”, Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 6, 2011, 135–146.

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