Research topic: Nordic literature
In Nordic literature, we conduct research on what novels, poetry, drama and other fictional texts can tell us about language, narrative and identity, esthetics and politics, the overarching understanding of humanity and the individual understanding of the self.
We also study the relationship of literature to other art forms such as film, the visual arts, theatre and music.
As literary scholars, we examine a work from both historical and comparative perspectives, and often view Nordic literature in relation to other international literature.
Our methods can be qualitative and quantitative. It is often about reading – carefully and extensively – and it is always about writing and becoming good at expressing oneself as a literary researcher.
The development of Nordic literature through the ages, the relationship between the national and the global, and the relationship between fact and fiction – these are some of the problems we investigate.
Literary research is useful for people who want to work in education, advertising, publishing, communication, journalism and the arts.