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Cultural and literary exchanges between Latin-America and the Nordic countries

From a sociological perspective, our research focuses on the cultural exchanges between the two regions.

Books that are stacked in the shape as a tunnel. Photo.

How does the literary exchanges between the Nordic countries and Latin America challenge the centre-periphery dynamics?

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About the group

As geo-cultural areas, the Nordic countries and Latin America are relatively peripheral. The literary and cultural interactions and exchanges between these two regions have not been greatly explored so far. 

The research group analyses these exchanges, which challenge the centre-periphery dynamics and the hegemony of the English language.

Research interests

The group is interested in literary translation from a textual point of view and as cultural mediation. We also study the material aspect of the translations.

Our research questions include: Who translates? Why and how do they do it? What actors and institutions have favored these interactions? What historical factors, such as diasporas, have determined the circulation of symbolic goods between the two regions?

Activities

Group Publications

Gómez-Baggethun, Cristina. “Cora Sandel: una escritora en lucha.” Alberte y Jakob, written by Cora Sandel. Zaragoza: Contraseña Editorial, 2021. 

Gómez-Baggethun, Cristina. “El teatro de Ibsen en TVE como escenario de la batalla por el cambio (1964-1984): los casos de Peer Gynt y Un enemigo del pueblo.” Un teatro anómalo. Ortodoxias y heterodoxias en el teatro del Franquismo. Ed. Diego Santos Sánchez. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2021, 305-329.

Gómez-Baggethun, Cristina. “Introducción.” Teatro 1877-1890, written by Henrik Ibsen. Madrid: Nórdica, 2019, pp. 7-26.

Gómez-Baggethun, Cristina. “Tiempos de crisis.” El juego en escena, carteles para una función- By Isidro Ferrer, prologue by Ernesto Caballero and presentation by Gerardo Vera. Madrid: Nórdica, 2018, pp. 24-7.

Gómez-Baggethun, Cristina. “Undertrykkelse, frihet og (trans)kjærlighet.” Norsk Shakespeare tidsskrift, 9 February 2022.

Gómez-Baggethun, Cristina. Spain in an assembly: Fighting for a future through productions of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, PhD-dissertation, UiO, 2020.

Kleveland, Anne Karine. “La narcocultura, når virkeligheten overgår fiksjonen. Mexicansk narkokultur i Kjartan Fløgstads roman Nordaustpassasjen.” [“La narcocultura, when reality surpasses fiction. Mexican narco culture in Kjartan Fløgstad’s novel Nordaustpassasjen”]. Tidsskriftet Beijing TRH, no.7, 2019, pp. 63-75.

Kleveland, Anne Karine. “Meningspotensialer og lesningens panta rhei-prinsipp. Flerspråklighet hos Kjartan Fløgstad” [“Meaning potentials and the panta rhei principle of reading. Multilingualism in the literary work of Kjartan Fløgstad”]. Edda, vol. 107, no. 3, 2020, pp. 182-195. https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1500-1989-2020-03-05

Kleveland, Anne Karine. “Multilingualism and Song Lyrics in Kjartan Fløgstad’s prose.” Cultural Mélange in Aesthetic Practices. Eds. Annjo Klungervik Greenall and Domhnall Mitchell. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, 2015, pp. 171-188.

Kleveland, Anne Karine. “Pampa Unión: A travel on the border of languages in Latin America.” The Aesthetics and Politics of Linguistic Borders. Multilingualism in Northern European Literature. Eds. Heidi Grönstrand, Markus Huss and Ralf Kauranen. London: Routledge, 2020, pp. 101-113. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429260834

Kleveland, Anne Karine. “Y el júbilo secreto de esta forma: las huellas de Julio Cortázar en la obra del escritor noruego Kjartan Fløgstad.” Rumbos del hispanismo en el umbral del Cincuentenario de la AIH, vol. 6. Roma: Bagatto Libri, 2012, pp. 420-425.

Kleveland, Anne Karine. Den hemmelege jubelen i denne forma. Spanskspråklig kultur og flerspråklighet i Kjartan Fløgstads forfatterskap [El júbilo secreto de esta forma. Spanish-speaking culture and multilingualism in the authorship of Kjartan Fløgstad], Ph.D. Dissertation, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2017.

Llosa Sanz, Álvaro e Iris Muñiz. Vientos del norte: lo nórdico e hispánico en diálogo. Número monográfico. Imposibilia. Revista internacional de estudios literarios no. 21, 2021.

Locane, Jorge J. De la literatura latinoamericana a la literatura (latinoamericana) mundial. Condiciones materiales, procesos y actores. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.

Locane, Jorge J., Gustavo Guerrero, Benjamin Loy & Gesine Müller, eds. Literatura latinoamericana mundial: Dispositivos y disidencias. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2020.

Mathez Elvira, Roberto, tr. Sobre la Montaña. By Nils-Øivind Haagensen. Co-translation with Sophie Arntsen. Madrid/New York: Caligrama Press, 2020.

Mathez Elvira, Roberto, coord. and ed.  Trilingual edition, from Spanish to Swedish and English, of Gustavo Laras, poem book Cae la murga de Dios. Stockholm: Stockholms Universitet, 2015.

Solum, Kristina. “(Im)politeness between copy-editors and translators: Working from different islands?” FLEKS - Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and practice, no. 1, vol. 4, 2017, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.7577/fleks.2438

Solum, Kristina. “The tacit influence of the copy-editor in literary translation.” Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, vol. 26, 2018, pp. 543-559. https://doi.org/10.1080/0907676X.2018.1458888

Further reading

Alvstad, Cecilia et alii. Textual and Contextual Voices of Translation. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2017.

Alvstad, Cecilia. “Anthropology over Aesthetics: On the Poetics of Movement and Multilingualism in Three Translations of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo.” Literatura latinoamericana mundial: Dispositivos y disidencias. Eds. Gustavo Guerrero, Jorge J. Locane, Benjamin Loy & Gesine Müller. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2020, pp. 223-241.

Alvstad, Cecilia. “Arguing for indirect translations in twenty-first-century Scandinavia.” Translation Studies, vol. 10 no. 2, 2017, pp. 150-165. https://doi.org/10.1080/14781700.2017.1286254

Alvstad, Cecilia. “Är det bara vita, heterosexuella män som skriver skönlitteratur i Latinamerika? Om att undersöka skandinaviska konstruktioner av en fjärran kontinents litteratur.” Litteratur i Gränszonen: Transnationella litteraturer i ett nordiskt perspektiv. E. Bladh & C. Kullberg eds. Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2011, pp. 159-173.

Berg, Sharon Louise. Magic in the North: Magical Realism in Contemporary Scandinavian Fiction. PhD dissertation, University of Washington, 2005.

Berge, Synnøve. “Tres voces rulfianas. Un estudio de las traducciones al inglés, al noruego y al sueco de El llano en llamas de Juan Rulfo.” Master thesis, UiO, 2021. http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-91084

Castro, Andrea. “The coolness of Nordic science in fin-de-siècle Latin-American literary imagination.” Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History. Eds. Gunilla Hermansson & Jens Lohfert Jørgenseneds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2020, pp. 143-158.

Edfeldt, Chatarina et alii. Northern Crossings. Translation, Circulation, and the Literary Semi-periphery. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.

Izquierdo, José María. "La recepción de la literatura hispanoamericana en Noruega. Algunos datos." III Congreso nacional: Aprender español en Noruega: Por qué y para qué. Tromsø, 22-24/09-2010. https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/dam/jcr:e302abbd-4ee2-4c04-bc58-09bf2b151980/2011-esp-09-06jose-maria-izquierdo-pdf.pdf

Leiva, María Luján. Latinoamericanos en Suecia: una historia narrada por artistas y escritores. Uppsala: Uppsala University/Centrum för multietnisk förskning, 1997.

Lindholm Narváez, Elena. Ese terrible espejo: autorrepresentación en la narrativa sobre el exilio del Cono Sur en Suecia. Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, 2008.

Lindqvist, Yvonne. “Translation Bibliomigrancy: The Case of Contemporary Caribbean Literature in Scandinavia.” World Literatures: Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange. Eds. Stefan Helgesson et al. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2018, pp. 295-309.

Muñoz, Adriana. From Curiosa to World Culture. The History of the Latin American Collections at the Museum of World Culture in Sweden. PhD dissertation. University of Gothenburg, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/2077/25554

Rossiello, Leonardo. “La literatura del exilio latinoamericano en Suecia (1976-1999).” Revista Iberoamericana, no. LIX, vol. 164-165, 1993, pp. 551-573.

Rottenberg, Débora. “Las revistas literarias del exilio latinoamericano en Suecia (1980-1992).” Amerika no. 15, 2016. https://doi.org/10.4000/amerika.7696

Sánchez Trejo, Laura Azalia. “Problemáticas en la traducción al noruego de la literatura latinoamericana de horror: el caso de la narrativa de Mariana Enríquez.” Master thesis, UiO, 2019. http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-73333

Senstad, Idun Heir. “Literary Diversity through Translation: The Role of Independent Cultural Mediators in the Selection of Cuban Literature in Norway.” Eds. Gustavo Guerrero, Jorge J. Locane, Benjamin Loy & Gesine Müller. Literatura latinoamericana mundial. Dispositivos y disidencias. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2020, pp. 97-122.

Svensson, Anna. “El exilio latinoamericano en Suecia: literatura y estudios.” Migrations and Connections: Latin America and Europe in the Modern World: papers of the Fifty-fourth Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials. SALALM Secretariat, 2009. https://gup.ub.gu.se/v1/asset_data/206889

von Bergen, Louise. Nordisk teater i Montevideo: Kontextrelaterad reception av Henrik Ibsen och August Strindberg. Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2006. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn%3Anbn%3Ase%3Asu%3Adiva-1210

Weydahl, Perisa Magdalena. “Retorno al norte lejano: Nostalgia e introspección femenina en dos cuentos hispanoamericanos (Ulrica de Jorge Luis Borges, y Esbjerg, en la costa de Juan Carlos Onetti).” Master thesis, UiO, 2021. http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-90521

Wilson, Fiona. “Latin Americanists of Denmark.” Revista europea de estudios latinoamericanos y del caribe / European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies no. 72, 2002, pp. 49-60.

Zerlag, Martin. "Juan Rulfo og den skandinaviske litteratur." Skandinavisch-iberoamerikanische Kulturbeziehungen. Ed. Thomas Seiler. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag, 2013, pp. 165-179.

Tags: Translation, Translation Studies, Latin American Literature, Nordic literature, Sociology of Literature
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