Forum for Comparative Literature

Researching the Republic of Letters from Scandinavian Perspectives

Based at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL) of Lund University, our research group aims to foster close collaboration among scholars across language sections and promote interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies in Sweden and beyond.

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CFP: Biofiction as World Literature, Leuven (Belgium) 29 - 31 October 2020

Biofiction (literature that takes a real biography as its point of departure) is powered by what Colm Tóibín has recently called “the anchored imagination”, which grants the fictional narrative a certain ambiguous (almost duplicitous) credibility. Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 15 April 2020. Notice of acceptance will be given no later than 15 June.

CFP: World Literatures and the Culture of Texts, 7-8 May 2020, Graduate Symposium at Stockholm University

The symposium, which will take place at Stockholm University on 7-8 May 2020, will conclude the two-year theme World Literatures and the Culture of Texts, held by the Doctoral School in the Humanities at Stockholm University. The idea is to bring together doctoral students from across the disciplines in order to examine world literary texts in transition.

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Research Blog

Article on Basque-language writer by Christian Claesson

Komplitt committee member Christian Claesson's article on Basque-language writer's issue of belonging has appeared in the journal Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

Positive reviews of Shuangyi Li's book on Proust and China

A largely positive review of Komplitt committee member Shuangyi Li's book on Proust and China has appeared in the journal French Studies (Oxford University Press).

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Upcoming Seminar

March 13, 15:15 - 17:00, SOL: H140

Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains: Transnational Performative Critique as World Literature

Speaker: Tom Toremans
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