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Curriculum vitae

Per Bäckström


Education/competens

• affiliated professor at Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS), Linneaus University, from 2019.

• professor in comparative literature, Karlstad university, 2010–2019.

• assessed to be qualified for a professorship in Nordic litterature at the University of Helsinki, April 2009. Trial lecture February 10, 2009.

• docent in comparative litterature, University of Lund, 2008.

• doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in comparative literature, University of Lund, 2003.

• master of art (MA), University of Lund, Sweden, 1994. In comparative literature, philosophy and art history.

• master of engineering in electrotechnology at the Institute of Technology, University of Lund, Sweden, 1985.

Scientific evaluations and committées

• peer reviewer for European Journal of Scandinavian Studies (EJSS), spring 2019.

• expert adviser for the application for docent of Anders E. Johansson, Mid Sweden University, 2018.

• review, application to the Icelandic Research Fund Application, 2018.

• member of the evaluation committé for Johan Gardfor’s doctoral thesis Åke Hodell. Art and Writing in the Neo-Avant-Garde, Comparative Literature, Gothenburg University, defence 8 December 2017.

• expert adviser for the application for docent of Marie Öhman, Mälardalen University, 2016.

• expert adviser for the application for full professorship of Benedikt Hjartarson, Iceland University, 2015.

• peer reviewer for Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap (TFL), autumn 2015.

• member of the evaluation committee for Anna Stibe Wallner’s doctoral thesis ”I am walking in my city”. The Production of Locality in Githa Hariharan’s In Times of Siege, Vikram Chandra’s Love and Longing in Bombay, and Amit Chaudhuri’s Freedom Song,English, Karlstad University, defence the 20 September 2014.

• expert adviser for for a position as associate professor in Literary Composition at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, 2014.

• expert adviser for the application for a associate professorship of Benedikt Hjartarson, Iceland University, 2014.

• peer reviewer for Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap (TFL), spring 2014.

• expert adviser for a professorship in Danish Literature and Poetry, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, autumn 2013.

• opponent at the final seminar for Emma Tornborg’s doctoral thesis Picturing the Poem. Poetry, Intermediality and Mental Imagery, Comparative Literature, Linneaus University, Växjö, 12 June 2013.

• member of the evaluation committé for Maria Berglund’s doctoral thesis Värv och verk. Förnyelse och tradition i Nordisk kvinnolitteraturhistoria från tillkomst till tryckt bok, Comparative Literature, Karlstad University, defence 31 May 2013.

• member of the evaluation committé for Roger Edholm’s doctoral thesis The Written and the Unwritten World of Philip Roth. Fiction, Nonfiction, and Borderline Aesthetics in the Roth Books, Comparative Literature, Örebro University, defence 26 October 2012.

• opponent at the final seminar for Fredrik Nyberg’s doctoral thesis Hur låter dikten?, Literary Composition, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, 20 September 2012.

• referee for Nordic Journal for Masculinity studies / Nordisk tidskrift för maskulinitetsforskning (NORMA), autumn 2012.

• member of Nationella rådet för samverkan av forskarutbildningen i litteraturvetenskap (NRFUL), with representives from all departments of Comparative Literature in Sweden, 2011; with responsibilty for the planning of national ph.d.-courses, and to promote research and education queries for comparative literature in Sweden.

• expert adviser for the application for docent of Pär Yngve Andersson, Comparative Literature, Örebro University, 2011.

• opponent appointed by the faculty for Yvonne Blomberg’s doctoral thesis Att besvärja döden. Död- och återfödelsetematiken i Lars Noréns författarskap 1963–1999, Comparative Literature, Stockholm University, 1 June 2011.

• expert adviser for the application for docent of Hadle Oftedal Andersen, Nordica, Helsinki University, 2011.

• administrativ leader for the evaluation of John Sundholm’s application for full professorship, Film Studies, Karlstad University 2011.

• part of the editorial board for Arena Romanistica, University of Bergen, since 2008.

• evaluation committee for an associate professor position at Department for comparative literature, University of Tromsø, 2007. Administrative coordinator for the committee.

• evaluation committee for Morten Søndergaard’s PhD-thesis Rumpunkteringer. Show-Bix og Per Højholts mediebevidste praksis 1967–>, Department for Communication, Roskilde University, Denmark, and first opponent at the public defence of the thesis, 12 April 2007.

• editor for Nordlit. Arbeidstidsskrift for litteratur, Faculty of Humanities, University of Tromsø, 2004–2005, 2007 (with Cathrine Theodorsen, Kristin Jernsletten and Linda Nesby).

• evaluation committee for Claus Falkenstrøm’s PhD-thesis Det er poesi og manifest. Dansk avantgardelyrik i det 20. århundrede, Institut for Kommunikation, Department for Communication, The University of Aalborg, Denmark, and first opponent at the public defence of the thesis, May 5 2004.

Participation in International research networks

European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), international research network, during 2007–2011 chair of the membership commission.

Nordisk Avantgarde Netværk (Nordic Avant-Garde Network) – an inter-aesthetic and inter-disciplinary Nordic research network, coordinator for Norway. Finansed by NorFA/NordForsk 2005–2009.

International Society for Intermedial Studies (ISIS), participates since 2011.

Nordisk lyrisk modernism (Lyrical Modernism in the Nordic Countries) – Nordic research network established 2002.

International Association of Scandinavian Studies (IASS) – international research network, participates since 2000.

Nordic association for Litterature research (NORLIT) – international research network, participates since 2007.

Nordisk Bachtin Dialog (Nordic Bachtin Dialog) – Nordic research network.

Nordiskt Sällskap för Metriska Studier – NordMetrik (earlier Centrum för Metriska Studier CMS), Nordic research network.

Nordic Summer University (NSU), participates 1998–2013, which resulted in a wide and cross-disciplinary net of contacts. Finansed by Nordic Council of Ministers.

The Future of Comparative Literature and the Nordic Perspective – Nordic research network.

Modern Studies Association (MSA) – international, US based research network, participated 2008–2012.

Arrangement of conferences and seminars

• arrangement of the conference Gränsöverskridanden, national conference for Comparative Literature in Sweden, Karlstad University, 11–13 May 2016.

• arrangement of the conference Norsk avantgarde (Norwegian avant-garde), Litteraturhuset Oslo, 8 May 2014.

• arrangement of the seminar Lyrik och kön (Poetry and gneder), for the network Nordisk modernistisk lyrikk, Karlstad University, 4–5 October 2012.

• arrangement of the seminar Michael Bachtin och kronotopen, for the network Nordisk Bachtindialog, University, 24–25 November 2010.

• arrangement of the seminar Nordisk modernistisk lyrikk og andre kunstarter, for the network Nordisk modernistisk lyrikk, University of Tromsø, 1–2 October 2009.

• arrangement of the conference Norsk avantgarde. Performative sjangere (Film, teater, performance, happenings, live-arts, dans, musikk etc, Litteraturhuset Oslo, April 24–25 2009.

• arrangement of the conference Norsk avantgarde. A contradiction in terms?, together with Bodil Børset and with support from The Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies, Tromsø, May 9–10 2008.

• arrangement of Moderne nordisk lyrikk (modern Nordic poetry), Nordic Literature conference, together with Ole Karlsen, Staur gård, Hamar, Norway, January 25–27 2007.

• arrangement of the international conference Centre–Periphery. Avant-Garde and the Other, The Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies, Tromsø November 23–24 2006.

• arrangement of coordinator-seminar, The Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Université de Sorbonne, Paris, June 8–10 2006.

• arrangement of Den nordiske etterkrigslyrikkens poetologi, Nordic Literature conference, together with Ole Karlsen, University of Tromsø, Februar 10–12 2005.

Research administrative qualifications

• member of the board of Centrum för genusforskning (the center for gender studies, CGF), since 2017.

• member of the advisory board for Centre for Avant-Garde Studies, University of Iceland, from 2013.

• member of the reference group of GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (Centre of Gender Excellence, Linköping, Örebro and Karlstad University), from 2013.

• participated in the foundation of Nationella rådet för samverkan av forskarutbildningen i litteraturvetenskap (NRFUL), with representives from all departments of Comparative Literature in Sweden, 2011; with responsibilty for the planning of national ph.d.-courses, and to promote research and education queries for comparative literature in Sweden.

• ”chair of the membership commission” of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), 2007–2011.

• member of the board of Nordisk Avantgarde Netværk, as coordinator of Norway, financed by NorFA/NordForsk 2005–2009.

• chair for session on ”Avant-Garde”, Codex and Code. Aesthetics, Language, and Politics in an Age of Digital Media, Nordisk Förening för Litteraturforskning (NORLIT), Stockholm August 6–9, 2009.

cooperative partner in Tromsø to the international research network Nærvær etter poststrukturalismen (Presence after post-modernism); in the application for a finansed project 2005.

• writing of the application to the Norwegian Research Council for a finansed Nordic project – Den moderna nordiska lyrikens former (The Forms of the Modern Nordic Poetry) – 2005.

• coordinator (one of three) for the research seminar at the Department of Literature and Culture, University of Tromsø, spring 2005–spring 2006. Main coordinator spring 2005.

• participation in the arrangement of War & Peace. 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize, international Literature conference, arranged by The Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The University of Tromsø, The Norwegian Nobel Institute, The Norwegian Association of Authors, The Nordland Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Ordkalotten – Tromsø International Literature Festival, Tromsø May 3–5 2001.

• participation in organizing at the Women’s Worlds Conference. Seventh International Interdisciplinary Congress of Women, University of Tromsø, June 20–26 1999.

• coordinator for the department research forum for teachers, ph.d. students and graduate students, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Tromsø, spring 1998.

• participation in the arrangement of Interart, international conference at the University of Lund, May 15–19 1995.

Invited speaker – keynote

• “Concrete poetry in Scandinavia – two examples”, Benares Hindu University, India,12 januari 2012.

• “Den moderna diktens former – avantgardets väg”, inaugural lecture for a full professorship in Comparative Literature, Karlstad University, 14 September 2011.

• “Att framföra dikten. Det nordiska neoavantgardets tvärestetiska performance”, th Swedish institute in Kavalla, Greece, 22 March 2011.

• “Bruno K. Öijer – performance och avantgarde”, Lundensiska litteratursällskapet, 23 November 2009.

• “Den moderna diktens former – avantgardets väg”, trial lecture for full professorship, Nordica, Helsinki University, 10 Februar 2009.

• “Svensk expressionism” (Swedish Expressionism), trial lecture for a position as associate professor, University of Ghent, 2 June 2008.

• “‘Det finns ett joller över jord’. Den moderna diktarens fascination för psykosens språk”, Åbo Poesidagar 2008, Åbo 4–5 April 2008.

• “Bruno K. Öijer – performance och avantgarde”, Lundensiska litteratursällskapet, Lund, Sweden 23 November 2009.

“‘Häng poeterna så lyriken får leva!’. Bruno K. Öijer och sjuttiotalets stencilrevolution”, University of Växjö, Sweden 23 May2005.

“‘TILL POESINS FEGAAA KONTORISTER!’. Bruno K. Öijer och det tidiga sjuttiotalets avantgarde”, Poesifestivalen i Nässjö, Sweden 19–22 August2004.

“‘Vi lever i ett sönderfall'. Ruin och melankoli hos Bruno K. Öijer”, the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey 3 October 2001.

• “Från nidungsvisa och nidvisa till modern parodi – några nedslag i det sista millenniets svenska litteratur”, Foreningen Norden, Tromsø, Norway 22 September 1999.

Participation in seminars and conferences with papers

• “Bruno K. Öijer och undergångens metaforik”, Visual Esthetics, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Kiljava, Finland July 25–August 1 1998.

• “Ärlighet och autenticitet. Bruno K. Öijers romantiska avantgardeposition?”, Romanticism, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Rome, Italy March 15–18 1999.

• “The Beat Performance. Allen Ginsbergs ’Howl’ – lyrik, dramatik eller Allkunstwerk?”, Genre – ph.d. course in comparative literature, Sandbjerg gods, Denmark April 26–30 1999.

• “Suspicion in the Ear. The Space of Reading (poems)”, AISTHESIS – Aesthetics of the Senses, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Vallekilde Højskole, Denmark July 31–August 7 1999.

• “Avant-garde, Vanguard or ’Avant-Garde’. What we are talking about when we are talking about avant-garde”, Rethinking the Avant-Garde: Between Politics and Aesthetics, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA April 14–15 2000.

• “Avant-garde, Vanguard or ’Avant-Garde’. What we are talking about when we are talking about avant-garde”, workshop on DeConstructing Agency. The Question of Representation, University of Tromsø, Norway May 5–6 2000.

• “Sense/nonsense. En komparativ analys av poesins och psykosens språk”, AISTHESIS – Aesthetics of the Senses, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Bolkesjø, Norway July 27–August 3 2000.

• “‘Mellem livshunger og dødsangst’. Den danska 80-talspoetiken”, AISTHESIS – Aesthetics of the Senses, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Bolkesjø, Norway July 27–August 3 2000.

• “Outsidern och frånvaro-närvaro-problematiken”, Media-philosophy, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Vanajanlinna, Finland juli 28–August 4 2002.

• “Öijer, Ong och oralitetens omedelbarhet”, Media-philosophy, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Vanajanlinna, Finland July 28–August 4 2002.

• “Bruno K. Öijer och nittonhundrasjuttiotalets avantgarde”, Ismer og avantgarder (Isms and Avant-Gardes), Center for Modernismeforskning, University of Aalborg, Denmark November 25–26 2002.

• “Avant-garde, Vanguard or ’Avant-Garde’. What we are talking about when we are talking about avant-garde”, The Return and Actuality of the Avant-Garde, Hald, Denmark May 20–23 2003.

• “Media as Body/Body as Media. Åke Hodell’s Screenplay Lågsniff and the Swedish Neo-Avant-Garde”, Media and the Body, Media-philosophy, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Reykjavik, iceland July 24–30 2004.

• “‘DEN LAGLÖSA FANTASIN TILL MAKTEN!’. Det svenska 70-talsavantgardets uppror mot den rationella poesin”, Der Norden im Ausland – das Ausland im Norden. Formung und Transformation von Konzepten und Bildern des Anderen vom Mittelalter bis heute, International Association of Scandinavian Studies (IASS), Skandinavistik, University of Vienna, Austria August 2–7 2004.

• “The Poetics of Søren Ulrik Thomsen and Pia Tafdrup: A Comparative Study”, Comparing European Modernisms: The Future of Comparative Literature and the Nordic Perspective, Helsinki, Finland, September 2– 4 2004.

• “Det svenska sextiotalsavantgardet i en nordisk kontext. Ett försök till placering”, Lyrical Modernism in the Nordic Countries, Lund, Sweden, September 23–26 2004.

• “‘Heller ikke i dette skrift er det uudsigelige sagt’. Det nordiska efterkrigsavantgardets poetologi – exemplen Fahlström, Hodell & Højholt”, Den nordiske etterkrigslyrikkens poetologi, Tromsø, Norway Februar 10–12 2005.

“‘Gäaeiouuåwrna’”. Den affektiva affektlösheten i avantgardets text-ljudkompositioner”, Affekt i kunst, musikk og litteratur, Teknologi, Informasjon, Estetikk – circle in the Nordic Summer University, Copenhagen, Denmark April 1–3 2005.

• Respondent to speech by Torgeir Skorgen (University of Bergen): “Kulturell dialogisme som hermeneutisk utopi? Bakhtinianske perspektiver på multikulturalismens krise”, Kulturell dialogisme: Ytringen, Nordiskt Bachtin Sällskap, University of Bergen, Norway May 26–28 2005.

“‘GRRRRR blop spfnumpf!’. Det nordiska 60-talsavantgardets gränsöverskridanden”, Gränser i nordisk litteratur, International Association of Scandinavian Studies (IASS), University of Turku, Finland August 2–7 2006.

• “Guru Papers. The Rise and Fall of a Little Magazine”, Little Magazines, The Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies, Copenhagen September 22–24 2006.

• “‘i stedet for stedet’. Var äger dikten rum hos Öyvind Fahlström & Per Højholt?”, Nordisk lyrisk modernism, Aalborg, Danmark, 28–29 September 2006.

• “Demokratins kultursyn. Den nya konsten anno 1962 – Bengt Nerman och Rondo årgång 2”, 1962, Media-philosophy, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Bergen, Norway, March16–18 2007.

Stockholm. The Nordic Melting Pot of the 1960s”, European Literary Cities and Literary Circles. Meeting/Melting Places for Travelling Authors and Different Languages in the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries till the Present, Universita di Bologna, May 27 – June 2 2007.

• “Performing the Poem. The Cross-Aesthetic Art of the Nordic Neo-Avant-Garde”, The Angel of History, NORLIT, Helsinki August 15–18 2007.

• “Stockholm. The Capital of the Nordic Avant-Gardes of the 1960s”, Capitales culturelles et Europe du Nord, L’Université Marc-Bloch en collaboration avec le réseau de compétences en études scandinaves EUCOR, Strasbourg September 6–8 2007.

• “Music for Lettuce. The Violent Reception of the Nordic Neo-Avant-Garde”, Avant-Garde and Violence, The Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies, Reykjavik September 29–30 2007.

• “Valfrändskaper. Översättning och nordiska språk i avantgardetidskrifterna Rondo, ta’ och Profil (1966–1968)”, Nordisk lyriktrafik, Nordisk modernistisk lyrikk, Högskolen i Agder, Kristiansand, Norway October 4–5 2007.

• “Var Profil avantgarde 1965–1968? Om kanonskrivning i Profil i ljuset av publicerade översättningar”, Norsk avantgarde. A Contradiction in Terms?, Tromsø May 9–10 2008.

• “Att framföra dikten. Det nordiska neoavantgardets tvärestetiska performance”, IKL-seminar, Tromsø May 19 2008.

• Panel: “(De)Centralizing the Avant-Garde – Paris and Scandinavia”, Per Bäckström Tromsø (chair, organizer), Sylvain Briens Strasbourg, Thomas Hunkeler Fribourg, Klaus Müller-Wille Basel, Europe! Europe?, European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), Ghent May 29–31 2008.

• “Att framföra dikten. Det nordiska neoavantgardets tvärestetiska performance”, Nordisk drama. Fornyelser og transgresjoner, IASS, Gdansk August 4–9 2008.

• “Les poètes maudits. Bruno K. Öijer, Chivas Regal and Paris”, Literary Cities and Literary Circles in Europe. Meeting and Melting Pots for Literature and Languages from 1700 till the Present in Cities like, for example, Copenhagen, Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Rome and Venice, Universita di Bologna, August 31–September 6, 2008.

Valfrändskaper. Översättning och nordiska språk i avantgardetidskrifterna Rondo, ta’ och Profil (1966–1968)”, Nordisk lyriktrafik, Nordisk modernistisk lyrikk, Högskolan i Gävle, October 9–10 2008.

• “Crush the assholetters between the teeth. Language grotesque explained and exemplified from Henri Michaux and Gunnar Ekelöf”, Modernism studies Association (MSA), Nashville, Tennessee USA, November 13–16 2008.

“Tight Pants. The Anti-Aesthetics of Iggy & The Stooges”, Media-philosophy, circle in the Nordic Summer University, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 27–29, 2009.

• “Norwegian Avant-Garde – a Contradiction in Terms? How to write a history of the denied”, Historizing the Avant-Garde, Copenhagen November 20–22, 2009.

Respondent to speech by Helge Vidar Holm “Flaubert som historiograf”, Bachtin og Intermedialitet, Universty of Växjö, December 3–4, 2009.

• “‘tillinni jipiri riviri killiri birg mid riksmik'. Öyvind Fahlströms översättningsstrategier, Översättning – adaption, interpretation, transformation, International Association of Scandinavian Studies (IASS), Lund University, 3–7 August 2010.

• “Öyvind Fahlströms konkreta poesi. Materialitet och performance”, Materialitet, Mid Sweden University, Härnösand 3-4 Februar 2011.

• “Words as Things. Concrete poetry in Scandinavia”, , Centre Interuniversitaire d’Études Hongroises et Finlandaises (CIEH&CIEFi – Paris 3) & l’institut Finlandais de Paris, Paris 23–24 September 2011

• “Lyrikperformance och rocklyrik”, Utenfor bokrammen. Den modernistiske poesiens mange medier, Helsinki University 29–30 September 2011.

• “The Nordic Neo-avant-garde in the 1950–60s – Art and media attacked”, Media Acts, 10th Nordic Society for Intermedial Studies (NorSIS) international conference, NTNU, Trondheim 26–28Ocktober 2011.

• “Performativity and Materiality. Öyvind Fahlström's Neo-Avant-Garde Art”, Material Meanings, Third Biannual Conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), University of Kent, Canterbury, England 7–9 September 2012.

• “Medialiseringens maskulinitet i lyrikperformance och rocklyrik – en skiss”, Lyrik och kön, Nordisk modernistisk lyrikk, Karlstad University, 4–5 October 2012.

• “Words, Bodies and Performativity in Nordic Poetry – from Jan Erik Vold to Dimmu Borgir, Popmodernism, Nordisk Sommer-Universitet, Turku, Finland, 15–17 March 2013.

• “Accept that poetic experiences can be developed by linguistic events and facts" Concrete Poetry in Scandinavia”, Alternative Modernisms, University of Kent, Cardiff, Wales, 15–18 May 2013.

• “The Intermedial Cluster – Åke Hodell's Lågsniff ”, Rethinking Intermediality in the Digital Age, International Society for Intermedial Studies (ISIS), Sapientia Hungarian University in Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 24–26 October 2013.

• “‘All people are different, but everyone is of equal worth’ – Three utopian manifestoes by Öyvind Fahlström (1928–76)”, Utopia, Fourth Biannual Conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), Helsinki University, Helsinki 29–31 August 2014.

• “‘The Trumpet in the Bottom’. Öyvind Fahlström and the Uncanny”, Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, Karlstad University, Karlstad 10–12 September 2014.

• “Play, performance and media flow in Öyvind Fahlström’s radio play The holy Torsten Nilsson”, Play / Perform / Participate, International Society for Intermedial Studies (ISIS), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 16–18 April 2015.

• “From book to performance and back. Öyvind Fahlström’s ’The Large and the Small’ and The holy Torsten Nilsson”, The Book to Come, Nordisk Förening för Litteraturforskning (NORLIT), Gothenburg 20–22 August 2015.

• “Kisses Sweeter than Wine. Öyvind Fahlström – the Swedish neo-avant-garde’s driving force in New York”, Avant-garde Migrations, Comparative Avant-garde & Modernisms, Lisbon 19–21 November 2015.

• “The Inoperativeness of Art. Öyvind Fahlström’s Concrete Poetry”, Experiments in Contemporary Poetry, Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetry (CERCOP), Aalborg 3–5 December 2015.

• “‘Det er meningsløst at opretholde grænser mellem kunstarterne’. Öyvind Fahlströms processuella och performativa konst”, Gränsöverskridande, national conference for Comparative Literature in Sweden, Karlstad University, 11–13 May 2016.

• “The Potentiality of Art. Öyvind Fahlström’s Concrete Poetry”, Quest & Investigation, European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), Rennes,France 1–3 June 2016

• “Författarsubjektets kompression och expansion. Öyvind Fahlström och Dan Turèll”, Forfatterroller, Nordisk lyrisk modernisme, The Faroe Icelands, 3–4 October 2016.

• “‘Transmediation as Strategy’. Öyvind Fahlström’s Performance Kisses Sweeter than Wine”, Transmediations! Communication across Media Borders, Linneaus University, Växjö, 13–15 Ockober 2016.

• “Mediatized Authenticity. Öyvind Fahlström’s Performance ’Kisses Sweeter than Wine’”, Authentic Artifice, 3rd International Colloquium – International Society for Intermedial Studies (ISIS), Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada 18–20 May 2017.

• “‘Jag vill inte ha en tjej som du’. Kärlekslyrik i nordisk punk”, Poplyrik. Den nordiske poesis nærvær i hverdagen, Nordisk lyrisk modernisme, Turku, Finland, 28–29 September 2017.

• ”Confluences of Performance, Film and Media. Öyvind Fahlström’s Performance Kisses Sweeter than Wine (1966)”, Symbiotic Cinema: Confluences Between Film and the Other Media, 24th SERCIA Conference, 6–8 September 2018, Linneaus University Växjö.

• ”Politics and play. Öyvind Fahlström’s Performance Kisses Sweeter than Wine (1966)”, Performance, Politics, and Play, The International Society for Cultural History (ISCH), New York City, 13–16 September 2018.

• ”Authenticity through the Anti-Aesthetics of Rock”, Popular Music Discourses: Authenticity and Mediatization, Karlstad University, 13–14 November 2018.

”Authenticity through the Anti-Aesthetics of Rock. The Anti-Aesthetics of Rock from Iggy Pop to Joy Division”, The Popularity of Words and Music, The Forum of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF), Haus der Universität at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, 22–24 November 2018, Düsseldorf.

• ”Öyvind Fahlström’s radio compositions Fåglar i Sverige & Den heliga Torsten Nilsson”, Tuning in to the Neo-Avant-Garde, Ghent University, 28–29 November 2018.

• ”Translation and mistranslation of Öyvind Fahlström’s manifesto ’HÄTILA RAGULPR PÅ FÅTSKLIABEN’”, Scandinavian Languages and Literatures in the World – Prospects and Challenges, Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen – Lund (CSS), Lund University, 16–18 May 2019, forthcoming.

• ”Öyvind Fahlström’s criticism of the Welfare State”, Money and Literature: Wealth, Finance, Aesthetics, The Nordic Association for Literary Research (Norlit), University of Copenhagen, 14–16 August 2019, forthcoming.

Participation in seminars and conferences

See separate list.

Mediation of research

• ”Bruno K. Öijer ligger rätt i tiden”, Svenska Dagbladet September 24 1995 (5 p). (pdf file)

• compère at a Poetry reading with the Norwegian poets Marion Palmer and Morten Øen, The Student Week in Tromsø, Norway March 9 1997.

• compère at a Poetry reading with the Norwegian poets Cathrine Grøndahl, Øyvind Berg and Liv Lundberg, The Student Week in Tromsø, Norway Februar 21 1999.

• stand for Norwegian avant-garde research, at Tekstallianse, exhibition for small editors, little magazines and authors, Litteraturhuset Oslo, August 23–24 2008.

• more than a hundred reviews of books written as a free-lance critic

Research sojourns at other institutions

• sabbatical, Paris scholar year 2005/2006. I among other followed studies in French, Institut Catholique de Paris. Institut de langue et de culture françaises, Paris, France.

• sabbatical, Oslo autumn 2008, associated to Deprtment of comparative literature, Universitety of Oslo.

• The Swedish research institute in Alexandria, Egypt, April 14–May 11 2002.

• studies in French, Institut Catholique de Paris. Institut de langue et de culture françaises, Paris, France, August 1991–Januar 1992.

Supervision

• main supervisor for ph.d.-student Alexander Kofod-Jensen, Karlstad University, since 2016, with a project on ”The Perpetrator’s Gaze: Postmemory and Perception in literature after The Second World War”.

• main supervisor for ph.d.-student Kari Løvaas, Karlstad University, since 2013, with a project on ”Det nakne livet og retten til å finnes” (the naked life).

• main supervisor for ph.d.-student Djamila Fatheddine, Karlstad University, since 2013, with a project on ”Den kroppsliga läsningen - villkor för grundskolans litteraturundervisning” (the bodily reading – conditions for education in literature in elementary school).

• main supervisor for ph.d.-student Morten Feldtfos Thomsen 2011–2016, with the doctoral thesis: Scenes of Writing, Scenes of Looking: Don DeLillo, Claus Beck-Nielsen, and the Politics of the Novel, defence 1 September 2016.

• supervisor for five master students in Comparative Literature, Karlstad University, since 2010.

• examiner for advanced and ph.d.-level, Comparative Literature, Karlstad University, since 2010.

• supervisor for ph.d.-student Judy Au, with the doctoral thesis: Reading websites as places: Two case studies of exploratory digital documents, defence February 2009.

• supervised sex master-students to exam, five in Documentation studies 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and one in Art history 2007, University of Tromsø.

Teaching & supervising experience

• full professor in Comparative Literature, Karlstad University, since 2010.

• associate professor at the Department of Documentation Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway 2000–2010.

• teaching of information technology (in English) at Barents Library School II: Environemental information, University of Tromsø, Norway June 2000, and May 2001.

• assistant professor in library studies at the Department of Documentation Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway autumn 1999.

• teaching graduate level on an hourly basis at the Department of Nordic Languages and Literature, University of Tromsø, Norway autumn 1997.

• teaching on an hourly basis at the Department of Comparative Literature (ALV), University of Tromsø, Norway 1996–1999. The level of teaching compares to the teaching duty of an associate professor.

• teaching at AMU (vocational training courses) in Sweden on an hourly basis or as a regular employee 1981–1985, 1989–1994.

Pedagogy

Universitetspedagogisk Seminar (UPS, cours in university pedagogy), University of Tromsø, autumn 2006.

Veiledning innenfor kunst- og kulturfagene, Workshop, Centre de cooperation franco-norvegienne en sciences sociales et humaines, Paris October 26– 27 2005.

Course in supervising, the University of Tromsø, Norway, Spring 2004.

Effective learning: strategies for student-centered teaching at the University of Tromsø, Professor Alan Jenkins from Oxford Brookes University, University of Tromsø, Norway, September 13–17 1999.

• basic course in pedagogy, University of Lund, Sweden, spring 1995.

Administrative qualifications

• member of the professor staff of Karlstad University, since 2012.

• member of the professor staff at the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, Karlstad University, since 2013.

• member of the department advisory board, Institue of Language, Literature and Interculture, Karlstad University, since 2013.

• member of the evaluation group of Comparative Literature at Karlstad, Örebro and Mälardalen University, 2011.

• member of the advisory board with responsibility for the research budget for the humanities, Karlstad University, 2010–2012.

• medmber of the board which wrote the goal description for the Faculty of Aesthetics and Philosophy for the years 2012–2013, Karlstad University, academic year 2010–2011.

• member of the advisory board for Department of Humanities and Gender Studies, Karlstads University, academic year 2010–2011.

• member of the board of Ordkalotten 2007–2008.

• coordinator of Library studies, Autumn 2006–Spring 2008.

• coordinator of the disciplin of Documentation Studies, autumn 2004.

member of the board of Faculty of Humanities, University of Tromsø, 2001–2002.

• work as assistent at the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Lund 1995–96.

• work in the archives and with documentation at the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Lund, first half of 1995.

Other qualifications

• work as engineer at the computer company Edebe RASAB in Malmö, Sweden 1986–1989.

• work as a free-lance critic at Nordvästra Skånes Tidningar and Göteborgs-Tidningen, Sweden since 1995.

• participation in the course How to write a Competitive Proposal for the Sixth Framework Programme, dr. Sean McCarthy Hyperion ltd., course for EU proposal writing, Tromsø January 13 2005.

• Member of Norsk Faglitterær Forfatter- og oversetterforening (NFF, the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers’ and Translators Union) 2004–2017.

• Member of Sveriges Författarförbund (SFF, The Swedish Writers’ Union), since 2004.

• Member of Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet.

• Member of the Vilhelm Ekelund-Society.

• Member of the Gunnar Ekelöf-Society.

• Member of the Anna Rydstedt-Society.

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