Short CV/Education and training

  • 1969
    M.A. in English, German and Pedagogics, Lund

  • 1979
    PhD in English Literature, Lund

  • 1979
    Reader in English Literature, Lund

  • 1987
    British Council Visiting Fellow, Oxford

  • 1987 – 1988
    and 1989 – 1990, Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Hamburg

  • 1996
    Professor of English Literature, Lund University

  • Since 1997
    Honorary Member of the T. S. Eliot Society

  • 2000 – 2002
    Chair of the Royal Society of Letters, Lund

  • 2002
    Visiting Fellow of All Souls

  • 2004 – 2007
    President, International Association of University Professors of English

  • Since 2005
    Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Letters

  • 2009 – 2014
    Dean of Research in the Humanities and Theology, Lund University, Sweden

Selected publications

  • Ed., *The Brontës in Context*, CUP 2012

  • *The Brontës and Education*, CUP 2007

  • Ed., *Rethinking Modernism*, Palgrave Macmillan 2003

  • *The Brontës and Religion*, CUP 1999

  • *Rochester: The Poems in Context*, CUP 1993

  • *'The Waste Land': A Fragmentary Wholeness*, Lund Studies in English, 1978


Selected projects

  • Current project on poetry in early twentieth-century Britain

Additional qualifications

  • Authorised translator Swedish-English and English-Swedish

  • Authorised interpreter in English and German


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Literature in German and Swedish


Soft Skills

  • Local politician, Municipality of Eslöv, Sweden, from 1977 to 1987; served on the Local Council, the Social Welfare Committee and the Immigrants' Council


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married to the German author Axel Thormählen; mother of Åsa and Imke, Lund University administrators, the latter also an author of fiction; grandmother of twins Leo and Felix, all with the same family name


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