Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2020
    Professor of Comparative Literature at Stockholm University

  • Since 2013
    Professor in Language and Culture at Linköping University and Director of the Graduate School in Language and Culture in Europe

  • 2013 – 2016
    Member of the University Board

  • 2007 – 2012
    Senior lecturer at the Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University

  • 2009 – 2012
    Pro-head of the Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University

  • 2009 – 2012
    Member of The Board of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping University

  • 2006
    Associate Professor (docent) from the Department of Literature and History of Ideas (Stockholm)

  • 2002 – 2007
    Research associate at the Department of Literature and History of Ideas, Stockholm University

  • 1996 – 2002
    Part-time teacher at the Department of Literature and History of Ideas, Stockholm University

  • 1988 – 1995
    PhD student at the Department of Literature and History of Ideas, Stockholm University

Selected publications

  • 2020: ”Lacan and the Archeology of the Subject”, Analysing the Cultural Unconscious: Science of the Signifier, red. Munk Rösing et al., London: Bloomsbury Academic

  • 2020: ”Queen Christina’s Coolness”, Exploring Nordic Cool in Literary History, red. Hermansson & Lohfert Jørgensen, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins

  • 2020: “An Antidote to the Crisis of Contemporary Culture: Rereading Kristeva on Duras”, The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva, red. Beardsworth & Auxier, Chicago: Open Court Publishing.

  • 2018: “Subjects of Sovereign Control and the Art of Critique in the Early Modern Period”, Control Culture: Foucault and Deleuze after Discipline, ed. Beckman, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

  • 2017: Love and desire in French moralist discourse, Framing Premodern Desires: Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe, red. Lidman et al., Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

  • 2017: ”Joi d’amor as Discursive Practice”, Tears, Sigh and Laughter: Expressions of Emotions in the Middle Ages, red. Förnegård et al., Stockholm: KVHAA.

  • 2016: ”Duras and the art of the impossible”, Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable. From Culture to the Clinic, eds. A. Piotrowska and B. Tyrer, London: Routledge.

  • 2015: “Ambiguities of Spiritual and Courtly Love – A Theoretical Refection”, The Eufemiavisor and Courtly Culture. Time, Texts and Cultural Transfer, eds. Olle Ferm et al., Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien.

  • 2015: ”Polyphony of Love in the Heptaméron”, Allusions and Reflections. Greek and Roman Mythology in Renaissance Europe, eds. Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre et al., Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • 2014: ”Christine de Pizan’s Appropriation of the Courtly Tradition”, Theorizing Narrative Genres and Gender, eds. Lieselotte Steinbrügge et al., Leuven: La République des Lettres, Peeters Publishers.

  • 2013: “The Division of Love and Feminine Desire”, Pangs of Love and Longing. Configuation of Desire in Premodern Literature, eds. Anders Cullhed, Carin Franzén et al., Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Current projects



Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Swedish Research Council-Expert group aesthetics/literature, 2014 – 2016

  • Member of SCSC:s Council 2018–2021; The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

Media coverage

Selected media appearances:




Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

Translations from French into Swedish:

  • 2019: Michel Foucault, Att styra de levande: Collège de France 1979–1980, Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag

  • 2015: Jacques Lacan, Psykoanalysens fyra grundbegrepp. Seminarium 11, Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag

  • 2012: Alain Badiou, Andra manifestet för filosofin, Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag


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