Christer Ekholm

Senior Lecturer

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
412 55 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Christer Ekholm

Born in 1966, PhD 2005. Primarily concerned with reception theoretical issues, secondarily with modern Swedish narrative, from working-class ficition to experimental prose.

Research interests

  • Reception theory, focusing on aspects of phenomenology, performativity and spatiality
  • Swedish modernism, focusing on its relationship with the concept of Bildung
  • Swedish working-class ficition

Ongoing and completed research projects

  • The Localisation of the Reader as an Aesthetic-Political Device, a postdoctoral project concerning the localisation of the reader-role from a speech-act-theoretical point of view.
  • Literature as an Agent of Bildung, on didactic tendencies in Swedish modernism.
  • Several studies on the authorships of Erik Beckman and Lars Ahlin.


I am currently teaching and tutoring at different levels on courses in Comparative Literature, as well as on teacher training courses.