Elisabeth Hjorth

Senior Lecturer

The Film, Photography and Literary Composition
Visiting address
Storgatan 43
41138 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 131
405 30 Göteborg


HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and
Visiting address
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
41137 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 131
40530 Göteborg

About Elisabeth Hjorth

Elisabeth Hjorth is researcher and program responsible for the BA- program in literary composition.

Her recently finished research project was financed by the Swedish Research Council and revolves around female autobiography, violence and shame in relation to writing (in conversation with Adriana Cavarero, Chris Krauss, Simone Weil, Marina Abramovic, Sara Ahmend and others).

In 2015 Elisabeth Hjorth defended the thesis "Desperate Readings. Literature as Resistance and Reading as Ethics", where literature and reading as resistance and responsibility are discussed from feministic and ethical perspectives, with Gayatri Spivak as the main theorist.

Elisabeth Hjorth debuted with the poetry collection Kärnfamiljen in 2008 and has published four novels since then. Her academic and literary interests are feminism and representation, ethical/ political writing and readings of the world, postcolonial theory, the essay as form and (self)performance, language/power, micro- and macro narrations, the novel as permeable genre.