Rikard Wingård

Senior Lecturer

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Rikard Wingård

Born in 1981, graduated in 2011. I have conducted research into the history and theory of reading, in particular the reception and aesthetics of early modern "Volksbücher" (chapbooks). I am currently studying early modern manuscript culture in Sweden and how the notion of scribal publishing relates to modern theories of the, supposedly, profound influence of print on societies, cultures and mentalities. I am also working on an introductory textbook on bibliography and the history of the book.

Research interests

Book history, history of reading, reception theory, bibliography, the premodern and early modern age, popular literature, ecocriticism.