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Research projects

Current and completed research projects at the Department of Languages and Literatures.

Virtual Space: New Being of Palaeoslavistic, Antoaneta Granberg, 2018-2020

  • Valency-decreasing verbal morphology in a group of six under-analysed Bantu languages, Malin Petzell, Leora Bar-El, Sebastian Dom, Ponsiano Kanijo, 2020-2023
  • Variation and contact in medieval personal names, Michelle Waldispühl, 2019-
  • The role of language in segregation and gentrification processes: linguistic landscapes in Gothenburg, Sweden, Johan Järlehed, Maria Löfdahl, Tommaso Milani, Helle Lykke Nielsen, Tove Rosendal, 2019-2022
  • The role of the verb phrase and word order in the expression of definiteness in Bantu languages, Eva-Marie Bloom Ström, 2018-2020
  • The rise of complex verb constructions in Germanic, Evie Coussé, Gerlof Bouma and Nicoline van der Sijs, 2018-2021
  • Somali and Prosodic Typology, Laura Downing, Morgan Nilsson, Maarten Mous (2016-2019)
  • The semantics of verbal morphology in central Tanzanian Bantu languages: a comparative study, Malin Petzell, 2016-2018
  • Syntax und Sprachkontakt. Gesprochenes Deutsch im Gebiet Krasnojarsk (Sibirien) [Syntax in contact. Spoken German in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia)], Christiane Andersen
  • Conservative Sensibilities: Literary imaginations and the Press in Nineteenth-century Latin America, Andrea Castro och Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik, 2019-2021
  • Authorship on Trial: Treason at the Dawn of the Cold War, 1944-1949, Marius Hentea, 2017-2020
  • ‘Collective Motherliness’ in Italy and Spain: Reception and Reformulation of Ellen Key's Ideas on Motherhood and Female Sexuality in a Southern European Context (1900-1939), Ulla Åkerström (GU) och Elena Lindholm (UmU), 2016-2019
  • The Politics of Poetics: The Testimonial Genre and the Literary Prize of Casa de las Américas (1970-2011), Anna Forné, 2016-2018

Ancient Languages

  • Digital Resources in Palaeoslavistics: towards Building a Network for Medieval Slavic Sources, Antoaneta Granberg, 2015-2017
  • Libanius’ Declamations 17–23, Mikael Johansson



  • Dido´s Anguish in French 16th Century. Hélisenne de Crenne´s Version of the Aeneid: a Critical Text Edition, Britt-Marie Karlsson och Sara Ehrling
  • Cratylus Sinensis: An Interdisciplinary and Comparative Study of the Han Dynasty Rhapsody and Graeco-Roman Poetics, Martin Svensson Ekström
  • Focusing on the periphery: Francophone literature in Swedish translation during the 20th century, Elisabeth Bladh
  • Exiles in Print: Modernism and Little Magazines in Paris 1921-1939
  • Shakespeare's Insides: A Systematic Study of a Dramatic Device, Marcus Nordlund
  • Images and Imaginations: The History fo Arabic, African and Latin American Literatures in Translation into Swedish, Tetz Rooke, Mikela Lundahl, Cecilia Alvstad
  • On the border between fact and fiction: testimonial representations of dictatorship in Argentine and Uruguay (1985-2005), Anna Forné
  • The Gravitation of Memory: Literary, Social and Institutional Testimonies of Dictatorship in the Southern Cone, Anna Forné, GU, Rossana Nofal, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Máximo Badaró, Universidad Nacional de San Martín
  • The Politics of Translation Metaphors: Shaping Translation Studies, Situating the Translator, Angela Kölling 2013-2016
  • Mapping the Fluid Self. Water Writing as a Transcultural Strategy in Contemporary German Literature, Linda Karlsson Hammarfelt