University of Gothenburg

Comparative Literature

The main research interest in Comparative Literature is centred on the character, function, and history of literary text.

Literary Studies at the University of Gothenburg is a versatile research environment. Swedish and Scandinavian literature are the main areas, but we also study literature in other languagesand apply transcultural and transmedia perspectives within the framework of a broadened concept of literature.

Current research areas:

• Children's and Youth Literature

 Critical Theory

 Reception, Reading, Criticism, and Circulation of Literature

• Ecocriticism

 Intermediality and Media history

• Literary History and Historiography

• Literature and Medicine

• Literature and Politics

• Literature Instruction

• Popular Literature

• Theatre and Performing Arts History Studies 

• Working Class Literature

Our interdisciplinary orientation provides a dynamic research environment open to developing new areas and integrating new methods and theoretical perspectives. This also characterizes our interdisciplinary seminars: Find our seminar program here (in Swedish)

Our research in education

Our research areas are also reflected in our courses and programs, both in thematic courses on different levels, and in the programs Editorial Practice and Digital Humanities. We are also responsible for the teacher education program in Swedish for school years 7-9 and upper secondary school.