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Orena storformer i Mette Moestrups "kingsize" och Anna Hallbergs "mil"

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Authors Johan Alfredsson
Published in Långa dikter. Berättelse, experiment, politik
Pages 133-156
ISBN 9788290359947
Publisher Alvheim & Eide Akademisk Forlag
Place of publication Bergen
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Pages 133-156
Language sv
Keywords Contemporary Scandinavian Poetry, Impure Large Forms, Mediatization, Autonomy, New Media
Subject categories Scandinavian languages, General Literature Studies, Specific Literatures, Aesthetics


This is an article on how Scandinavian poetry has, over the last couple of decades, dealt with its inherent associations with autonomy, exclusion and marginalization. Due to the rise of new media, and the effects of what the social sciences call the "mediatization" of society, contemporary poetry has in large chosen to walk away from its Romantic-Modernist tradition of exclusion and marginalization (and the ideological implications of that), without compromising on autonomy. One of the ways in which this has been accomplished is by the use of what the article labels "impure large forms", inspired by the impure ideals of e.g. 1960s Scandinavian concrete poetry and the 1970-1980s North American L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E-movement. These contemporary impure large forms are exemplified by Danish poet Mette Moestrup's book "kingsize" from 2006, and Swedish poet Anna Hallberg's book "mil" from 2008.

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