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Bodin, Helena, professorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1711-5798
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Bodin, H. (2023). Diplomater skriver om det tidiga 1900-talets Konstantinopel: Förmedling och fiktionalisering av (själv)biografiskt stoff. In: Per-Arne Bodin & Elena Balzamo (Ed.), Med pennan i hand: Trehundra år av diplomaters berättelser: (pp. 165-187). Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diplomater skriver om det tidiga 1900-talets Konstantinopel: Förmedling och fiktionalisering av (själv)biografiskt stoff
2023 (Swedish)In: Med pennan i hand: Trehundra år av diplomaters berättelser / [ed] Per-Arne Bodin & Elena Balzamo, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2023, p. 165-187Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Konstantinopel, dagens Istanbul, är en stad som länge kännetecknats av att vara en plats för ekonomiska utbyten och politiska förhandlingar. Diplomatin delar i mångt och mycket skönlitteraturens kommunikativa och semiotiska villkor‚ dess grundläggande ”som om”-förhållande. Från dessa utgångspunkter undersöker artikeln några biografiskt, självbiografiskt och fiktivt inriktade texter från 1900-talets första decennier. Några av dem är de mycket lästa och spridda skildringarna av sultanen-och-självhärskaren Abdülhamid II, där skribenten bygger på att han personligen kommit makthavaren nära. De är skrivna av pseudonymerna Georges Dorys och Ali Nouri, som båda hamnade i onåd hos sultanen, samt av de svenska diplomaterna Fredrik Martin och Birger Mörner, båda verksamma vid svenska beskickningen i Konstantinopel. Därtill uppmärksammas den brittiske diplomaten och författaren Harold Nicolsons roman Sweet Waters (1921) och en av hans noveller ur Some People (1927), som båda utspelar sig i Konstantinopel och här diskuteras i termer av autobiografiktion, ett slags metafiktion på självbiografisk grund. Harold Nicolson var gift med Vita Sackville-West och tjänstgjorde i Konstantinopel under Balkankrigen 1912–1913.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2023
Series
Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien: Konferenser, ISSN 0348-1433 ; 109
Keywords
diplomater, Konstantinopel, autobiografiktion, Abdülhamid II, Georges Dors, Ali Nouri, Birger Mörner, Fredrik Martin, Harold Nicolson
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-220644 (URN)978-91-88763-45-7 (ISBN)978-91-88763-46-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Konstantinopel kring 1900 som flerspråkig litterär värld ur svenska perspektiv
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, MHI19-1437:1
Available from: 2023-09-03 Created: 2023-09-03 Last updated: 2023-09-04Bibliographically approved
Bodin, H. (2023). "Weeping at the Grave Creates the Song: Alleluia": The Nachleben of Russian Orthodox Funeral Hymns in Modern Culture. In: Carl Johan Berglund; Barbara Crostini; James A. Kelhoffer (Ed.), Why We Sing: Music, Word, and Liturgy in Early Christianity: Essays in honour of Anders Ekenberg's 75th birthday (pp. 531-550). Leiden: Brill Nijhoff
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Weeping at the Grave Creates the Song: Alleluia": The Nachleben of Russian Orthodox Funeral Hymns in Modern Culture
2023 (English)In: Why We Sing: Music, Word, and Liturgy in Early Christianity: Essays in honour of Anders Ekenberg's 75th birthday / [ed] Carl Johan Berglund; Barbara Crostini; James A. Kelhoffer, Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2023, p. 531-550Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores the reception within modern culture of Russian Orthodox Christian funeral ritual and its hymnography, grounded in early Byzantine traditions. The selected examples of modern literary and musical works span from the 1940s to the 1990s. They are produced in Russian (Anna Akhmatova; Boris Pasternak), Swedish and Finland Swedish (Vera Alexandrova; Hagar Olsson), Church Slavonic (Krzysztof Penderecki), and English (John Tavener). Through their references to Orthodox funeral hymns and practices, a religious and cultural heritage that was severely threatened and almost destroyed by the atheistic communist state of the Soviet Union was remebered and activated anew. Due to their transfer into a secular semiosphere, the funerary texts gained new meanings and functions according to the norms and values which set the standards for modern culture. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2023
Series
Vigiliæ Christianæ, Supplements, ISSN 0920-623x ; 177
Keywords
Russian Orthodox Church, funeral ritual, funeral hymns, Byzantine traditions, Church Slavonic, cultural semiotics, John of Damascus, Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Vera Alexandrova, Hagar Olsson, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Tavener
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-211896 (URN)10.1163/9789004522053_021 (DOI)978-90-04-52203-9 (ISBN)978-90-04-52205-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-28 Created: 2022-11-28 Last updated: 2024-03-04Bibliographically approved
Bodin, H., Helgesson, S., Ljunggren, A., Mörte Alling, A., Nyqvist, A., Rasmussen, I. D., . . . Viktorin, M. (2022). Afterword. World literature in the making. In: Stefan Helgesson; Helena Bodin; Annika Mörte Alling (Ed.), Literature and the Making of the World: Cosmopolitan Texts, Vernacular Practices (pp. 307-311). London: Bloomsbury Academic
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Afterword. World literature in the making
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2022 (English)In: Literature and the Making of the World: Cosmopolitan Texts, Vernacular Practices / [ed] Stefan Helgesson; Helena Bodin; Annika Mörte Alling, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022, p. 307-311Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022
Series
Cosmopolitan–Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures
Keywords
world literature, world-making, cosmopolitanism, vernacular
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199606 (URN)10.5040/9781501374180.ch-00A (DOI)Free full text ()978-1-5013-7415-9 (ISBN)978-1-5013-7417-3 (ISBN)978-1-5013-7416-6 (ISBN)978-1-5013-7418-0 (ISBN)
Projects
World Literatures: Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M15-0343:1
Available from: 2021-12-11 Created: 2021-12-11 Last updated: 2021-12-13Bibliographically approved
Bodin, H. (2022). "Dwelling Place and Palace": The Theotokos as a "Living City" in Byzantine Hymns, Icons and Liturgical Practice. In: Myrto Veikou; Ingela Nilsson (Ed.), Spatialities of Byzantine Culture from the Human Body to the Universe: (pp. 503-521). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Dwelling Place and Palace": The Theotokos as a "Living City" in Byzantine Hymns, Icons and Liturgical Practice
2022 (English)In: Spatialities of Byzantine Culture from the Human Body to the Universe / [ed] Myrto Veikou; Ingela Nilsson, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2022, p. 503-521Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Byzantine hymnography, the Theotokos is represented not only as a Virgin and Mother. She is often imagined as a city, a Byzantine cityscape—possibly Constantinople—modelled on Jerusalem, the heavenly city. This chapter aims to present and discuss some examples from Byzantine hymnography and Orthodox liturgical practice, where the Theotokos is represented in spatial verbal images as a city with its architectural structures, or is praised as a “living city”, that is, enspirited or ensouled (Gr. empsychos). Its exploration is inspired by intermedial studies, where verbal and visual arts are understood as necessarily interacting and inseparably intertwined, and reflects recent research in which sacred space in Byzantium is regarded as participative. It is demonstrated that the Theotokos is represented as a city in Byzantine hymnography, while in liturgical practice she is at the same time praised by the city itself within the city. The praising of the Theotokos as a “living city” carries not only theological meanings but also activates Constantinople and other historical Mediterranean towns as enspirited in the minds and cultural memory of Orthodox Christians.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2022
Series
The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1500, ISSN 0928-5520 ; 133
Keywords
Byzantine hymnography, Theotokos, Constantinople, hierotopy, cultural memory, chora, Akathistos hymn, Pokrov
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-211895 (URN)10.1163/9789004523005_029 (DOI)978-90-04-51874-2 (ISBN)978-90-04-52300-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-28 Created: 2022-11-28 Last updated: 2022-12-01Bibliographically approved
Helgesson, S., Bodin, H. & Mörte Alling, A. (Eds.). (2022). Literature and the Making of the World: Cosmopolitan Texts, Vernacular Practices. London: Bloomsbury Academic
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Literature and the Making of the World: Cosmopolitan Texts, Vernacular Practices
2022 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This open access book positions itself at the intersection of world literature studies, literary anthropology and philosophical critiques of 'world' and 'globe' concepts. Doing so, it investigates how literature imagines and shapes worlds for its readers through linguistically specific cosmopolitan-vernacular dynamics, both at the level of textual engagement and on a material level of textual production and circulation. Moving from textual analyses in Part One – 'Worlds in Texts' – to combined analyses of texts, media and agents in the literary field in Part Two – 'Texts in Worlds' – the concerns of these nine chapters range from multilingualism, genre and style to material forms such as the little magazine or the scrapbook archive and finally to activities such as travel (as a writing profession) and literary promotion. 

With this focus on practice – which geographically engages with Constantinople, China, Russia, western Europe, North America, southern Africa and India – contributors demonstrate methodologically how world literature studies can bring the empirically specific detail to bear on global modes of analysis. It is precisely through such a dual optic that the world-making capacity of literature becomes apparent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. p. 352
Series
Cosmopolitan–Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures
Keywords
world literature, world-making, cosmopolitanism, vernacular
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199719 (URN)10.5040/9781501374180 (DOI)9781501374159 (ISBN)978-1-5013-7417-3 (ISBN)978-1-5013-7416-6 (ISBN)978-1-5013-7418-0 (ISBN)
Projects
World Literatures: Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M15-0343:1
Available from: 2021-12-13 Created: 2021-12-13 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Bodin, H. (2022). Narrating the crisis of Constantinople 1908–1922: A lost world in Greek, Armenian, Turkish and Russian (1ed.). In: Stefan Helgesson, Helena Bodin, Annika Mörte Alling (Ed.), Literature and the Making of the World: Cosmopolitan Texts, Vernacular Practices (pp. 15-49). London: Bloomsbury Academic
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Narrating the crisis of Constantinople 1908–1922: A lost world in Greek, Armenian, Turkish and Russian
2022 (English)In: Literature and the Making of the World: Cosmopolitan Texts, Vernacular Practices / [ed] Stefan Helgesson, Helena Bodin, Annika Mörte Alling, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022, 1, p. 15-49Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Bodin explores a case of literary world-making which transgresses the languages of national literatures. She examines four novels by Theotokas in Greek, Yessayan in Armenian, Edib Adıvar in Turkish and Zdanevich in Russian. They are all set in Constantinople between 1908 and 1922, a period which meant a protracted political crisis for the then still multilingual, multi-ethnic and multireligious city. By positing Constantinople’s narrated site before the fall of the Ottoman Empire as a Bakhtinian chronotope of threshold, Bodin studies how time and space are fused with language and agency in the selected novels. Irrespective of the author’s ethnicity or the novel’s language, the analyses demonstrate that the novels deploy displaced narration, and that they recollect or reclaim a lost world. Thereby, the act of writing itself is challenged, questioned or interrupted. Together, these novels make a linguistically multifaceted contribution to world literature and crafts Constantinople as a literary world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022 Edition: 1
Series
The cosmopolitan–vernacular dynamic: Conjunctions of world literature
Keywords
Constantinople (Istanbul), chronotope of threshold, crisis, literary world-making, multilingualism, displaced narration, George Theotokas, Zabel Yessayan, Halide Edib Adıvar, Ilia Zdanevich
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199600 (URN)10.5040/9781501374180.ch-1 (DOI)978-1-5013-7415-9 (ISBN)978-1-5013-7417-3 (ISBN)978-1-5013-7416-6 (ISBN)
Projects
World Literatures: Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M15-0343:1
Available from: 2021-12-10 Created: 2021-12-10 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Hansen, J. & Bodin, H. (2022). Nordic Literary Translingualism. In: Steven G. Kellman; Natasha Lvovich (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translingualism: (pp. 165-176). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordic Literary Translingualism
2022 (English)In: The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translingualism / [ed] Steven G. Kellman; Natasha Lvovich, London: Routledge, 2022, p. 165-176Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter surveys the diverse landscape of literary translingualism in the Nordic region. A brief overview of contemporary language situations in the Nordic countries is followed by an examination of translingual aspects of the work of Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Edith Södergran, Karen Blixen, and Kjartan Fløgstad. The subsequent sections discuss trends in Nordic literary translingualism from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, focusing in particular on postcolonial contexts, minority literatures, and migration. The chapter concludes with a consideration of how works by Tomas Tranströmer, Caroline Bergvall, and Cia Rinne invite translingual readings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2022
Series
Routledge Literature Handbooks
Keywords
multilingual literature, literary multilingualism, translingualism, Nordic literature
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199603 (URN)10.4324/9780429298745-18 (DOI)2-s2.0-85130872492 (Scopus ID)9780367279189 (ISBN)9780429298745 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-11 Created: 2021-12-11 Last updated: 2024-03-04Bibliographically approved
Bodin, H. (2022). The Gunnar Ekelöf Room and the Poet’s Widow as Archivist and Author. In: Ulrike Spring; Johan Schimanski; Thea Aarbakke (Ed.), Transforming Author Museums: From Sites of Pilgrimage to Cultural Hubs (pp. 154-176). New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Gunnar Ekelöf Room and the Poet’s Widow as Archivist and Author
2022 (English)In: Transforming Author Museums: From Sites of Pilgrimage to Cultural Hubs / [ed] Ulrike Spring; Johan Schimanski; Thea Aarbakke, New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022, p. 154-176Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Gunnar Ekelöf Room is a reconstructed memorial museum of the late home of the Swedish modernist poet at the Sigtuna Foundation not far from Stockholm. While Gunnar Ekelöf’s original manuscripts are archived at Uppsala University Library, their copies are accessible in the duplicate so-called Home Archive, set up by his widow Ingrid Ekelöf and housed in the Gunnar Ekelöf Room, as is also the extensive correspondence between her and the literary critic Brita Wigforss. Guided by cultural memory studies and archival studies which regard archives and writers’ houses as texts and media, this chapter explores how the Home Archive through this correspondence recounts its own origin, thereby offering new aspects of the metonymic principles that generally guide archival work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022
Series
Museums and Collections ; 13
Keywords
archive, archivist, cultural memory studies, metonymy, reconstructed memorial museum, widow, Ingrid Ekelöf, Brita Wigforss
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199601 (URN)978-1-80073-243-8 (ISBN)978-1-80073-244-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-10 Created: 2021-12-10 Last updated: 2022-08-09Bibliographically approved
Bodin, H. (2022). "Världens härskare ska förnedras" – om Pussy Riot och de heliga dårarna. Religion & livsfrågor (3), 13-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Världens härskare ska förnedras" – om Pussy Riot och de heliga dårarna
2022 (Swedish)In: Religion & livsfrågor, ISSN 0347-2159, no 3, p. 13-17Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-213560 (URN)
Available from: 2023-01-09 Created: 2023-01-09 Last updated: 2023-01-26Bibliographically approved
Bodin, H. (2021). From Adam to Tsar' Kosmos: Cosmopolitanism in the Byzantine Tradition. Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Literatures (JOLCEL), 5, 28-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Adam to Tsar' Kosmos: Cosmopolitanism in the Byzantine Tradition
2021 (English)In: Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Literatures (JOLCEL), ISSN 2593-743X, Vol. 5, p. 28-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Setting out from the short dialogue in which the Cynic philosopher Diogenes of Sinope, upon being asked “Where are you from?,” replied “I am a citizen of the world” (a cosmopolitan), the purpose of this article is to explore cosmopolitanism in Byzantine tradition, which surpasses the actual empire in both space and time and includes even later Orthodox Christian practices. This is done by considering its significance for literary world-making within the framework of languages used in Byzantine tradition, most importantly Greek. Textual examples from the first centuries AD, of importance for later discussions in Byzantium, present Adam, Moses and Christian believers as citizens of the world (cosmopolitans). In subsequent examples from the twelfth century, Orthodox Christian monks are instead called citizens of heaven (ouranopolitans), and the Constantinopolitan writer John Tzetzes records the many languages of the capital of the empire, which often has been described as a cosmopolitan city. Furthermore, examples of hymnography, homilies, and icons from the Orthodox Christian celebration of Pentecost are examined. The Pentecostal miracle offers a multilingual event which unites and enlightens kosmos in contrast to the confusion of tongues in Babel. As a whole, the article is inspired by discussions of cosmopolitanism as a travelling concept and as a controversial concept that encompasses both unity and plurality. It is proposed that cosmopolitanism in Byzantine tradition borders between homogenising (monolingual) and heterogenising (multilingual) modes.

Keywords
Byzantine tradition, cosmopolitans, ouranopolitans, Adam, Moses, John Tzetzes, Pentecost, multilingualism, monolingualism
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-196310 (URN)10.21825/jolcel.v5i0.11455 (DOI)
Projects
World Literatures – Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics
Available from: 2021-09-04 Created: 2021-09-04 Last updated: 2022-04-13Bibliographically approved
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