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Andersson, M. (2022). Anna Wegener, Karin Michaëlis’ Bibi books: Producing, Rewriting, Reading and Continuing a Children’s Fiction Series, 1927–1953 [Review]. European Journal of Scandinavian Studies, 52(2), 299-301
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anna Wegener, Karin Michaëlis’ Bibi books: Producing, Rewriting, Reading and Continuing a Children’s Fiction Series, 1927–1953
2022 (Swedish)In: European Journal of Scandinavian Studies, ISSN 2191-9399, E-ISSN 2191-9402, Vol. 52, no 2, p. 299-301Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-220314 (URN)10.1515/ejss-2022-2024 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-08-22 Created: 2023-08-22 Last updated: 2023-10-19Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2022). Maria Ulfgard, Nils Holgersson tur & retur: Barnens brev till Selma Lagerlöf [Review]. Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap (4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maria Ulfgard, Nils Holgersson tur & retur: Barnens brev till Selma Lagerlöf
2022 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 4Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-220315 (URN)10.54797/tfl.v52i4.14573 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-08-22 Created: 2023-08-22 Last updated: 2023-09-17Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2022). Mord, blod och rosslande kämpars dödskval: Fridtjuv Bergs Trojanska kriget och Iliaden för barn. Barnboken, 45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mord, blod och rosslande kämpars dödskval: Fridtjuv Bergs Trojanska kriget och Iliaden för barn
2022 (Swedish)In: Barnboken, ISSN 0347-772X, E-ISSN 2000-4389, Vol. 45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Around the turn of the twentieth century, several retellings of Homer’s epic and Greek mythology were published for children in Sweden. Fridtjuv Berg’s Trojanska kriget (The Trojan War, 1901) in the canonical publication series Barnbiblioteket Saga (The Children’s Library Saga) became one of the most long-lived. This article examines the characteristics of Berg’s rewriting by an analysis of the organization of the narrative, paratextual features, and the depiction of gender. Berg’s strategies are compared with another contemporary rewriting of The Iliad, Kata Dalström’s Grekiska guda- och hjältesagor (Greek Tales of Gods and Heroes, 1893). The article shows that the two rewritings mainly depict the same events and in the same order. Trojanska kriget foregrounds the historical content of The Iliad in the paratexts and by structuring the narrative around the foundation and fall of Troy. Dalström’s paratexts stress the timelessness of the work by references to a long cultural tradition, which is reinforced by illustrations depicting artworks from different eras. Berg’s book is more richly and uniformly illustrated, and Louis Moe’s illustrations highlight the action of the tale. Furthermore, Berg and Dalström focus on different aspects when abridging the tales, which influences the depiction of gender. While both rewritings describe a patriarchal society, Berg puts greater emphasis on male relationships and heroism. The women are mainly described as passive victims of war or masculinist power structures. Dalström’s version contains a greater variety of women. The comparison makes clear that Berg’s greater interest in the historical and factual aspects of Homer’s epic may have contributed to a more conservative gender ideology. At the same time, the rapid action of Trojanska kriget together with the publication context in Barnbiblioteket Saga are probably two of the factors behind the book’s success.

Keywords
Rewritings for children, Greek mythology, gender, Barnbiblioteket Saga, Fridtjuv Berg, Kata Dalström
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-212857 (URN)10.14811/clr.v45.731 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-12-13 Created: 2022-12-13 Last updated: 2022-12-19Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2021). The Making(s) of a Girl: Gender and Humanness in Frances Hardinge's Cuckoo Song. Analize – Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies, 30(16), 46-59
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Making(s) of a Girl: Gender and Humanness in Frances Hardinge's Cuckoo Song
2021 (English)In: Analize – Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies, E-ISSN 2344-2352, Vol. 30, no 16, p. 46-59Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A common trend in modern fantasy literature for children and young adults is to describe theworld from the monster’s point of view. Frances Hardinge’s Cuckoo Song (2014) exploreswhat it means to be a girl from the perspective of a changeling. In the article, I analyze thechangeling motif with a focus on gender and humanness. The article shows how non-normativefemininity and the non-human are intertwined in the depiction of the changeling. The girl’sfeeling of otherness is portrayed through her unruly and makeshift body that threatens to betrayher by falling apart or taking control of her actions. Only by moving beyond restrictive notionsof girlhood and affirming the non-human, can a resolution be achieved. The changeling in Cuckoo Song juxtaposes the non-human with humans that have been represented as the otherin Western society, like women, children, and foreign people. Thus, the narrative sheds lighton practices of othering and the gendered, racialized, and age-specific norms of human life. Through an exploration of the effects of dehumanization, Hardinge’s novel devises a posthuman ethic underlining all creatures’ right to life.

Keywords
Frances Hardinge, young adult literature, changeling, femininity, non-human
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-200450 (URN)
Available from: 2022-01-05 Created: 2022-01-05 Last updated: 2022-12-08Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2020). Constantia Carolina Amalia von Strussenfelt, 1803-05-16 — 1847-03-24: Författare, lärare. In: Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon: . Göteborgs universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constantia Carolina Amalia von Strussenfelt, 1803-05-16 — 1847-03-24: Författare, lärare
2020 (Swedish)In: Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Göteborgs universitet, 2020Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborgs universitet, 2020
Series
Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, E-ISSN 2003-0088
Keywords
1800-talet, Författare, Lärare
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-192145 (URN)9789163975943 (ISBN)
Note

Publicerat 2020-10-20.

Available from: 2021-04-14 Created: 2021-04-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2020). Framtidens kvinnor: Mognad och medborgarskap i svenska flickböcker 1832-1921. Stockholm: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Framtidens kvinnor: Mognad och medborgarskap i svenska flickböcker 1832-1921
2020 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 2020. p. 287
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Svenska barnboksinstitutet, ISSN 0347-5387 ; 152
Series
Kriterium, ISSN 2002-2131 ; 26
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-188373 (URN)10.22188/kriterium.26 (DOI)9789170613319 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-01-05 Created: 2021-01-05 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2020). Ulrika Sophia von Strussenfelt, 1801-05-09 — 1873-01-16: Författare, översättare, lärare. In: Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon: . Göteborgs universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ulrika Sophia von Strussenfelt, 1801-05-09 — 1873-01-16: Författare, översättare, lärare
2020 (Swedish)In: Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Göteborgs universitet, 2020Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborgs universitet, 2020
Series
Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, E-ISSN 2003-0088
Keywords
1800-talet, Författare, Lärare, Översättare
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-192146 (URN)9789163975943 (ISBN)
Note

Publicerat 2020-03-02.

Available from: 2021-04-14 Created: 2021-04-14 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2019). Ulirka Lagerlöf Nilsson, Tradition, modernitet och förnyelse: Elisabeth Beskow och hennes författarskap decennierna kring sekelskiftet 1900 [Review]. Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, 49(1), 84-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ulirka Lagerlöf Nilsson, Tradition, modernitet och förnyelse: Elisabeth Beskow och hennes författarskap decennierna kring sekelskiftet 1900
2019 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 49, no 1, p. 84-86Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-171577 (URN)
Available from: 2019-08-15 Created: 2019-08-15 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2018). Gunnel Linde. In: Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon: . Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gunnel Linde
2018 (Swedish)In: Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2018
Series
Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, E-ISSN 2003-0088
Keywords
1900-talet, 2000-talet, barn- och ungdomslitteratur, författare, journalist, regissör, BRIS
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-154017 (URN)978-91-639-7594-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2018). Laura Matilda Bernhardina Fitinghoff: Författare. In: Svenska kvinnobiografiskt lexikon: . Göteborgs universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Laura Matilda Bernhardina Fitinghoff: Författare
2018 (Swedish)In: Svenska kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Göteborgs universitet, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborgs universitet, 2018
Keywords
1800-talet, 1900-talet, Barn- och ungdomslitteratur, Författare
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-154016 (URN)9789163975943 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2023-03-21Bibliographically approved
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