Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am professor of literary studies at the Centre for Languages and Literature.

My main field of research is literature and the public sphere.

Currently I'm PI for the trans-disciplinary project SHARP - Shared Reading after Pain Rehabilitation. SHARP aims at exploring the effects of Shared Reading, a group based reading and literature promotion initiative, directed towards persons suffering from chronic, non-cancer pain being treated at Skane University Hospital, Lund.

Between 2013 and 2017 I have been working on the project "Negotiating Literary Value: Sweden 2013", financed by The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund. The aim of the project has been to develop an up-to-date understanding of the nature of literary value, and how it is created, by investigating today's Swedish literary field and book-market, which have undergone substantial changes in recent decades. In modern society, literature is credited with great social, cultural, and existential value.



Books (9)
Editorships (5)
Articles (8)
Book chapters (23)
Reviews (13)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (13)
Supervision at Lund University (3)

Research portal (Lund University)


Teaching spring 2018

Anders Ohlsson

Comparative Literature
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail anders.ohlssonlitt.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 67

Room SOL:H221

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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