Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

As a professor of Comparative Literature I am a researcher, teacher and adviser on all levels in the department. I am also engaged in the education of teachers at Campus Helsingborg. I have also produced material for education.

My research is focused on gender studies, foremost feminist and queer theories. My research project about women, literature and nazism resulted in the monography Brown Pens (2012). Within the frame of FOLIO, a research group dealing with public life and literature, I have contributed with an article about every day life in a Mass dictatorship, in my case Nazi Germany in the thirties (Palgrave, 2013). I have also recently published an article on lesbian girls in childrens' books in an anthology about the values pictured in childrens' books (2012). Current project, Judgement and didactics, deals with women critics and literary reviewing. The project group aims at writing the first Swedish History of Critics exclusively focusing on women.

Research

About the research

My research belongs to the field of gender studies, especially feminist and queer theories. My project on women, literature and Nazism resulted in the monography Brown pens (2012), dealing with Nazi women writers in Sweden in the 1930s. My thesis is that the women promoted Nazi politics in their novels and short stories and used them as political propaganda. Brown pens originated from my former project about women writers in the 1930s, Blod och jord (2008), which is about tendencies of Blut and Boden in the literature of that decade. The concept of Blut and Boden was adopted by the Nazis at the same time. These two projects are situated within FOLIO. This project group has also created an anthology (Palgrave due in 2013), dealing with every day life in Mass dictatorship. My article is about a childrens' book set in Nazi Germany in the thirties.

My research in the field of children's books has also resulted in an article about lesbian protagonists in an anthology about values pictured in childrens' books from 2012. In the project Hype in literature I am writing an article which deals with pornography and sexuality in a childrens' book from the 1970s. It was a result of the so called Swedish sin, a success and a hype!

Current project, Judgement and didactics, deals with women critics and reviewing. The project group, consisting of three scholars from three universities in Sweden, aims at producing the first Swedish History of Critics exclusively focusing on women critics

Publications

Books (4)
Editorships (10)
Book chapters (27)
Conference contributions (6)
Reviews (8)
Newspaper articles (1)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Administrative

Tasks

  • Director of Studies at Children's Literature and Comparative Literature
  • Member, Board of Section 2, Centre for Languages and Literature

Teaching

Bibi Jonsson

Professor
Comparative Literature
Centre for Languages and Literature

Director of Studies
Children's Literature
Comparative Literature
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail bibi.jonssonlitt.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 72

Mobile +46 70 530 25 97

Room SOL:H219b

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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