Ph D and senior lecturer of literary studies.
When I decided to pursue a career in comparative literature I knew that I wanted to do research as well as teach. That is also how things have turned out, and I find that the combination of the two is very rewarding. At present, I divide my time between teaching, writing a book on the construction of childhood in Swedish literature and teaching. I find all aspects of my work inspiring and challenging, and my main problem is that I want to be everywhere at once.
I wrote my doctoral thesis on the metapoetic strategies of Swedish contemporary poet Jesper Svenbro. Later, I have returned to the question of metapoetry in various articles. I have also studied the notion of mimesis from different perspectives.
In my spare time I work as a literary critic, a great occupation as I am what T.S Eliot called a historical provincialist: I enjoy reading newly published literature and keeping up with the new - good as well as bad.