Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am a lecturer in Medical Humanities, specifically literature and medicine. I am employed at The Centre for Languages and Literature, while my teaching is placed at the Medical Faculty, where I teach, supervise, and contribute to develop new ways of bringing the humanities into the medical programme.

My background is in Literary Studies, where I 2010 completed my thesis, Litterära besvär. Skildringar av sjukdom i samtida svensk prosa (Literary Ills. Portrayals of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Fiction). In my further research I continue to explore literature's role within the field of Medical Humanities.

2010: Ph.D., Lund University

2006: Visiting Scholar, Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University.

2006: School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University.

2003: M.A., Lund University.

2002: Student at Department of English, University of Hull.



Books (1)
Editorships (3)
Articles (6)
Book chapters (14)
Conference contributions (2)
Reports (3)
Reviews (4)
Newspaper articles (7)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Member of "Nordic Network for Studies in Narrativity and Medicine".

Member of the research group "Health, Art and Society" (HAS) at the University of Tromsø.

2011-2012 member of the editorial board of Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, in 2012 responsible for the review section.

Katarina Bernhardsson

Comparative Literature
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail katarina.bernhardssonlitt.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 66

Room H228

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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