Current postdoc projects
The first project deals with questions of place, ecology, aesthetics, and materiality in regard to John Keats’s poetry.
The second analyses the function of literature in the Scandinavian welfare state during the period 1937–1976. Examining in particular the implications of state-support in regard to the literary practice, the project outlines the way in which the idea of literary "labor" is motivated and legitimatized in cultural policies, public debates, and, not least, by authors themselves. Claiming that the author function cannot be separated from the logic of the state-endorsed literary system, the project describes how this paradigm is made meaningful, and how it has affected the understanding of literary intellectual labor.