Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


My main area of expertise in Swedish eighteenth-century literature. In 2014 I publicly defended my dissertation on the Swedish poet Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna, and his poem Skördarne (1796), its uses of genres and its ideological significance. I have since then edited the poems of Oxenstierna in an annotated edition and published articles on other Swedish eighteenth-century poets.

One of the most fascinating aspects of eighteenth-century literature is its mixture of the old and the new, the classical and the modern. On a more general and theoretical level I am interested in related questions (classical reception, the survival of genres, periodization, anachronism). My new research project concerns these questions.



Books (1)
Editorships (2)
Articles (7)
Book chapters (10)
Reviews (4)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (10)

Research portal (Lund University)

Alfred Sjödin

Comparative Literature
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail alfred.sjodinlitt.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 74

Room SOL:H232b

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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