Person

Astrid Møller-Olsen

Researcher

  • Chinese Studies
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail astrid.moller-olsenostas.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

My doctoral research is concerned with cityscape and memory in contemporary urban fiction in Chinese, with a special focus on Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei. In my work, I analyze narrative representation of space and time with inspiration from literary cartography, walking as method, multisensory narration, concepts of privacy, plants in literature and probably more to come.

I have an MA in comparative literature (specializing in Chinese literature) from University of Copenhagen, including half a year at Beijing University (北大). I have worked as an assistant lecturer at UCPH and as personal assistant to the dean at Beijing International Studies University (二外 BISU).

I enjoy reading most kinds of fiction (especially experimental fiction and 1900 adventure novels), as well as literature on philosophy of language, zoology, gardening and quantum mechanics. Reading suggestions are always welcome!

To follow my work, please visit my blog www.writingchina.net

-Astrid / 艾喜

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

In my current research, I look at how contemporary Sinophone works of fiction use botanical characters, plant imagery and green environments to create alternative realities, explore possible futures and deal with traumatic pasts; colouring their writings, so to speak, with the green ink of literary plants. In a world where environmental concerns loom large in the media and classrooms alike, this project will help us understand how human beings imagine their plant others as monsters, saviours or parts of themselves.

Other research interests include literary sensory studies, urban Sinophone fiction, spacetime narratology, language and translation, world literature and memory studies.

Books (1)

Articles (3)

Book chapters (1)

Conference contributions (6)

Reviews (3)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)

Miscellaneous (1)

Other tasks and qualifications

I teach a masters' level course on 20th century Chinese urban fiction (KINM12), fall semester: http://www.sol.lu.se/en/course/KINM12/

I'm active in the Forum for Comparative Literature at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University - a research group, which aims to foster close collaboration among scholars across language sections and promote interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies in Sweden and beyond: https://www.komplitt.com/

I'm an active member of the Association of Chinese & Comparative Literature (ACCL)

Astrid Møller-Olsen

Researcher

  • Chinese Studies
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail astrid.moller-olsenostas.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20