Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


PhD in Comparative Literature, October 2017, Depicting One's Self: Graphic Memoirs in Sweden. Master Degree Literature-Culture-Media, Scandinavian Literature. PhD-student in Comparative Literature 2012-2017 and visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York 2016-2017.

Research interests: My main research interest are in multimodal narration, with a particular focus on autobiographical comics (or graphic memoirs). Besides the comics research, I'm interested in the works by Peter Kihlgård and Bertil Malmberg; autofiction; metafiction as well as British 19th century prose and poetry;

I have a background as a teacher in English and Swedish, a critic/translator, and author of an all-in-one book for advanced English at the Swedish upper secondary school/IB-programme. I have also introduced and translated a selection of poems by Britain's poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy to a Swedish audience, published in the literary journals Lyrikvännen and Peqoud.


Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications


  • Ernst, N. (2017) ”Det tecknade jaget. Berättarstrategier i den svenska självbiografiska serieromanen” i De tecknade seriernas språk: Uttryck och form (ed. David Gedin) Balzamo förlag.
  • Ernst, N.(2017) Depicting One's Self: Graphic Memoirs in Sweden. Diss. Apart förlag.
  • Ernst, N. (2016) ”Performing rituals and the process of healing through art: a graphic memoir example” in Performativity in Literature: The Lund–Nanjing Seminars (ed. Eva Hættner Aurelius, Jon Helgason, Chengzhou He). The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities,Conference series .
  • Ernst, N. (2015) ’Photographs inGraphic Memoirs by Jonsson and Moissenen’ Image& Narrative volume 16, no 2 (2015). (Peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and word and image studies)
  • Ernst,N. (2015) ”Hembygden som helig plats, hemmet som det heliga rummet. Tankar kring Selma Lagerlöfs Jerusalem”, i Religion – 21 försök, (ed. Mattias Hesserus och Peter Lutherson). Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse för allmännyttiga föremål.
  • Ernst,N. & A. Lindhé (2005). Streams in Literary History. Liber AB. (literary history)
  • Ernst,N. & M. Andersson (2003). Streams in Literature. Liber AB. (All-in-one book for International Baccalaureate Programme)
  • Children’s Literature: LIVA15 Level 2 (2013)
  • Comparative Literature: LIVA03/04 Level 1 and 2 (2013/2014)

  • Comparative Literature: LIVA10/20 Level 1 and 2 online courses (2014/2015)

  • Special Area Studies: SASH16 Survey of Swedish Literature (2015)

  • Comparative Literature: LIVA60 Level 1 online courses (2015/2016)

  • Comparative Literature: LIVA70 Level 2 online courses, supervision (2017)

  • Swedish, Level 1, SFU (2017)

  • Swedish, Level 2, SFU (2017)

Nina Ernst

Teaching Staff
Comparative Literature
Centre for Languages and Literature

Senior Lecturer
Swedish as Second Language
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail nina.ernstlitt.luse

H232B (teaching staff)
H232 b (senior lecturer)

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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Phone +46 46 222 74 37