Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


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.



Books (1)
Editorships (1)
Articles (6)
Book chapters (2)
Conference contributions (6)
Reviews (2)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)
Newspaper articles (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Peter Henning

Comparative Literature
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail peter.henninglitt.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 74

Room SOL:H232A

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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