Claudia Lindén

Associate Professor

Subject Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Gender in the Modern breakthrough, Gothic, the historical novel, and Animal studies

+46 8 608 44 37 +4686084437

Culture and Education

PA208

I am an Associate Professor in Comparative Literature, Södertörn University. Ph D. in Comparative Literature 2003, Stockholm University with diss. Om kärlek. Litteratur, sexualitet och politik hos Ellen Key. I have published a number of studies on 19:th century literature, History of feminist thought and Gender Theory.

Between 2008-2011 was I responsible for the research project Maskulinitetens estetik. Modernitetens medborgare i 1800-talets Östersjöregion (Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies).

Between 2010-2015 i was part of the project "Time, Memory and Representation: A Multidisciplinary Program on Transformations in Historical Consciousness, (funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond) with a project on how gender theory writes its own history. The aim was to critically investigate, from contemporary theories of temporality, the political and theoretical implications of uses of history and notions of time in descriptions of the development of gender theory, as for example in "Temporality and Metaphoricity in Contemporary Swedish Feminist Historiography". 

My interest in Gothic literature has, apart from articles on vampires, led to a monography on Isak Dinesens/Karen Blixens gothic Perversion, historia och animalitet. Om det gotiskas förvandlingar hos Karen Blixen (forthcoming). Blixens use of animals in her stories is a central part of this study.

In my new research project, I develop this interest for animals in literature with a more specific study of the bear: "Bear traces: a study of the bear in national romantic literature around the Baltic Sea" (Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies 2018-2020)

Peer review publications (in english)

2014  "It Takes a Real Man To Show True Femininity. Gender-transgression in Goethes and Humboldts concept of Bildung, in The Humboldtian Tradition, ed. Thomas Karlsohn, Brill Publisher 2014

2013 "Virtue as Adventure and Excess. Intertextuality, Masculinity, and Desire in the Twilight series" in Culture unbound 2013. (ca 20 s.)

http://www.cultureunbound.ep.liu.se/v5/cul13v5_feminist_cultural_studies.pdf< /p>

2011   "Temporality and Metaphoricity in Contemporary Swedish Feminist Historiography"i Rethinking Time.Essays on History, Memory, and Representation, Hans Ruin & Andrus Ehrs (eds.) Södertörn Philosophical Studies No 9, Huddinge 2011 (11 s.)

Articles in books (in english)

 2018 "The Vampire, the Undead and the Anxieties of Historical Consciousness” Claudia Lindén and Hans Ruin, in Ethos of History, ed. Stefan Helgesson and Jayne Svenungsson Berghain, London 2018.

Peer review publications (in english)

2014  "It Takes a Real Man To Show True Femininity. Gender-transgression in Goethes and Humboldts concept of Bildung, in The Humboldtian Tradition, ed. Thomas Karlsohn, Brill Publisher 2014

2013 "Virtue as Adventure and Excess. Intertextuality, Masculinity, and Desire in the Twilight series" in Culture unbound 2013. (ca 20 s.)

http://www.cultureunbound.ep.liu.se/v5/cul13v5_feminist_cultural_studies.pdf< /p>

2011   "Temporality and Metaphoricity in Contemporary Swedish Feminist Historiography"i Rethinking Time.Essays on History, Memory, and Representation, Hans Ruin & Andrus Ehrs (eds.) Södertörn Philosophical Studies No 9, Huddinge 2011 (11 s.)

Articles in books (in english)

 2018 “The Vampire, the Undead and the Anxieties of Historical Consciousness” Claudia Lindén and Hans Ruin, in Ethos of History, ed. Stefan Helgesson and Jayne Svenungsson Berghain, London 2018

"A Home to Die in: Hazelius, Skansen and the Aesthetics of Historical Disappearance", Claudia Lindén och Hans Ruin. History unfolds. Samtidskonst möter historia. red. Helene Pousette. Historiska muséet 2017 

2004 “The Modern Idiom of Gender Transgression: Love and Identity in Karen Blixens ‘Carnival’ and Modern Marriage”, i The New Woman and The Aesthetic Opening. Unlocking Gender in Twentieth-Century Textsed. Ebba Witt Brattström, Södertörn Academic Studies Stockholm 2004, s. 155-168

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