Joakim Wrethed

Lecturer

Room: E877
Telephone: +46 (0)8 16 36 10
Office hours: By appointment or in relation to teaching.

joakim.wrethed@english.su.se

Dr. Joakim Wrethed has hitherto mainly worked in Irish Studies but he also explores the contemporary novel in English more generally without any primary emphasis on national boundaries. The current research project involves the function of technology in select contemporary novels. Phenomenology, aesthetics and theology are overarching topics of his scholarly work.

Dr. Wrethed supervises theses with a cultural studies angle, but also theses that explore aesthetic, phenomenological or theological dimensions of contemporary novels.

Selected publications

“The Phenomenology of Representation, Ritual, and the Sacred in Tom McCarthy’s Remainder”. Anthropoetics: The Journal of Generative Anthropology. [Forthcoming 2017]

“ʻWhere danger is, there rescue growsʼ: Technology, Time, and Dromology in Tom McCarthy’s C”. C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings. [Forthcoming 2017]

“The Invisible Apocalyptic City: The Affectivity of Urbanity, Movement and Desire in William Blake’s ʻLondonʼ, Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, and Ivan Vladislavić’s The Exploded View”. HJEAS / Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 22, Nr. 2, 2016: 305–25.

‘‘‘I am a place’: Aletheia as Aesthetic and Political Resistance in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing.” Journal of Aesthetics & Culture [Online], 7 (2015): n. pag. Web. 13 Jul. 2015.
Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3402/jac.v7.28020

“‘A Momentous Nothing’: The Phenomenology of Life, Ekphrasis and Temporality in John Banville’s The Sea” in The Crossings of Art in Ireland, Charles I. Armstrong, Brynhildur Boyce and Ruben Moi (eds). Bern: Peter Lang Publishing, 2014: 183–211.

“No Immanence for Old Men: The Art of Acting in John Banville’s Eclipse and Philip Roth’s The Humbling”. In Nordic Irish Studies Journal, Vol. 11, Nr. 1, 2012: 121–31. [Special Issue: Ireland and the Arts].

“‘Horribly, pleasurable transgression’: Metaphor, Theology and Evil in John Banville’s The Book of Evidence” in Beyond Ireland: Encounters Across Cultures, Hedda Friberg, Gerald Porter, and Joakim Wrethed (eds). Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing, 2011: 217–40.

“The Aesthetics of the Flesh in John Banville’s The Book of Evidence, Eclipse and Shroud”. In Nordic Irish Studies Journal, Vol. 9, 2010: 49–70.

Review of John Banville’s The Infinities. Estudios Irlandeses, Nr. 5, 2010: 201–02.

“The Experiential Motivation of Metaphors: On a Poem by Carol Anne Duffy, Phenomenology, and Cognitive Linguistics”. In Selected Papers from the 2006 and 2007 Stockholm Metaphor Festivals. Nils-Lennart Johannesson and David C. Minugh (eds). Stockholm Studies in English CIII, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2008: 43–52.

“Chiasm, Epoché, and Synergy: John Banville’s Metaphorical Style in the Art Trilogy”. In Nordic Irish Studies Journal, Vol. 7, 2008: 91–102.

Oases of Air: A Phenomenological Study of John Banville’s Science Tetralogy. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller, 2008. [Dissertation]

“Mnemonic Air in John Banville’s Science Tetralogy” in Recovering Memory: Irish Representations of Past and Present. Hedda Friberg, Irene Gilsenan Nordin, and Lene Yding Pedersen (eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007: 280–90.