Postdoctoral researcher

Room: E873
Telephone: +46 (0)8 16 25 71 

I completed my joint doctoral dissertation on Wallace Stevens and the poetics of modernist autonomy in 2015 at Stockholm University and Justus-Liebig University. My doctoral dissertation Distantly a Part: Wallace Stevens and the Poetics of Modernist Autonomy explores the social and political dimensions of the much contested and theoretically significant notion of aesthetic autonomy as it is formally expressed in the poetry of Wallace Stevens. I have recently won the prestigious J. Serio Award for a version of my second chapter published in the Wallace Stevens Journal (WSJ). My book chapter on Stevens and Jacques Rancière has recently been published in Wallace Stevens, Poetry, and France: "Au pays de la métaphore" and I’m in the process of revising my dissertation to turn it into a book.

My postdoctoral research project builds on my previous work but engages more widely with 20th century modernist poetic practices and world literature. I’m currently working on a comparative study where I employ the notion of transnational solidarity as a critical lens to approach the emerging field of global modernisms and more specifically to contribute to recent re-assessments of modernism’s political and aesthetic repercussions worldwide. More specifically I investigate literary and political expressions of solidarity in modernist and Global South literary responses to the historical intensification of anticolonial struggles stretching from the mid-1930s to the Cold War. As part of this project I am co-editing a special issue with Stefan Helgesson and Louise Bethlehem on cultural solidarities.


Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

“The Poetics of Relational Place-Making and Autonomy in Stevens” Wallace Stevens Journal 40.2 (Fall 2016): 143-171

“‘For him the moon was always in Scandinavia’: Wallace Stevens in the Swedish University Classroom” (co-author: Paul Schreiber). Wallace Stevens Journal 41.2 (Fall 2017): 207-216.

Ed.  Special Issue: “Cultural Solidarities”. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies (Forthcoming)

“Nazım Hikmet’s Afro-Asian Solidarities”. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies (Accepted, forthcoming 2018).

Book chapters

“Reframing the Concept of Aesthetic Autonomy.” Reframing Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies: Theorizing and Analyzing Conceptual Transfers. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2014.

“Jacques Rancière and the Political Dimensions of Aesthetic Autonomy in Wallace Stevens’ Depression-era Poetry.” Wallace Stevens, Poetry, and France: “Au pays de la métaphore. Paris: Presses de l'École normale supérieure Éditions rue d'Ulm, 2018.


“Distantly  a  part”:  Wallace  Stevens   and  the Poetics of Modernist Autonomy (2015) ISBN: 978-91-7649-210-9

Book Reviews

“Mannen med den blå gitarren by Wallace Stevens, and Klippan och andra dikter by Wallace Stevens”. Wallace Stevens Journal Vol. 37.1 (Fall 2013): 115-119.

Bir Karakuşa Bakmanın On Üç Yolu by Wallace Stevens”. Wallace Stevens Journal Vol.42.1 (Spring 2018): 124-126.