Associate Professor

Room: E808
Telephone: +46 (0)8 16 19 70
Telephone and office hours: By appointment


Marion Helfer Wajngot is associate professor of English at Stockholm University. She has previously taught at Uppsala University, at Södertörn University College, and at the Paideia Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm. She was educated at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and received her PhD from Stockholm University in 2000. Her publications include The Birthright and the Blessing: Narrative as Exegesis in Three of Thackeray’s Later Novels (2000) and work on the role of legal documents in the relations between discourse and conceptions of truth in Thackeray’s fiction. She has also published on the contemporary American poet and Bible commentator Alicia Ostriker, and on Heritage and Inheritance in George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda. Her research interests include interpretive narrative in nineteenth-century fiction and archetypal hero figures in fiction and film for children and young adults.