The defence will take place May 3 at 1 PM, in the glasshouse at The Valand Academy’s courtyard (entrance Chalmersgatan 4), Gothenburg. The literary theorist Amelie Björck will serve as opponent and the poet Fredrik Nyberg will moderate.
In the dissertation the histories and literary languages of Västerbotten and New England are read across each other, in the company of writings by the poet and literary theorist Susan Howe. The research asks which aspects of the regions’ literatures and languages arise when read through each other, by way of Howe’s texts. Can these aspects be read and written as concerted resonances? If so, then what are the characteristics of those resonances, and what might mediating and performing them add, or change? Through artistic literary methods, including performance writing, translational writing, and punning, the regions’ cross-resonating textualities are diffractively written through. With a hope to unsettle hegemonic settler colonial historical linguistics, the work seeks to listen to, and to write within, the unquiet.
Försvaret – disputationen – äger rum den 3e maj kl 13:00, i Akademin Valands glashus beläget på innergården (ingång Chalmersgatan 4), Göteborg. Litteraturvetaren Amelie Björck kommer att agera opponent och poeten Fredrik Nyberg modererar.