Main research interests: working-class literature, comics, urbanity in literature, literature and ethnicity, marxist literary theory, and heavy metal.
Currently, I am mainly working with modern Swedish working-class poetry and working-class comics.
Selected publications in English:
- "Economic inequality, Marxist theory, and Swedish-language working-class literature" in Studia Neophilologica - "Class, Taste, and Literature: The Case of Ivar Lo-Johansson and Swedish Working- Class Literature" in Journal of Working-Class Studies - Working-Class Literature(s): Historical and International Perspectives, (co-edited with John Lennon, University of South Florida). The collection is presented in this film, with English subtitles. - "Working-class comics? Proletarian self-reflexiveness in Mats Källblad’s graphic novel Hundra år i samma klass" in Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
"Defining Working-Class Literature(s): A comparative approach between U.S. Working-Class Studies and Swedish Literary History" (with John Lennon) in New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Vol.8, No. 2 (April 2016) Pp. 39-61
""Multicultural Literatures" in a Comparative Perspective'" In: Literature, Language, and Multiculturalism in Scandinavia and the Low Countries, eds. Behschnitt, Wolfgang; De Mul, Sarah; Minnaard, Liesbeth. Amsterdam: Rodopi. pp. 1–15. Textxet Studies in Comparative Literature;71
"Literature in Multicultural and Multilingual Sweden : The Birth and Death of the Immigrant Writer" In: Literature, Language, and Multiculturalism in Scandinavia and the Low Countries, eds. Behschnitt, Wolfgang; De Mul, Sarah; Minnaard, Liesbeth. Amsterdam: Rodopi. pp. 41–61. Textxet Studies in Comparative Literature;71
"Swedish "immigrant literature" and the ethnic lens : the representation of cultural diversity in Jonas Hassen Khemiri's 'Ett öga rött' and Marjaneh Bakhtiari's 'Kalla det vad fan du vill'" In: candinavian Studies vol 84 No. 1 (2012), pp. 27-58
"Swedish working-class literature and the class politics of heritage". In: Heritage labour and the working classes, (eds.) L. Smith, P. Shackel and G. Campbell. London: Routledge 2011
A summary in English of the main argument in my book "Den föreställda mångkulturen: Klass och etnicitet i svensk samtidsprosa" (Imagined Cultural Diversity: Class and Ethnicity in Conteporary Swedish Prose Fiction) can be found here