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Essäisten som generalist: Författarroller och offentlig auktoritet hos tre samtida essäister
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Swedish Studies and Comparative Literature. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 39, no 3-4, 81-92 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This is a study of the critical reception of essayistic works by contemporary Swedish writers Nina Burton, Peter Englund and Peter Nilson, who all represent a way of writing where the essayist acts as a generalist rather than a specialist. Despite having high academic degrees, these authors emphasize the personal ”light learning” perspective often used in the essay tradition. The primary aim is to investigate which roles and what type of authority that have been ascribed to these essayists depending on partly their educational background and partly on conventions regarding the essay as a genre.

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Föreningen för Utgivande av Tidskrift för Litteraturvetenskap , 2009. Vol. 39, no 3-4, 81-92 p.
Keyword [en]
Swedish essay, late modernity, literature and authority, writer's identity
Keyword [sv]
essä, senmodernitet, litteratur och auktoritet, författarroll
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Humanities General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54050OAI: diva2:298107
Available from: 2010-02-21 Created: 2010-02-21 Last updated: 2015-10-15Bibliographically approved

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