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Posti, Piia K., PhD
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Posti, P. K. (2019). Imperial Price: Mansfield Park and its Colonial Connections. In: Presented at the symposium Jane Austen and Co.: The enduring popularity of women writers of the past: 10-11 April 2019, Linnaeus University, Växjö. Paper presented at Presented at the symposium Jane Austen and Co.: The enduring popularity of women writers of the past. 10-11 April 2019, Linnaeus University, Växjö. Växjö: Linnaeus University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Imperial Price: Mansfield Park and its Colonial Connections
2019 (English)In: Presented at the symposium Jane Austen and Co.: The enduring popularity of women writers of the past: 10-11 April 2019, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Växjö: Linnaeus University , 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University, 2019
Keywords
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, postcolonial studies, ethics, criticism
National Category
General Literature Studies Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81993 (URN)
Conference
Presented at the symposium Jane Austen and Co.: The enduring popularity of women writers of the past. 10-11 April 2019, Linnaeus University, Växjö
Note

Preliminary results presented from my current research on the postcolonial interpretations of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park from the 1990s and onward.

Available from: 2019-04-16 Created: 2019-04-16 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2019). Kjolsfållar och mansskjortor : Förförelse hos Austen då och nu: [ Skirt hems and men's shirts : Seduction in Austen then and now ]. In: Presented at the symposium Jane Austen and Co.: The enduring popularity of women writers of the past: 10-11 april 2019, Det Fria Ordets Hus, Växjö. Paper presented at Jane Austen and Co.: The enduring popularity of women writers of the past. 10-11 april 2019, Det Fria Ordets Hus, Växjö. Växjö: Linnaeus University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kjolsfållar och mansskjortor : Förförelse hos Austen då och nu: [ Skirt hems and men's shirts : Seduction in Austen then and now ]
2019 (Swedish)In: Presented at the symposium Jane Austen and Co.: The enduring popularity of women writers of the past: 10-11 april 2019, Det Fria Ordets Hus, Växjö, Växjö: Linnaeus University , 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University, 2019
National Category
General Literature Studies Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature; Humanities, Film Studies; Humanities, Visual Culture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81989 (URN)
Conference
Jane Austen and Co.: The enduring popularity of women writers of the past. 10-11 april 2019, Det Fria Ordets Hus, Växjö
Available from: 2019-04-16 Created: 2019-04-16 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2018). “Heart full of charity" : Affective economies in Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate All the Brutes. In: Affects of Diversity in Nordic Literature - DINO 2018 Conference: University of Oslo, Norway, November 1-2, 2018. Paper presented at Affects of Diversity in Nordic Literature - DINO 2018 Conference : University of Oslo, Norway, November 1-2, 2018. Oslo: University of Oslo
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Heart full of charity" : Affective economies in Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate All the Brutes
2018 (English)In: Affects of Diversity in Nordic Literature - DINO 2018 Conference: University of Oslo, Norway, November 1-2, 2018, Oslo: University of Oslo , 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

"You already know enough. So do I. It is not knowledge we lack. What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and to draw conclusions." (Sven Lindqvist, Exterminate All the Brutes, 1996).

In these, the very first and also the very last, sentences of Exterminate all the Brutes, Sven Lindqvist summarizes the main objective of his narrative: to evoke in his readers the courage to draw the necessary conclusions of European genocide. It is also made clear that this will not happen simply through knowledge, for that knowledge is already available and familiar to the readers. Something else, an emotional response, is necessary.

This paper explores how Lindqvist moves from cognition to emotion in the narrative, and how he addresses guilt and shame in relation to privileged Europeans.

Borrowing Sara Ahmeds concept of “affective economies of fear”, I will analyse the way Lindqvist constructs a counter-economy of emotion as a means to discuss the economy of fear associated with European genocide, and to instil courage in his readers. I will map out this counter-economy by looking at Lindqvist’s images of guilt, empathy, and anger, as well as their provocations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: University of Oslo, 2018
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79256 (URN)
Conference
Affects of Diversity in Nordic Literature - DINO 2018 Conference : University of Oslo, Norway, November 1-2, 2018
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2018). Musiken som minne, rörelse och frihet.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Musiken som minne, rörelse och frihet
2018 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Keywords
freedom, memory, movement, music, frihet, minne, musik, rörelse
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Humanities, Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79292 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-20 Created: 2018-12-20 Last updated: 2019-01-23Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2018). Resisting the Cosmopolitan Novel?: World Literature at Large. In: Archives of Resistance : Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature: Three-day International ConferenceUniversity of Leeds, June 20-22 2018. Paper presented at Archives of Resistance : Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature : Three-day International ConferenceUniversity of Leeds, June 20-22 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resisting the Cosmopolitan Novel?: World Literature at Large
2018 (English)In: Archives of Resistance : Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature: Three-day International ConferenceUniversity of Leeds, June 20-22 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

If the cosmopolitan mindset favours the “individual’s freedom from received roles and identities” over “the belief that nations and local cultures have value to their members over and above a universal community of citizens” (Gillman, p. 49f), what would the cosmopolitan novel favour? And where is the place for a cosmopolitan novel in world literature today?

Revisiting the current definitions of world literature that presuppose that “books begin in one place and then move out to other places” (Walkowitz, p. 573), this paper considers two novels that both thematise and challenge these definitions and presuppositions of literary migration. The publication and translation strategy of South African J. M Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year (2007) problematizes the idea of the origin and subsequent dispersion of the literary work. In Brazilian Chico Buarque’s Budapest (2003, Eng. tr. 2005), the national and cultural origin of the literary work itself is called into question through the illusive identity of the protagonist as well as the migratory setting of the narrative. Hence, it may be argued that these two novels exemplify the cosmopolitan novel while resisting being defined as world literature.

At the same time, there are features in both novels that may be interpreted as questioning cosmopolitanism. In Budapest, for example, the freedom of travel and linguistic appropriation that the narrator protagonist enjoys also illustrate the privileges of the cosmopolitan citizen and the inequality between different types of migrants in the age of globalization.

In short, the aim of the paper is to explore literary cosmopolitanism and world literature through the two novels, in order to gauge the tension between these concepts and consider what this tension may tell us about literature in and about migration.

National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79254 (URN)
Conference
Archives of Resistance : Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature : Three-day International ConferenceUniversity of Leeds, June 20-22 2018
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2017). Resor, äventyr och den andre: Exotism och det främmande i samtida svensk barnlitteratur. In: Maria Andersson, Elina Druker (Ed.), Mångkulturell barn- och ungdomslitteratur: Analyser (pp. 181-197). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resor, äventyr och den andre: Exotism och det främmande i samtida svensk barnlitteratur
2017 (Swedish)In: Mångkulturell barn- och ungdomslitteratur: Analyser / [ed] Maria Andersson, Elina Druker, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 181-197Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Otherness in contemporary Swedish children's literature is explored in Kajsa Gordan's and Mia Maria Güettler's picture book Kjelle åker till Indien [Kjelle travels to India] (2011), and Jakob Wegelius' Legenden om Sally Jones [The Legend of Sally Jones] (2008). The analysis considers how patterns of travel narratives may produce and reinforce otherness and exoticism as well as work as a means of decolonising otherness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Svenska barnboksinstitutet, ISSN 0347-5387 ; 138
Keywords
children's literature, multiculturalism, exoticism, the other, travel, adventure, Kajsa Gordan, Jakob Wegelius, Stina Wirsén, barnlitteratur, mångkultur, mångfald, exotism, den andre, resor, äventyr, Kajsa Gordan, Jakob Wegelius, Stina Wirsén
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature; Humanities, Comparative Literature Education; Humanities, Swedish Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-59733 (URN)978-91-44-11181-0 (ISBN)
Note

Annanhet i samtida svensk barnlitteratur studeras genom Kajsa Gordans och Mia Maria Güettlers bilderbok Kjelle åker till Indien (2011) och Jakob Wegelius Legenden om Sally Jones (2008). Analysen visar hur berättarmönster i reseberättelser kan producera och förstärka annanhet och exotism, men även fungera som ett sätt att avkolonisera annanhet.

Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2015). Fantasi och berättelser: Flykt, destruktivitet, andrum, kreativ kraft?. Paper presented at Filosofiskt café, Humanisterna Kalmar.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fantasi och berättelser: Flykt, destruktivitet, andrum, kreativ kraft?
2015 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Dikt och förbannad lögn! Läsa bör man, annars dör man! Tansnusk! Åsikterna är många och skiftande när det gäller litteratur och berättelser. Vad ska "hittepå" vara bra för? Vad är en god berättelse? När är berättelsen eller fantasin en positiv kraftkälla? När är den destruktiv? Välkomna till Byteatern för ett samtal om människals kreativa tänkande och behov av att skapa berättelser.

National Category
General Literature Studies Philosophy
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature; Social Sciences, Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79366 (URN)
Conference
Filosofiskt café, Humanisterna Kalmar
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2015). Mötet människa och yttre rymden. Rymden och människan: Rymdforskning i humaniora, konst och samhällsvetenskap, 14-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mötet människa och yttre rymden
2015 (Swedish)In: Rymden och människan: Rymdforskning i humaniora, konst och samhällsvetenskap, p. 14-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Rymdforskningen återspeglar viktiga frågor om hur våra samhällen ser ut. Mötet människa och rymden sätter frågor om mänsklighet och dess gränser i ett nytt perspektiv.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö/Kalmar: Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora, 2015
Keywords
rymden, litteraturvetenskap, kolonialism, Jules Verne, Avatar, Månhuset
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44238 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2016-03-18Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2014). Blast to the Past: Marketing the Native.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blast to the Past: Marketing the Native
2014 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Keywords
Pippi Longstocking, soap, schampoo, biopiracy
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44240 (URN)
Projects
Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2016-11-24Bibliographically approved
Posti, P. K. (2014). Concurrences in Contemporary Travel Writing: Postcolonial Critique and Colonial Sentiments in Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate all the Brutes and Terra Nullius. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 6(72), 1319-1345
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Concurrences in Contemporary Travel Writing: Postcolonial Critique and Colonial Sentiments in Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate all the Brutes and Terra Nullius
2014 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 6, no 72, p. 1319-1345Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent research highlights contemporary travel writing’s complicity in global politics, and the genre is claimed to reproduce the discourses that constitute our understanding of the world. It has also been argued that the genre holds a possibility to help us gain further knowledge about contemporary global politics, as it may work as an arena where global politics is commented on, intervened with and reshaped. With this double view, current research exemplifies how scholars today grapple with the challenge of accounting for simultaneous and sometimes conflicting histories and conditions that are altered and affected by colonial contacts, practices and ideologies, and by recent globalisation. This article explores this double characteristic of the travelogue through the concept of concurrence, and discusses how this concept is useful as a tool for a new understanding of the genre. How can this concept be employed in an analysis of travel writing that is deeply engaged in a critique of colonialism and its legacy in today’s globalism but is simultaneously enmeshed in and complicit with the legacy that is critiques? “Concurrence” is introduced as a concept for such analysis since it contains both the notion of simultaneity and competition. It is suggested that “concurrence” provides a conceptual framework that allows us to account for controversies, intersections and inequities without reinscribing them into a reconciled and universalizing perspective. In exploring the concept of concurrence, this article provides an initial analysis of two contemporary Swedish travel narratives by Sven Lindqvist. The analysis is focused on the genre’s tension between fact and fiction, its discursive entanglement in colonialism, and the problem and possibility of writing postcolonial critique by use of this genre.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2014
Keywords
Concurrence, complicity, decolonisation, Sven Lindqvist, postcolonial critique, travel writing, universalism
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39680 (URN)10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1461319 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-02-03 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
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