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Religion and Revolt in Colonial Scandinavia: Post-Colonial Representation in Three Novels
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. (Concurrences in colonial and postcolonial studies)
2015 (English)In: Rethinking National Literatures and the National Literary Canon in Scandinavia / [ed] Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Heidi Grönstrand, Dag Heede, Anne Heith, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, 130-157 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The literary field and canon in the Nordic countries are under constant negotiation and transformation, with various alternative literatures having evolved alongside the majority literatures of these nations in recent decades. These new phenomena, constructed around perspectives regarding language, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and social class, have been categorised as migration, minority and queer literatures. Rethinking National Literatures and the Literary Canon in Scandinavia highlights these literatures and their histories, roles and impacts on both the literary establishment and (post)modern societies in the Nordic region. It also discusses how the constructions of national literary canons today are challenged by the influence of various critical perspectives, including postcolonial theories, and queer, indigenous, ethnic literary and gender studies. On a broader level, the book showcases the position literature has in the building of national identities in Nordic nation-states, and, in the process, demonstrates that the plurality of perspectives in literary studies has the potential to question the fundamentals of the literary canon, canon formations, national self-understanding, and identity.The book is composed of nine articles authored by literary scholars in Finland, Sápmi, Sweden, and Denmark. It addresses issues such as methodological nationalism in literary scholarship, the uses of concepts such as “transnational” and “immigrant” literature, the ways in which traditional Sámi features are employed in contemporary Sámi poetry, postcolonial representations in Nordic literature, and the ways that political processes of “Othering” are made visible in contemporary literature’s uses of traditional Scandinavian folklore. Read together, these articles provide an overview of some of the challenges and changes in Nordic literature today.

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Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 130-157 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-47310Libris ID: 18520427ISBN: 978-1-4438-7838-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-47310DiVA: diva2:871689
Available from: 2015-11-16 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2016-05-04Bibliographically approved

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