Associate Professor Ann-Sofie Lönngren (Sweden)
Ann-Sofie Lönngren is a Ph.D. (2008) and Associate Professor in literature (2014), currently working as a researcher at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala university. She is associated with the Humanimal research group at this institution. Her main interests include Nordic 20th century literature, animal studies, interdisciplinarity, posthumanism, queer studies, transgender studies, and intersectionality. She is currently working on a project about human-animal transformations in modern literature from Europe’s northernmost part, written by, for example, Swedish authors August Strindberg and Selma Lagerlöf, Finnish authors Aino Kallas and Monika Fagerholm, Danish authors Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) and Peter Hœg, and Icelandic author Sjón. Since 2011, Lönngren has been the book-editor for Lambda Nordica: The Nordic Journal of LGBTQ Studies.
Following the Animal. Power, Agency, and Human-animal Transformations in Modern, Northern European Literature (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars publishing, forthcoming in 2015)
Articles in journals; peer-reviewed
“Autism and the Question of the Human. Normative Subjects and the Significance of Emotions and Interaction in Research and Life Writing”, Literature and Medicine (forthcoming), by Jenny Bergenmar, Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, Ann-Sofie Lönngren
“Swelling, Leaking, Merging – a material feminist reading of Strindberg’s A Madman’s Manifesto.” NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 2014:1, 4–19 (15 p.)
“Triangular, homosocial, lesbian: a queer approach to desire in August Strindberg’s novel A Madman’s Manifesto”, Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture, 2012, 205–230 (25 p.)
Articles in anthologies/collections; reviewed by the editorial board
“Oppression and Liberation. Monika Fagerholm in Relation to the Nordic Literary Tradition of Female Human-Animal Transformations,” Forms of Transformation, Transformation of Form. Theoretical and Analytical Perspectives on the Works of Contemporary Finland-Swedish Author Monika Fagerholm, ed. Kristina Malmio and Mia Österholm (Helsinki: Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland, forthcoming)
“Trolls!! – Folklore, Literature and ‘Othering’ in the Nordic Countries”, Rethinking National Literatures and the Literary Canon in Scandinavia, ed. Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Dag Heede, Anne Heith and Heidi Grönstrand (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming in 2015)
Editorial experience; anthologies
Exploring the Animal Turn. Changing perspectives on human-animal relations in science, society and culture, eds. Erika Andersson Cederholm, Amelie Björck, Kristina Jennbert & Ann-Sofie Lönngren (Pufendorf Institute, Lund university: Lund, forthcoming)
Rethinking National Literatures and the Literary Canon in Scandinavia, eds. Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Dag Heede, Heidi Grönstrand, and Anne Heith (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, forthcoming).