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  • 1.
    Alvarez, Angela
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    En roman, två publiceringar, ett mångtal redigeringar: en komparativ studie mellan 2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 2.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    A narratologist's critical reflections on synchronic studies of the Bible: a response to Gregory T.K. Wong2007In: Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, ISSN 0901-8328, E-ISSN 1502-7244, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 261-274Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Anežka Kuzmičová: Mental Imagery in the Experience of Literary Narrative. Views from Embodied Cognition2013In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 3-4, p. 187-189Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Att göra konst av historien: Selma Lagerlöf och Jerusalem2014In: Berättande - Liv - Mening: Fakta & fiktion, biografi, narrativ metod / [ed] Greger Andersson, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, Carina Lidström, Sten Wistrand, Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2014, p. 159-178Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Att tala om kristen tro i termer av en berättelse2021In: Barmhärtighetens gemenskap: Festskrift för Roland Spjuth / [ed] Carl-Magnus Carlstein; Maria Ledstam; Bengt Rasmusson; Fredrik Wenell, Malmö: Spricka , 2021, p. 193-209Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Domarboken och dess berättelser2001In: Libris stora handbok till Bibeln / [ed] Huvudredaktörer: Pat och David Alexander ; svensk redaktör: Sune Fahlgren, Örebro: Libris , 2001Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Ehud and Eglon: Cunning behaviour in the Bible2024In: Characters and characteization in the book of Judges / [ed] Keith Bodner; Benjamin J. M. Johnson, New York: T & T Clark , 2024, p. 27-41Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Is there a narrative method of text analysis and interpretation?2012In: Disputable core concepts of narrative theory / [ed] Göran Rossholm, Christer Johansson, Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2012, p. 279-305Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Louise Brix Jacobsen, Stefan Kjerkegaard, Rikke Andersen Kraglund, Henrik Skov Nielsen, Camilla Möhring Reestorf & Carsten Stage Fiktionalitet. Fredriksberg: Samfundslitteraturen, 2013, 168s. Perh Krogh Hansen, Henrik Skov Nielsen & Stefan Kjerkegaard (red.) "Fiktion of Fortaeling", K?K (Kultur og Klasse), nr. 115, 2013, 183 s.2014In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 2, p. 117-120Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Metanarrative remarks in the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen2005In: When we get to the end ...: towards a narratology of the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen / [ed] Per Krogh Hansen, Marianne Wolff Lundholt, Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark , 2005, p. 155-202Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Narrating Selves and the Literary in the Bible2019In: Partial Answers, ISSN 1565-3668, E-ISSN 1936-9247, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 87-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses how features in a narrative generate an understanding of its purpose and how this understanding affects our attitude when reading and interpreting a text. It focusses on biblical texts that aspire to be historical but still contain elements that are generally thought to belong to the realm of fiction, as well as on texts with an assumed argumentative purpose and traits that create a sense of literary art. The four texts are Jesus's parable of the Good Samaritan, the book of Nehemiah, autobiographical sections in Paul, and third-person narratives in the books of Samuel. The article suggests that our understanding of the frame determines the function and meaning of the forms; yet it also argues that the presence of certain forms might challenge conventional assumptions about the frame, that is, the purpose of some narratives.

  • 12.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Pentekostal hermeneutik: Hur tolkar svenska pingstpredikanter bibeln?2020In: Scandinavian Journal for Leadership & Theology, E-ISSN 1894-7875, no 7, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article I present a study of Swedish Pentecostal preachers’ interpretations and applications of biblical texts. The study is based on 19 sermons that were published on the website"Söndag hela veckan”, January 19, 2020, by churches with “Pingst” (Pentecostal) in theirname. The aim of the study was to contribute to the field of Pentecostal hermeneutics throughan analysis of interpretative patterns in present day preachers’ sermons. The study shows thatthe preachers address a putative desire for a more devoted Christian life and that they do notpractice exegetics in the sense of making historical readings searching for the original authors’ intention. Instead they apply the texts to the present here and now, thereby bringing thetexts from them to us. This is done by means of generalizations, abstractions, and analogies inthe form of parables and narratives. In this way the studied preachers endeavor to encourageand challenge their listeners to continue searching for the richer Christian life they long for. Inrelation to previous studies, I claim that the studied sermons constitute a special act of interpretation that cannot be compared with academic exegetics. I also suggest that the hermeneutics in the sermons cannot be described as narrative or, for example, poststructuralist. Thereare some marginal similarities with interpretations of fiction, but the sermons can on thewhole be described as “a distinctive interpretive activity”. The message of the sermons is consistent with previous descriptions of Pentecostal theology, except that the preachers do notemphasize the story of the Pentecostal movement and, more remarkably, that traditional eschatology hardly has any place in the sermons

  • 13.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Postclassical narratology vs. poetics: David Herman's "hypothetical focalization" as a test case2013In: Semiosphere of narratology: a dialogue of languages and cultures : an international volume of scientific articles / [ed] Ludmila Tatare och José Angel García Landa, Balashov: Nikolayev , 2013, p. 7-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article I discuss David Herman’s thesis about «hypothetical focalization» (HF), as it is presented in Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative [1], in relation to different theories about reader interpretations (taken in a very basic sense) of narrative fiction. I will simplify the theoretical options to two approaches: the first is based on the assumption that fictional narrative is a secondary variant of factual narrative with the simple modifier “as if”. Accordingly, it is assumed that a fictional narrator informs a narratee about persons and events in a fictional world using linguistic means that work according to common grammatical rules. The alternative, advocated by theoreticians such as Käte Hamburger [2], Lars-Åke Skalin [3; 4] and Richard Walsh [5][1], is a “separatist” approach, which assumes that fiction is a particular “context” or “language-game”. According to this paradigm an author (or narrator) does not inform about objects but rather stipulates motifs that will have an aesthetic impact on readers. Such an approach can be described as pragmatic and it must, when used analytically, go from effects to poetics (in the sense of theory) since it cannot be assumed that certain forms have the same function or generate the same effects in different contexts.

    An important argument for the latter opinion is that the former theoretical variant will, if applied to literary texts, generate “disquieting” interpretations that do not fit in well with the intuition of readers[2]. This implies, according to the critics, that readers interpret fictional narratives from the perspective of another poetics — in the sense of an internalized rule-system[3] — than the one assumed by the theoreticians advocating the former model. The putative counter-argument that theoreticians like Gérard Genette in his analysis of Marcel Proust [7] have come up with what are taken to be good readings is met by the answer that these theoreticians did not read the literature in accordance with their own “method” [8].  

    [1]I do not associate what is called unnatural narratology with this theoretical approach since their very use of the concept “unnatural” implies that they assume the traditional approach [cf. 6].  

    [2] “Disquieting interpretations” is used to denote interpretations that seem to be at odds with basic intuitions concerning the language game and sense of certain texts.

    [3] When speaking about reading in this article, I do not refer to a professional reader but to the ability to read as a reader equipped with poetics — that is, a more or less conciously internalized theory of how to make sense of narrative fiction. I thus use the terms poetics to denote this “internalized theory,” or understanding of the rules and constraints of narrative fiction.

  • 14.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Recension av Christer Johansson, Mimetiskt syskonskap : en representationsteoretisk undersökning av relationen fiktionsprosa-fiktionsfilm2008In: Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 0348-6133, E-ISSN 2002-3871, Vol. 129, p. 385-390Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Recension av: Sjöberg, Mikael: Wrestling with textual violence : the Jephthah narrative in antiquity and modernity2007In: Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 0348-6133, E-ISSN 2002-3871, Vol. 128, p. 265-271Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Stories about Humans in a Complicated World: The Narratives of the Hebrew Bible2019In: God and Humans in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond: A Festschrift for Lennart Boström on his 67th Birthday / [ed] David Willgren, Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2019, p. 51-71Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    The book and its narratives: a critical examination of some synchronic studies of the book of Judges2001Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During recent decades, there has been a trend among biblical scholars towards applying methods borrowed from literary studies to the familiar texts of the Old and New Testaments. A major reason for this reorientation is the search for a meaningful and interpretable text; hence, it can be seen as a protest against the historical-critical school and its ambition to reconstruct an authentic text by means of a diachronic analysis. Synchronic scholars argue for a new understanding of the biblical text, claiming that the object of interpretation is the text in its present form, regarded as a literary production. Consequently, they can study texts that are commonly considered to be patchworks or conglomerations as meaningful literary works regardless of their pre-history or authorship. In this thesis I do not focus on studies that concern individual narratives or poems but on those that apply a synchronic approach to large units of texts such as books or collections of books. My example is the book of Judges, and the fundamental issue is whether the synchronists’ description of its structure and of the relationship between the individual narratives and the larger text is sustainable. Through analyses of the book’s introduction and the stories about Ehud, Deborah, Jephthah and Samson, I argue that the scholars under consideration are often compelled to form interpretations that are in conflict with a “natural” or “intuitive” reading. I hence claim that they are not reading these stories in accordance with the conventions that are generally applied to narratives. The arguments in which they refer to implicit devices, allusions and the structure of the larger text are assessed as unconvincing.

    I argue that that these scholars make two common theoretical mistakes. Firstly, they do not consider the specific restrictions that apply to “the literary point of view”. Secondly, they disregard the fact that narratives are autonomous and hence resistant to reworking. If several independent narratives are put together, they are not thereby transformed into a larger single narrative even though they may contain common patterns and motifs. Hence, the individual story represents the primary level of meaning and discrete elements are understood as motifs within a

    literary construction. The stories of the book of Judges are therefore texts within a text. This explains why the book lacks a coherent ideology or morality. The tensions and ambiguities in the book cannot be resolved by classifying it as a literary production and studying it synchronically: on the contrary, doing this confirms and explains the difficulties in the book – that is, the inconsistent character of both the book and its narratives and the bizarre events that are recounted therein – and its polyphonic character.

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  • 18.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The charge against classical and post-classical narratologies' "epistemic" approach to literary fiction2016In: Narrative theory, literature, and new media: narrative minds and virtual worlds / [ed] Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä, Frans Mäyrä, New York: Routledge, 2016, p. 50-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 19.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The Narrator in Biblical Narratives2021In: Optional-Narrator Theory: Principles, Perspectives, Proposals / [ed] Sylvie Patron, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021, p. 150-165Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The problem of narratives in the Bible: moral issues and suggested reading strategies2013In: Narrative ethics / [ed] Jakob Lothe, Jeremy Hawthorn, Amsterdam: Rodopi , 2013, 1, p. 59-72Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Theology on the borderline of narrative: two sermons as test cases2009In: Borderliners: searching the boundaries of narrativity and narratology / [ed] Per Krogh Hansen, Köpenhamn: Forlaget Medusa, 2009, p. 197-218Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Untamable texts: literary studies and narrative theory in the books of Samuel2009Book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Vad håller ihop en karaktär?2003In: Ordet och köttet: om teorin kring litterära karaktärer / [ed] Lars-Åke Skalin, Örebro: Universitetsbiblioteket, Örebro , 2003, p. 15-31Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    What fish swallowed Jonah?2005In: Fact and fiction in narrative: an interdisciplinary approach / [ed] Lars-Åke Skalin, Örebro: University Library, Örebro Universitet , 2005, p. 115-139Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Är Gamla testamentets berättare otillförlitliga?2003In: Berättaren: en gäckande röst i texten / [ed] Lars-Åke Skalin, Örebro: Universitetsbiblioteket, Örebro , 2003, p. 123-144Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Bengtsson, Claes
    Bibelintro: en guide till Gamla och Nya testamentet2003Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 27.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Boström, Lennart
    Eriksson, Lars Olov
    Viberg, Åke
    Profeterna: en guide till Gamla testamentets profetiska böcker2003Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Boström, Lennart
    Eriksson, LarsOlov
    Viberg, Åke
    Berättarna: en guide till Gamla testamentets historiska böcker2006Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Boström, Lennart
    Eriksson, LarsOlov
    Viberg, Åke
    Poeterna: en guide till Gamla testamentets poetiska böcker2004Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 30.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Carlsson Wetterberg, ChristinaÖrebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.Lidström, CarinaÖrebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.Wistrand, StenÖrebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Berättande - Liv - Mening: Fakta & fiktion, biografi, narrativ metod2014Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Spjuth, Roland
    Akademi för Ledarskap och Teologi, Örebro, Sweden.
    Kroppen som konfliktzon: Den bibliska traditionen2021In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 51, no 1-2, p. 92-101Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the article we discuss the ambiguous view of the body in Christian tradition, focusing on the biblical texts and St. Augustine’s Confessions. We suggest that there is a tension in the view of humans in these texts, which by time evolves into a two- or three-part division of man into spirit, soul, and body. As a result, the body or ‘flesh’ has often been regarded as a constraint or burden that prevents people from living the life they were meant to live. We argue, however, that the view of the body in the Bible and in Christian tradition is not unequivocal. The body can appear as a place for temptation and suffering, but it is also God’s creation, the place where the earthly and the divine meet. This results in a fragile and unstable position for the body, which also applies to the two other bodies we discuss in the article: the biblical texts and the Christian church. We also suggest that the conflict depicted in the texts is not primarily between the spiritual and the material. The conflict is rather ethical, social, and eschatological. People are thus supposed to respond to God’s acts by forming a new way of living their life in the body.

  • 32.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Spjuth, Roland
    Mysteriet gör påsken fortsatt relevant2013Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 33.
    Andersson, Kajsa
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Lindgren och Holmberg slår två flugor i en smäll: En studie om hur genrer kombineras i Kati i Amerika och Skuggornas Hus2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här studien syftar till att visa hur Åke Holmberg och Astrid Lindgren gör för att ackommodera läsarens uppmärksamhet från en genre till en annan genom en genreanalys av Kati i Amerika och Skuggornas Hus. Genom en berättarteknisk analys avser jag även att undersöka hur ett genreinslag kan användas för att kompositionellt motivera övergången till ett inslag inom den andra genren. Båda romanerna har en berättarperson som också deltar i handlingen men frågan är om de båda romanerna ger samma intryck av äkta sceniskhet?

    Analysen av Kati i Amerika och Skuggornas Hus visar att Holmberg och Lindgren kombinerar två olika genrer var, som går parallellt i romanernas handlingar. I studien kommer jag fram till att författarna använder den ena genren för att kompositionellt motivera den andra genren och tvärtom. Detta fenomen är något tydligare i Skuggornas Hus än i Kati i Amerika. Resultatet bekräftar även min tes om att intrycket av ett berättande jag är starkare i en reseroman än i en äventyrsberättelse med inslag av thriller. Skuggornas Hus ger därför ett kraftigare intryck av äkta sceniskhet i förhållande till Kati i Amerika.

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  • 34.
    Andersson, Peter K.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    “A Simple Honest Dunce”: Humphrey King and the Unlearned Poet in Late-Elizabethan Literary Culture2022In: Early Modern Literary Studies, E-ISSN 1201-2459, Vol. 22, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    All dödlighets sång och skrian: Studier i Sven Rosendahls naturprosa2019 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Pär-Yngve Andersson,”All dödlighets sång och skrian”: Studier i Sven Rosendahls naturprosa (The song and scream of all mortality: Studies in the nature writing of Sven Rosendahl)

    Sven Rosendahl (1913-1990) was an author of novels as well as of various books about landscape and animals. However, his nature writing has not been devoted much attention by critics or literary scholars. Rosendahl himself expressed at many times his dissatisfaction with this. This study is exclusively devoted to his nature writing, and the aim is thereby to fill a disturbing lacuna in Swedish literary research. Several of his most important books are analysed carefully, from Räven från Krackberget (1941) to Från himmelens fåglar… (1968). Major importance is attached to analyses of style and narrative technique, and issues concerning genres and borders between fact and fiction in this kind of nature writing are discussed. I also refer to researchers in environmental literature and philosophers interested in experiences of nature. Detailed lyrical description is regarded as a kind of basis in Rosendahl’s artful language, but his nature writings are at the same time existential literature. Man is clearly seen as a part of nature, but seems to be the only specie conscious of its own mortality. The author is considering man’s place in this world, among all the other species. Confidence in nature’s reiteration is played off against the mortality of the individual. In later parts of the authorship, his awareness about environmental pollution is clearly evident. It even threats the genre of nature writing itself.

  • 36.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Alla förklädda till varandra: Lars Andersson: De våra2015In: Signum : katolsk orientering om kyrka, kultur, samhälle, ISSN 0347-0423, no 5, p. 56-59Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 37.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Att bli Aurell2008In: Nya Argus, ISSN 0027-7126, Vol. 101, no 9-10, p. 174-176Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 38.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    Att göra allt till konst: Tage Aurell och genrerna2008In: Gränser i nordisk litteratur = Borders in Nordic literature: IASS XXVI 2006. Vol. 1 / [ed] Heidi Grönstrand, Ulrika Gustafsson, Åbo: Åbo akademi , 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Att läsa för livet2019Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I en tid där förmågan att konstruera exakta målskrivningar och välformulerade betygskriterier förefaller dominera många utbildningsdiskussioner, och där frågan om anställningsbarhet ses som central av många, verkar litteraturen ha svårt att motivera sin existens som ett frirum för den enskilde.   

    I den här framställningen argumenteras för att skönlitteraturens betydelse ofta undandrar sig alla välmenta försök till fixering och kategorisering. Relevanta listor på litteraturens olika förtjänster har upprättats av många, men enligt min uppfattning finns ett värde i att resonera på ett något annorlunda sätt.       

    Presentationen bygger inte på ett avgränsat empiriskt material, men vill visa hur skönlitteraturläsningen kan svara mot djupt personliga behov hos läsare i olika åldrar. Dessa behov behöver inte generaliseras, men kan vara av avgörande betydelse för den enskilde. Därigenom kan läsningen få en indirekt verkan i ett större socialt sammanhang.       

    Stöd hämtas från en mängd utsagor av forskare, kritiker och författare. Det argumenteras också för en undervisning där läsaren på olika sätt tränas i att öppna sig för verkets tilltal, och där den konstnärliga texten alltid betraktas som något mer än ett symptom på sin samtids uppfattningar. ”Litteraturen gör liksom konsten motstånd mot tidens arrogans – gör oss sömnlösa i rutinens salar”, skriver kritikern James Wood.       

    Läsupplevelsen ses som central i den didaktiska situationen, men ingen motsättning finns mellan detta och uppfattningen att undervisning om litteraturens olika verkningsmedel behöver förstärkas. Olika former av instrumentalisering av skolläsningen måste dock med kraft motarbetas om skönlitteraturen ska kunna bli en positiv upplevelse för allt fler. Detta ses som särskilt viktigt för elever som kommer från hem utan lästraditioner.

  • 40.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Att röja plats för tystnaden: Tage Aurell som prosakonstnär2012Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the 1920s Tage Aurell travelled widely in several European countries, and he lived and studied in Paris during this era of high modernism. At the end of the decade he decided to go back to Sweden, where he and his wife settled in the village of Mangskog. From this rural perspective he began to write his taciturn stories, often emanating from memories or relating to incidents he heard in the neighbourhood.

       Aurell is a prose writer with a very special idiom. In short fiction and novellas he gives vivid pictures of ordinary people in the provinces, living their lives mostly in dull circumstances – longing, loving, suffering. In this study I will describe, through detailed textual analyses, how he writes; my aim is to give an account of his narrative techniques and his personal style.

       In the first three chapters I give a short overview of important influences such as dramatic or lyrical techniques, ordinary oral language and impressionistic prose of Jonas Lie and Herman Bang. I argue that Aurell’s prose is not just a representation of reality, but an aesthetic construct including a great variety of fragments or building-blocks. It is a kind of laconic, stylized prose by an author who rejects detailed commentary or analyses. He is not a story-teller in the usual sense of the word, but rather a constructor organizing his material.

       The following chapters are devoted to analyses of particular works. Aurell’s first novella, Tybergs Tenement (Tybergs gård, 1932), has no plot on the macro level, but consists of several ”small stories” with an episodic structure of a kind. I examine the ways in which he creates pictures of individuals and collectives in the tenement, and compare this art with well-known Nordic novels about collective entities with common goals.

       Martina is a very laconic story about a vicar who has fallen in love with one of his confirmation candidates. It is a tragic story about loneliness, tough love and people’s expectations. This specific ”narration of silence” is analysed in detail, and so is the use of many minor characters who reflect the grace and difficulties of love. Intertextual relations and humorous or ironic passages are considered important contributions to the narration.

       The short story ”The Assistant Pastor” (“Vice pastor”) is an I-narration. In this chapter I analyse Aurell’s frequent use of irony in the story. Although not presented as an evil character, the first person narrator does not act in accordance with the text’s norms, so he must be regarded as an unreliable narrator. The reader can perhaps recognize the character’s lack of courage and his unability to choose, but dissociates himself from his opinions.

       ”Whitsunbride” (”Pingstbrud”) is perhaps the most well-known of Aurell’s short stories. In this chapter I describe his narrative technique, especially how he gives an illusion of wholeness through fragmentary parts of scenes and stylized descriptions. I also pay attention to rhytmic and acoustic effects in the text.

      In a chapter about the two experimental short stories ”Gatepost” (”Grindstolpe”) and ”The Old Highway” (”Gamla landsvägen”) my aim is to show how the fragmentation of a narrative text implies the creation of new forms. ”The Old Highway” is a piece comparable with modernist poetry. I show the resemblance with Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem ”Lundi Rue Christine”, and propose that Aurell looks at his rural village through the lens of modernism.

      In the last part of the study I shortly address questions about fact and fiction in literature. The aim is to show how Aurell’s laconic style can be used even in other kinds of texts than narrative fiction. Four texts are analysed, two factual and two fictional, and I show how the author makes use of narrative forms, mostly used in fiction, even in his factual texts. This can be done without transforming them into fiction. Artfulness in texts is not the same as fictionality. 

  • 41.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    'Den fulländade metaren slarvar inte med mystiken': Om Sven Barthels möten med skärgårdsnaturen2020Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Det djupast personliga och det gemensamma: Musikens funktioner i några nordiska poeters verk.2016In: Litteratur inter artes: Nordisk litteratur i samspill med andre kunstarter / [ed] Unni Langås och Karin Sanders, Kristiansand: Portal forlag, 2016, p. 206-223Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Det komplexa nuet och minnets ljusdunkel: Lars Andersson, Nu2021In: Signum : katolsk orientering om kyrka, kultur, samhälle, ISSN 0347-0423, no 5, p. 62-64Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 44.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Flyktighet som bevarar: Studier i Lars Englunds lyrik: [Fleeting Moments That Preserve: Studies in the Poetry of Lars Englund]2023Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish author Lars Englund (1917-1959) was an appreciated poet in the 1940s and 50s, but according to contemporary works in literary history, he almost seems to be forgotten. The aim of this study is to call attention to his short poems by close reading. Besides, I also discuss authors and traditions that were important to Englund, and I read his poetry in comparison with literary movements in his days. Among the subjects discussed are also the question whether he was chiefly a modernist or a romantic poet.   

    His poems often start with a view of a northern landscape. It can be the sea with seagulls at a distance and a sandy beach. The sun is rising in an early summer morning. In other poems he describes such as blooming trees or bushes in summer evenings with darkness very slowly coming. A loved one is often present.  

    I propose that Englund is a writer whose poems often start with realistic descriptions like these, but they often widen or open to some suggested transcendence and a significant silence without being entirely symbolic.     

    He surely appreciates the romantic tradition, but he has learned a lot from the modernist movement, not least from the early modernists in Finland, who were writing in Swedish. In his free verse he is fully aware of the importance of rhythm and typography to emphasize the semantic meaning.

  • 45.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Från Hoppers Western Motel till irländskt julfirande i augusti: om ekfrasens töjbarhet och eventuella gränser2011In: IASS 2010 proceedings / [ed] Claes-Göran Holmberg, Per Erik Ljung, Lund: Lund University Open Access , 2011, p. 1-10Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Från olika tider och kulturer: Att läsa Tage Aurell och Doreen Baingana i gymnasieskolan2017In: Svenskläraren, ISSN 0346-2412, no 3, p. 24-26Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 47.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Förklädda till varandra2020In: Längs berättandets röst: Om Lars Anderssons romaner 1979-2019 / [ed] Erik Bergqvist, Uppsala: Edda , 2020, p. 191-196Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 48.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Ljuset, havet, en möjlig frihet: Tankar om Lars Englunds lyrik2022In: Historiska och litteraturhistoriska studier 97 / [ed] Anne Biström; Johanna Wassholm, Helsingfors: Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland (SLS), 2022, p. 247-263Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Lyrikläsning som didaktisk praktik2019In: Norsk pedagogisk tidsskrift, ISSN 0029-2052, E-ISSN 1504-2987, Vol. 103, no 1, p. 65-76Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to discuss the significance of the lyric genre in a school context, according to actual research. The genre seems to have an unutilized potential in these days, when narrative is the predominant form and issues about exams or marking are frequently debated. It is argued that too much attention is payed to reader response-theories at the expense of text studies. However, text studies are not a goal in itself. The teaching should be focused on how the special language use in poems can contribute to affective reading experiences, and the atmosphere in class should be generous and friendly. The aim of the education should be that pupils by better knowledge of lyrical texts get new opportunities for good reading experiences in the future.

  • 50.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    Lyrisk roman: en omöjlig genre?2003In: Genrer och genreproblem: teoretiska och historiska perspektiv / [ed] Beata Agrell, Ingela Nilsson, Göteborg: Daidalos , 2003, p. 315-328Conference paper (Other academic)
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