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  • 1.
    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.

  • 2.
    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.))
  • 3.
    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.))
  • 4.
    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)
  • 5.
    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.

  • 6.
    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. 

  • 7.
    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)
  • 8.
    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)
  • 9.
    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.))
  • 10.
    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.

  • 11.
    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)
  • 12.
    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.))
  • 13.
    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.))
  • 14.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Litteraturläsning som upplevelse och livskunskap2021In: Utbildning & lärande, ISSN 2001-4554, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 185-195Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay, I propose that teachers should be made aware of the value of positive reading experiences and recognize these experiences as the basis for literature education. Indeed, pupils’ reading experiences should be placed in the foreground, and ideas relating to literary form should be considered mainly in relation to examples of how passages from the literary work are, say, moving or thrilling.

    The essay is not based on empirical data, but on my long and varying experience as a teacher, researcher and literary critic. I draw on researchers and authors who explain what makes reading valuable.

    One such value that I emphasise is that readers sometimes seem to meet their own selves in literary works, but also that which is different or new. The individual perspective can be broadened or transformed after reading texts that seem unfamiliar in some ways. Such experiences, I argue, have intrinsic values, and so do strong feelings of pleasure or consolation that literature stimulates.

    Moreover, the personal and the social are intimately linked. I emphasize that in order for literature to become an even more important part of a social world, politicians as well as teachers must realize that literature lessons must be more than instruments for descriptors, marks or exams. When it comes to teaching and learning, quality is determined by what happens in the classroom, and not by objectives stipulated in national or local documents. 

  • 15.
    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)
  • 16.
    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.

  • 17.
    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)
  • 18.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Modernism on the Fringes: Tage Aurell as a Prose Artist2013In: Alternative Modernisms, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Modernist Technique and Provincial Life: Tage Aurell as Prose Artist2019In: Scandinavica - International Journal of Scandinavian Studies, ISSN 0036-5653, Vol. 58, no 1, p. 96-112Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tage Aurell's breakthrough as an author came in the early 1940s, about a decade after his debut. His narrative technique is very distinctive, and some of his short stories are minor classics, but he is not among the best-known Swedish aurthors of the twentieth century.

    While Aurell travelled and studied in Europe in the 1920s, during the age of high modernism, he then settled in the village of Mangskog in Western Sweden. From this rural vantage point he wrote most of his laconic and profoundly local stories.

    My aim in this article is to show how the laconism and fragmentary style of Aurell’s narrative texts entails the creation of new artistic forms. Examples of his narrative technique are gathered from ‘Pingstbrud’ (‘The Whitsun Bride’), ‘Grindstolpe’ (‘Gatepost’) and ‘Gamla landsvägen’ (‘The Old Highway’).  In ‘Pingstbrud’, Aurell depicts in sparse scenes a rural community and how it reacts to the illness and death of a young woman. In ‘Grindstolpe’, two very different kinds of stories are intertwined in an unusual way. ‘Gamla landsvägen’ is Aurell’s most experimental text, a montage. 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. Although the village people he describes seem hardly influenced by modernity, his textual composition is modernist. In these and other short stories Aurell renewed 1940s Swedish prose in a remarkable way.

  • 20.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    Narrativ rörelse och poetisk koncentration: om berättarteknik i Birgitta Lillpers romaner2004In: Fortaellingen i Norden efter 1960: den 24. IASS-studiekonference 2002 / [ed] Anker Gemzøe, Søren Gornitzka, Peter Kierkegaard, Louise Mønster, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag , 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Naturessäer, spännande faktaberättelser eller djurromaner?: tankar kring naturskildringar i gränslandet mellan fakta och fiktion2014In: Berättande - Liv - Mening: Fakta & fiktion, biografi, narrativ metod / [ed] Greger Andersson, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, Carina Lidström, Sten Wistrand, Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2014, p. 179-187Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Närvarande i sitt språk: Om Erik Rosenbergs Fåglar i Sverige2017Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Pär-Yngve Andersson, Närvarande i sitt språk: Om Erik Rosenbergs Fåglar i Sverige (Present in his Language: About Erik Rosenberg’s Birds in Sweden)

    Erik Rosenberg’s field guide Fåglar i Sverige (Birds in Sweden) was first released in 1953, and has since then been published in several revised editions. In 2010 it was published once again, but this time without pictures and maps of distribution, just focusing on the originality and value of the text itself.   

    Reviewers of the book have recognized what they call literary values, but no extensive study of what this really means has been carried out. The aim of this study is to describe the characteristics of Rosenberg’s language and style, and thereby discern what separates his field guide from others.   

    An introductory survey of some important predecessors, mainly belonging to what has been called the Linnéan tradition in Swedish nature writing, is followed by a section where I discuss the difficult question of how to describe what we really mean when we talk about concepts like “literature” and “literary art”. The main sections are devoted to analyses of Fåglar i Sverige, including close readings of numerous examples from the text.     

    Rosenberg’s prose is rich and varied, and includes short narrative passages. He avoids lists of many very short, descriptive phrases, which are so typical of other field guides. He often describes birds in their environment, and there are many scenic parts in which we can feel the author’s own presence and his ability to create a lyrical mood, even as he stays on topic. Depictions are often charged with feeling, and even botanical names or nouns describing limited or uncommon kinds of biotopes, can produce poetic effects in their textual contexts. At the same time, readers may feel as if they are also getting firsthand information.   

    A personal use of language, for example a great many uncommon similes concerning bird calls and appearances, is characteristic of Fåglar i Sverige. Transcriptions of bird calls are frequently used, and Rosenberg is attentive to acoustic details in his descriptive language. It is possible to describe some of his strategies as a kind of “foregrounding”, although his primary aims are communicative and pedagogical, entirely in line with the genre expectations.

  • 23.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Paradoxernas konst: tankar om lyriska romaner2009In: Borderliners: searching the boundaries of narrativity and narratology / [ed] Per Krogh Hansen, Copenhagen: Medusa , 2009, p. 157-171Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Plats, identitet, minne: Några nedslag i Selma Lagerlöfs verk i folkomflyttningarnas tid2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Utifrån några exempel på modern forskning inom olika ämnesdiscipliner kring frågor om platsens betydelse, om minne och hemkänsla, kommenteras några texter av Selma Lagerlöf där just minnen, längtan tillbaka och associationer till hemorten klart uttrycks. Några jämförelser görs helt kort med vår samtids migration och människors fysiska uppbrott från tidigare livsmiljöer.   

    Syftet är primärt att ytterligare belysa hur Lagerlöfs verk på ett konkret plan är knutna till en specifik plats – barndomens formande plats där identitetens grund läggs. Gaston Bachelard skriver: ”Det rum som intas av föreställningen kan inte förbli ett likgiltigt rum […] Det är upplevt. Och det upplevs inte bara genom att det bejakas utan med alla föreställningens delvärden.” Djuppsykologiska tolkningsförsök undviks dock, och i studien kommenteras främst texter som tar upp frågeställningar om hem och minnen på ett uttalat sätt. 

    Episka förlopp är oftast viktigare än deskriptioner av hembygdens natur hos Lagerlöf, något som konstaterats av tidigare forskning och bekräftats av författarinnan själv. Ett antal kortare realistiska naturskildringar kommer emellertid att särskilt lyftas fram, då landskapet har stor betydelse för vad som kan kallas ”sense-based memory”. Detta gäller inte minst barndomens starka och livskraftiga intryck. Historikern Simon Schama konstaterar också att ett landskap delvis är ett verk av intellektet. Scenerier ”är uppbyggda av lagrade minnen i lika hög grad som av lagrade bergarter.” En plats är mer än enbart ett fysiskt rum. Minnet ses som en totalitet av konkreta erfarenheter med känslomässiga kopplingar och tidsöverskridande konstruktioner. Det förlorade kan räddas över i konst, samtidigt som jaget i någon mening kan helas.   

  • 25.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Recension av: Thure Stenström, Utsikter och insikter. Andra samlingen. Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen, Uppsala universitet. Uppsala, 20232023In: Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 0348-6133, E-ISSN 2002-3871, Vol. 144, p. 452-456Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Suget från naturen - Sven Rosendahl2021In: En värmländsk litteraturhistroria: Del II / [ed] Helene Blomqvist; Dag Nordmark, Karlstad: Värmlands museum , 2021, p. 162-169Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Tid för litteraturdidaktiskt paradigmskifte?2010In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 40, no 3-4, p. 91-106Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Time for a Paradigmatic Shift in Literature Didactics?

    An increasing number of literary scholars are involved in the didactic education of university students studying to become teachers. In this article I discuss the difficulties and possibilities of the task in a changing media landscape where reading fiction seems to be losing popularity. I argue that the paradigm in literature didactics has hitherto been rather one-sided, dominated by reader response-theory and pedagogy based on the high valuation of individual experience, but neglecting the learning of literary skills and strategies. However, several researchers have pointed to the fact that Swedish pupils seem to interpret texts in rather subjective ways, in a kind of private readings. They have difficulties in understanding fictional texts, especially when the aesthetic forms are unfamiliar.

    The study of literature didactics cannot be restricted to the reader response-paradigm, but must make use of other perspectives in literary theory. In my opinion, the future teachers have to provide a widening of their pupils’ horizons. They must read a great variety of literature together, talk and write about it, and discuss relevant interpretations. Teachers cannot neglect teaching aesthetics, and they must, beginning in the early years of schooling, explain to their pupils the value of literary reading. Learning literary strategies is important for anyone, but especially for low performing readers. I argue that literature has a potential for increasing the sense of individual freedom and cultivating one’s mind, but also that literary studies can provide argumentative skills and raise a critical consciousness. In the visual and interactive culture of our days, the study of literature can be an alternative opportunity where slowness and critical reflection is honoured.

  • 28.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Tradera och kritisera: Barnlitteraturen som ideologisk arena i skola och samhälle2017In: Unga läser: Läsning, normer och demokrati / [ed] Åse Hedemark & Maria Karlsson, Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2017, p. 155-167Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses children’s literature and teachers’ task of preparing young pupils for citizenship in a multicultural society. How can teachers help them become good citizens and simultaneously develop their individual personalities? Listening to the pupils properly and propounding democracy and humanist principles (such as gender equality) as expressed in the curriculum, are considered vital. The value of disseminating high-quality, varied literature is also emphasised.

    Various kinds of ideology and zeitgeist may be discerned in children’s books. The article discusses the question of how to respond if schoolchildren and their families do not unequivocally affirm norms in the books or the curriculum. Advocates of critical literacy are censured for tending to reduce the complexity of literature and life issues. It is argued that a good literary education takes both literature and young people’s varied experiences seriously. Open classroom discussions about norms in books and real life can bring about better understanding of others and their opinions.

  • 29.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Världen är alltid större än mina tankar: diktläsning, litterär förståelse och känslomässig inlevelse utifrån ett skolperspektiv2015In: Litteratur och läsning: litteraturdidaktikens nya möjligheter / [ed] Maria Jönsson, Anders Öhman, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, 1, p. 215-238Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    Öppna fönstren för lustläsning!2008In: Svenskläraren, ISSN 0346-2412, no 1, p. 30-33Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 31.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    Överskridandets strategier: lyrisk romankonst och dess uttryck hos Rosendahl, Trotzig och Lillpers2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis I describe and analyse the concept of ”lyrical novel” in relation to concrete textual examples. Referring to Waismann’s open texture (porösität) and Wittgensteins family resemblance” I study texts that resemble each other although their lyrical features may not be identical. The language itself attracts attention in these novels. They often involve static descriptions, structural patterns of meaningful contrasts and symmetries, visionary or epiphanic moments. A conventional plot is often fragmented or attenuated. I argue that a reader of a lyrical novel imagines a lyrical language game, thereby focusing details and nuances in the prose text that might otherwise be neglected. After a short survey of the Romantic roots of the lyrical novel, I give various examples of novels from the period 1850-1950. The purpose is to give a broad description of lyrical techniques. The last three chapters consist of more detailed analyses of some Swedish novels from the latter part of the 20th century. In Sven Rosendahl’s Gud Fader och tattaren the narrative progression of the story is broken in lyrical passages of great strength. Some of them can be regarded as epiphanic moments. Birgitta Trotzig is in Dykungens dotter trying to loose the ties of sequential time, giving an all-embracing view of the characters’ circumstances. A hopeful identification with the suffering of Christ is at the centre of this modernist novel, where borders between inner and outer worlds at times seem to be of less importance. The plots in Birgitta Lillpers’ three novels Blomvattnarna, Iris, Isis och skräddaren and Medan de ännu hade hästar are attenuated. There are allegorical veins, but events are seldom of dramatic intensity. The language is full of feeling, and a reader becomes aware of a kind of ”lyrical lingering”, when the author affords each passage a value of its own.

  • 32.
    Andersson, Pär-Yngve
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    Skalin, Lars-Åke
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    Dröm om förändring2007In: små bokstäver - Stora Ord: vittnesgill livsfrestare : minnesskrift om Harald Forss 1911-1996 / [ed] Bob Engelbertsson, Örebro: Harald Forss gille , 2007, p. 11-15Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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