Charlotta Palmstierna Einarsson

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

  • Tjänstetitel: Universitetslektor
  • Akademisk titel: Filosofie Doktor
  • Annan titel: Docent
  • Avdelning: Institutionen för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (HSV)
  • Telefon arbete: +46 (0)10-1428039
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  • Rumsnummer: M 425
  • Ort: Sundsvall
  • Anställd vid ämnet: Engelska


Charlotta Palmstierna Einarsson is a lecturer in English literature at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mid-Sweden University.

Her research addresses questions of embodied cognition and the multifarious ways in which the body emerges to be perceived as meaningful in works of literature, drama and art, whether as effects produced or as the means to produce them.

Charlotta is the author of A Theatre of Affect: The Corporeal Turn in Samuel Beckett's Drama (ibidem 2017)


In 2012 Charlotta Palmstierna Einarsson received her PhD from Stockholm University for her thesis 'Mis-Movements: The Aesthetics of Gesture in Samuel Beckett’s Drama'. Charlotta also has a degree in professional dance from the Ballet Academy, Stockholm, and a degree in dance pedagogy, with a specialty in classical ballet, from the University College of Dance, Stockholm.


Charlotta's research interests include modernist literature, drama and dance studies, aesthetics, reception theory, phenomenology, memory studies and affect theory.


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Artiklar i tidskrifter

Einarsson, C. P. (2019). Emancipatory Aesthetics in Beckett's Theatre of Affect. Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, vol. 31: 2, ss. 295-306.  

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2014). ‘You look behind you as you could not then’: : Embodied Cognition and Linguistic Confusion in Beckett’s “Heard in the Dark I”. Nordic Journal of English Studies, vol. 13: 2, ss. 168-183.

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2011). Beckett and abstraction. Sophia Philosophical Review, Special Issue Beckett/Philosophy, vol. 5: 1, ss. 251-264.

Artiklar, recensioner

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2017). Beckett's Waiting for Godot, directed by Pontus Stenshäll. Journal of Beckett Studies, vol. 26: 1, ss. 158-163.  

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2015). Catherine Laws, Headaches Among the Overtones: Music in Beckett/Beckett in Music : Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. Journal of Beckett Studies, vol. 24: 2, ss. 290-294.  


Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2017). A theatre of affect : the corporeal turn in Samuel Beckett's drama. Stuttgart : Ibidem-Verlag (Samuel Beckett in Company 3).


Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2012). Mis-Movements : The Aesthetics of Gesture in Samuel Beckett's Drama. Diss. Stockholm : Department of English, Stockholm University, 2012

Kapitel i böcker, del av antologier

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2021). Beckett in Sweden Then and Now : (Re)Translating Waiting for Godot. I Translating Samuel Beckett around the World. Cham : Springer Nature (New Interpretations of Beckett in the Twenty-First Century). S. 19-40.  

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2020). Unformed and untranslatable : The global applicability of Beckett’s theatre of affect. I Samuel Beckett as World Literature. London : Bloomsbury Academic. S. 59-70.  

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2009). Movement as text, text as movement : the choreographic writing of Samuel Beckett. I Liminal borderlands in Irish literature and culture. Oxford : Peter Lang Publishing Group (Reimagining Ireland). S. 87-102.

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2009). The significance of mis-movements in Samuel Beckett's Endgame. I Lectures de Endgame, Fin de partie de Samuel Beckett. Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes (Collection Didact anglais). S. 105-122.

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2008). Voice as self/not self in two of Beckett's short plays. I Beckett : écrans de silence = Beckett : screens of silence. Compostela Group of Universities (European issues). S. 145-153.


Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2021). 'A Community of Speakers –– Embodied Interaction, Attunement and the Ethics of Interpretation'. I ETHER – Ethics and Aesthetics for Encountering the Other : ETHER (Ethics and Aesthetics of Encountering the Other), an international AHRC research network, is a research partnership of the University of Leeds, the University of Stirling, Opera North, and Leeds Museums and Galleries..

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2019). Modernism and Kinaesthesia : The Use of the Body in Modernist Art. Paper presented at the The Uses of Aesthetics, Karlstads Universitet, 12-14 september 2019

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. & Dellming, E. (2019). On the uses of literature, or, why would anyone want a degree in literature. Paper presented at the English in Transformation, The Swedish Society for the Study of English, 10-12 april 2019, Malmö

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. & Dellming, E. (2019). Teaching literature takes time : how the slow study of literature can be epistemically rewarding. I LDN2019 : Litteraturstudiers samhällsrelevans.. S. 38--38.

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2017). Drama as Desacralized Ritual : The Case of Waiting for Godot. Paper presented at the GASC2017, Generative Anthropology Society Conference, 8-10 juni 2017, Stockholms Universitet

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. & Dellming, E. (2017). Experiencing Literature : Towards A Third Space. Paper presented at the Litteraturstudiers betydelse för språkutbildning: litteraturdidaktiska perspektiv för ungdomsskola och högskola, 6-7 oktober 2017, Jönköping

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. & Dellming, E. (2017). Rethinking the Role of The Teacher and the Purpose of Studying Literature. Paper presented at the English across borders: Celebrating the diversity of the English language,27-28 april 2017, Jönköping, National Forum for English Studies

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2016). Beckett in Sweden : Waiting for Godot (1990–2015). Paper presented at the Presenting the Theatrical Past, IFTR 2016, Samuel Beckett Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research, June 13-17 2016, Stockholm University

Palmstierna Einarsson, C. (2014). “Concealment is vulgar” : Isadora Duncan’s unveiling of the body. Paper presented at the Objects of Modernity, Birmingham University, 23–24 June, 2014.

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