Anders Olsson

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Background

Associate professor of English at the department of humanities; PhD in English, American Literature from Uppsala University; title of doctoral dissertation: Managing Diversity: The Anthologization of “American Literature”

Area of interest

American literature, comparative American studies, Irish studies

Current research

“Travel Matters: Transatlantic Cosmopolitan Encounters in Early Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing”

“Margaret Fuller and Fredrika Bremer: A Current Encounter”

“Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Kalevala: Transnational Influences on the Composition of The Song of Hiawatha”

Teaching and tutoring

- Literature courses in English A, B, and C, master’s programme and doctoral programme
- Tutoring and supervision of C essays, master’s essays, and doctoral dissertations

Other information

- Editor of the research journal American Studies in Scandinavia
- Plenary speaker and presenter at international conferences and symposia on American literature and American Studies
- Teacher representative in the Mid Sweden University board
- Member of the national, Swedish Bologna expert group
- Mid Sweden University representative in the board of ACSIS, The Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden
- Mid Sweden University master of ceremonies

Publications

Articles in journals

Olsson, A. (2013). American Studies in Scandinavia, volume 44:1 : Editorial. American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 44: 1, pp. 1-3.

Olsson, A. (2012). American Studies in Scandinavia, volume 43:2 : Editorial. American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 43: 2, pp. 1-4.

Olsson, A. (2012). Special Topic. Latino/a Studies. American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 43: 1, pp. 1-2.

Olsson, A. (2011). Editor's note. American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 43: 1, pp. 1-2.

Olsson, A. (2010). Editorial. American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 42: 2

Olsson, A. (2009). Editorial. American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 41: 1, pp. 1-2.

Olsson, A. (2009). Editorial. American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 41: 2, pp. 1-2.

Olsson, A. (2008). Editorial : American Studies in Scandinavia, volume 40:1-2, Special Topic. Transnational Strategies in Higher Education and Cultural fields: The Case of the United States and Sweden in the 20th Century. American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 40: 1-2, pp. 1-2.

Olsson, A. (2007). Forum : And Why 'Trans' All the Time? A Transnational Forum. Review of International American Studies -- the electronic journal of the International American Studies Association, vol. 2: 3, pp. 14-15.

Olsson, A. (2004). Review of Adam Sweeting, Beneath the Second Sun: A Cultural History of Indian Summer (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2003). The Journal of American Studies, vol. 38: 1, pp. 145-146.

Articles, book reviews

Olsson, A. (2008). Review of Sirpa Salenius, Florence, Italy: Images of the City in Nineteenth-Century American Writing (Publications in the Humanities 46. Joensuu: University of Joensuu 2007, 24o0 pages, ISBN 9789524589307). American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 40: 1-2, pp. 192-197.

Olsson, A. (2004). Oliver Harris, William Burroughs and the Secrets of Fascination. Journal of American studies, vol. 38: 1, pp. 272  

Chapters in books

Sundberg, L. & Olsson, A. (2017). Mitt - Ditt - Vårt universitet. In Mitt, ditt och vårt universitet : Att förstå något gemensamt. Sundsvall / Östersund : Mid Sweden University. pp. 17-30.  

Olsson, A. (2011). Walk the Line : Experience and Interpretation in Colm Tóibín's Bad Bloof. In Beyond Ireland : encounters across cultures. Peter Lang Publishing Group (Reimagining Ireland).

Olsson, A. (2007). "The Broken Place" : Memory, Language, Tradition, and Storytelling in Colm Tóibín's Texts. In Recovering memory : Irish representations of past and present. Newcastle : ridge scholars publishing. pp. 294-.

Olsson, A. (2006). Fictional Americas in and out of the U.S.. In International American Studies Association : World Congress (2nd : 2005 : University of Ottawa). Ottawa : Legas (The Americas series = Collection des Am?eriques = Coleccio?n de las Ame?ricas). pp. 582-.

Olsson, A. (2006). Levels of Managment : U.S. Anthologies, Market Competition, and the "Culture Wars". In America's Worlds and the World's Americas : International American Studies Association. World Congress (2nd : 2005 : University of Ottawa). Ottawa : Legas (The Americas series = Collection des Am?eriques = Coleccio?n de las Ame?ricas). pp. 582-.

Olsson, A. (2005). Innocents Abroad? : The U.S. and the Wordl in National Geographic. In How far is America from here? : selected proceedings of the First World Congress of the International American Studies Association. Amsterdam : Rodopi. pp. 636-.

Olsson, A. (2001). Den uppfunna traditionen i USA:s litteratur. In Tvättbjörnar och länsherrar : Tio artiklar om berättelser, text och föremål. Härnösand : Mitthögskolan (Rapport / Institutionen för humaniora, Härnösand och Östersund). pp. 109-132.

Olsson, A. (1994). Retorik och matematik. In Konsten att informera och övertyga : en antologi om pedagogik, text och retorik. Stockholm : HLS (Högsk. för lärarutbildning i Stockholm). pp. 320-.

Collections (editor)

Olsson, A. (ed.) (2008). American Studies in Scandinavia : Special Topic: Transnational Strategies in Higher Education and Cultural Fields. The Case of the United States and Sweden in the 20th Century. Odense : University Press of Southern Denmark (American Studies in Scandinavia Volume 40:1-2).

Conference papers

Olsson, A. (2004). A Metaphor for the Institution? : The Frontier and U.S. Literature. In Trans: Internet journal for cultural studies.

Olsson, A. & Ekelund, B. (2004). Comparing Literary Worlds: The properties of 'the author' in three cohorts of U.S. fiction writers : Paper presented at the 6th Conference of The ESA Research Network for the Sociology of the Arts, "The Art of Comparison" November 3-5, 2004, Rotterdam.

Conference proceedings (editor)

Olsson, A. (ed.) (2012). American Studies in Scandinavia. Odense, Danmark : University Press of Southern Denmark (American Studies in Scandinavia 43: 1).

Doctoral theses, monographs

Olsson, A. (2000). Managing Diversity : The Anthologization of "American Literature". Dis. Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2000 (Studia Anglistica Upsaliensia : 111)

Other

Olsson, A. (2008). Schuberts salonger.

Reports

Olsson, A. (2006). Literary Generations and Social Authority : A Study of American Prose-Fiction Debut Writers, 1940-2000 -- A Scholarly Account.

Olsson, A. (1996). Studies in U.S. Literature. Härnösand : Inst. för kultur och humaniora, Mitthögskolan (Rapport / Institutionen för humaniora, Härnösand och Östersund 4).