Sanja Nivesjö

Post doc. vid Engelska institutionen

E-post:
sanja.nivesjo[AT-tecken]engelska.uu.se
Besöksadress:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L
Postadress:
Box 527
751 20 Uppsala

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I am an hourly employed lecturer in English and a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Swedish Research Council. My current research project concerns the depiction of interracial love in literature from South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1900-1950. I obtained my PhD from Stockholm University and Justus Liebig University Giessen in 2020 with the dissertation Dis-placed Desires: Space and Sexuality in South African Literature.

Nyckelord: gender and sexuality queer theory theories of space critical race theory temporality south african literature african literature zimbabwean literature

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Funding:

Swedish Research Council International Postdoc, 2021-2023.

Visiting researcher:

African Feminist Initiative, Penn State University, 2018.

Department of English, Stellenbosch University, 2016.

Education:

PhD, English Literature, Stockholm University & Justus Liebig University Giessen, 2020.

MA, Sexual Dissidence in Literature and Culture, University of Sussex, 2013.

BA, English, Uppsala University, 2011.

BA hons, International Relations and Spanish, University of St Andrews, 2010.

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Research interests:

My general research interests are in African literature, South African literature, Zimbabwean literature, queer theory, sexuality and gender studies, critical race studies, and theories of space and temporality.

Publications:

Editorial responsibility

(with Heidi Barends) guest editor. Between ‘the lights and shadows’: Reading the new edition of Olive Schreiner’s From Man to Man or Perhaps Only – special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (forthcoming 2021).

Articles (peer reviewed)

“Making Space for Women’s Sexual Selves in Olive Schreiner’s From Man to Man.” Olive Schreiner 1855-1920, special issue of English in Africa (forthcoming 2021).

(with Heidi Barends) Introduction to special issue “Between ‘the lights and shadows’: Reading the new edition of Olive Schreiner’s From Man to Man or Perhaps Only – ”, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 56, no. 1, 2021, pp. 3-12.

(with Heidi Barends) “Afterword: Publishing an Academic Edition of From Man to Man or Perhaps Only – in South Africa.” Between ‘the lights and shadow’, special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 56, no. 1, 2021, pp. 77-83.

(with Heidi Barends). Interview. “Current Perspectives on Olive Schreiner’s From Man to Man or Perhaps Only – .” Between ‘the lights and shadow’, special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 56, no. 1, 2021, pp. 44-60.

Book chapters

“Queering Form and Content: A Crisis of Whiteness in Nadine Gordimer’s The Conservationist (1974) and J.M. Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country (1977).” Literature and Crises: Conceptual Explorations and Literary Negotiations, edited by Elizabeth Kovach, Ansgar Nünning, Imke Polland, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2017.

Dissertation

Nivesjö, Sanja. Dis-placed Desires: Space and Sexuality in South African Literature. 2020. Stockholm University, PhD dissertation.

“Pop cultural” publications

Nivesjö, Sanja. Interviewed by Pil Saugmann. Nyfiken Podcast, Sept 2021, https://nyfiken.co/

“Queer Movements: Sexual Desire, Space and Home in Damon Galgut’s In a Strange Room and Phaswane Mpe’s Welcome to Our Hillbrow.” LitNet, 27.08.14, http://www.litnet.co.za/Article/queer-movements-sexual-desire-space-and-home-in-damon-galguts-in-a-strange-room-and-phaswa

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Sanja Nivesjö
Senast uppdaterad: 2021-03-09