Thomas Sjösvärd

doctoral/PhD student at Department of Literature

Email:
Thomas.Sjosvard[AT-sign]littvet.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 6183
Fax:
018-471 6187
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 P

Postal address:
Box 632
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My main focus is the reception of greek antiquity in modern European literature, which my thesis discusses with Willy Kyrklund as exemple. I am also interested in modern poetry, and have translated The Tower by William Butler Yeats, and Twas the Night Before Christmas, into Swedish.

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My courses

Biography

Willy Kyrklund and the Greek

Doctoral Dissertation

Supervisor: Professor Björn Sundberg.

Beginning with Aigaion (1959), a travel book on the Greek archipelago, and up to Elpënor (1986), a rewriting of The Odyssey, a large part of the Finno-Swedish writer Willy Kyrklund's (1921–2009) work draw it's motives from the classical Greek literature.

Education

(in ECTS-credits)

  • Literature 135 (fil. mag. 2005)
  • Philosophy 82,5
  • Ancient Greek 67,5
  • Arabic 30
  • Latin 7,5

Publications

(All in Swedish)

Essays in the Magazine Hjärnstorm

  • #74-75 ”Provokation och association” (Marcel Duchamp),
  • #78 ”Omelett: fotografitemat i Katarina Frostensons pjäs Traum”
  • #80 ”Kommentar till The Angel of Death” (Hank Williams)
  • #81 ”Längs drömlandets ryggrad” (Tom Waits)
  • # 91 ”Allt går bort” (Sofia Stenström)
  • #90 ”Solboken” (Adrian von Pricht)
  • #92-93 ”Eje Åhström in medias res”
  • #99-100 ”Take this hammer ” (Stefan Hammarén)

Other Essays

  • ”Orientering utanför” (Stig Larsson), in OEI # 33-34-35
  • ”’…not melody alone, but harmony’ – något om musikkritikens bakgrund och samtid” in Nutida musik 2/2008, p. 28-35. Abridged version: ”Vad är musikkritik
  • ”Hagar Olsson”, in Tidningen Kulturen 5/2008, p. 24
  • Kärleken efter döden” (Willy Kyrklund and Erik Johan Stagnelius)
  • Åskådandets ros” (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  • "Hockneys vatten" (David Hockney)
  • "Oväder" (Nick Cave, F. G. Klopstock etc.)

Reviews

Books

Magazines

Film

Translations

  • William Butler Yeats, Tornet (The Tower), introduction by Horace Engdahl, translation and explanatory comments Thomas Sjösvärd, Brombergs 2012
  • Robert Burns, "Till en mus" ("To a Mouse"), Hjärnstorm #106.
  • T. R. Henn, ”Det ensamma tornet – om bild och symbol hos W. B. Yeats”. Hjärnstorm #99-100.
  • Paul de Man, "Symboliska landskap hos Wordsworth och Yeats". Hjärnstorm #109.
  • Plotinos ”Om himlavalvets rörelse” (From The Enneads), in cooperation with Cathrine Ottosson. Hjärnstorm #85-86
  • Peter Szondi, ”Om en rad i Romeo och Julia”, in cooperation with Cathrine Ottosson. Ondit, book 2,”Författarsjälvmord”

Interviews

Publications

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