Marie-Christine Skuncke

professor emeritus at Department of Literature

Email:
Marie-Christine.Skuncke[AT-sign]littvet.uu.se
Mobile phone:
+46 73 6307208
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 P

Postal address:
Box 632
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Marie-Christine Skuncke, Professor of Literature at Uppsala University, emerita since 2016. In my research, I focus on various aspects of the Swedish eighteenth century - theatre and opera, education of princes, political culture, natural history - in a European and global perspective. I have been actively involved in international eighteenth-century cooperation. Founder and chair of the Uppsala Interdisciplinary Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1995-2016.

CV and Selected Publications.

Research Interests

Eighteenth-century Sweden in a European and global perspective, especially theatre and opera, education of princes, political culture, media history; Carl Peter Thunberg’s voyage to Japan in the 1770s and eighteenth-century natural history. Recent articles include a study of the genesis of the first Swedish Freedom of the Press Act in 1766 (English version in Press Freedom 250 Years, 2018), and a study of the Swedish-Finnish-Russian naturalist Eric Laxman and his contacts with Japan (in English, Svenska Linnésällskapets Årsskrift 2018).

Work in Progress

Uppsala Interdisciplinary Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Founder and chair 1995-2016 of the Uppsala Interdisciplinary Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies (Tvärvetenskapligt 1700-talsseminarium i Uppsala), a forum for eighteenth-century scholars across geographical, disciplinary and generational boundaries. Speakers included over 200 Swedish and international scholars from a range of disciplines. Since 2017, the seminar is chaired by Professor Ann Öhrberg, Uppsala.

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Marie-Christine Skuncke