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Anna Williams is Professor at the Department of Literature since 2004. Her research interests comprise Swedish literature of the 1920s and 1930s, working class literature, literature and gender, literature and biography, and canon formation. Among writers studied are Agnes von Krusenstjerna, Ivar Lo-Johansson, Moa Martinson and Vilhelm Moberg. Her teaching interests are literature and modernity, sociology of literature, women writers and working class literature. She was Professor II at the Institute for linguistic, literary and aesthetic studies at University of Bergen, Norway, 2008–2011; post-doctoral fellow at University of Gothenburg, 1998–2000; postdoctoral scholarship at University of California, Berkeley, 1997/98. She is vice chair of Vilhelm Moberg-Sällskapet and member of Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur. Member of Samfundet De Nio since 2015.
- Member of the network for Scandinavian working class literature.
- Research on Swedish women literary critics (with Associate Professor Åsa Arping, University of Gothenburg, and Associate Professor Bibi Jonsson, Lund University).
Work in Progress
- Contesting Motherhood in Contemporary Swedish Society: Literary, Medical and Media Narratives
- Swedish Literature in the World (information in Swedish)
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