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Samlaren 2022

This year’s issue of Samlaren is now available at the Swedish Society of Literature’s homepage.

Samlaren 2022 has thematic section on “Literary Translation” and contains nine articles and reviews of twelve doctoral dissertations as well as 14 other works of literary criticism and scholarship, including:


  • Viking Peterson examines how modern works of general Swedish literary history relate to the debate about the (im)possibility of literary historiography.
  • Anders Ohlsson questions the division of Hjalmar Gullberg’s oeuvre in a religious and a modernistic period through a reading of Andliga övningar (1932).
  • Eva Lilja explores the workings of falling rhythm in free verse through an analysis of Ingemar Gustafson’s poem “Den som blundar går runt solen” (1956).
  • Joni Wallin Lämsä studies vicarious witnessing in Göran Rosenberg’s Ett kort uppehåll på vägen från Auschwitz (2012).

Theme: Literary Translation

  • Elin Svahn studies the phenomenon of non-retranslations through the examples of Sven Stolpe, Nils Holmberg and Lily Vallquist.
  • Malin Podlevskikh Carlström maps the publication and paratextual framing of Swedish crime fiction in the Soviet Union.
  • Claes Wahlin shows how Lars Forssell used his translations of Ezra Pound to influence contemporary Swedish poetry.
  • Lars Liljegren examines how Swedish translators deal with the “n-word” in translations of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn (18
  • 84).


  • Jonathan Morén surveys the problematic relation between Swedish translations of A Thousand and One Nights and their source text.

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Call for Articles – Samlaren 2023

Samlaren. Tidskrift för forskning om svensk och annan nordisk litteratur is Sweden’s oldest journal for research in literary studies. The journal is published by the Swedish Society for Literature and appears as an annual publication, both in print and digitally as an Open Access Journal at the society’s homepage.

Samlaren presently welcomes contributions to this year’s issue. Samlaren aims to be an inclusive arena for research on Swedish and Nordic literature and welcomes high-quality contributions on all subjects within these general frames.

This year’s issue will also feature a thematic section on “Proletarian Literature”. Samlaren therefore especially welcomes contributions that, in a wide sense, can be included under that heading. Articles may deal with historical as well as contemporary proletarian literature, they can consider matters such as labor or class, the proletariat and the precariat, and more generally literature about workers, by workers, and for workers.

Please submit contributions to this year’s issue to no later than June 15, 2023.

A condition for acceptance is that the article is not already published elsewhere. If the article is under consideration by another journal or publisher, this shall be stated in communication with the editor. Samlaren applies double-blind peer-review, which means that manuscripts will be reviewed by anonymous experts. The author is responsible for the contents of his/her article.

Articles should not exceed 80 000 characters, including spaces; as an exception, longer contributions may be considered. The text must be linguistically and formally correct. Drafts and subject propositions will not be considered. The article must include a summary in English, no longer than 300 words, and 3–5 keywords. The article can be written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, German or French.

For further information about the formatting of articles, see the instructions. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact editor Ingeborg Löfgren at