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Literary Nobel Trajectories – canon, trends and the significance of translation

3 December 14:00 • The Future of Research • Liljevalchs
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What trends can be detected for the Swedish publishing of Nobel Prize awarded literature? What role does the translator play, and how can one understand translations and the Nobel Prize in relation to a canon of world literature? Doctoral student Jana Rüegg discusses her research on the topic.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is the world’s most influential literary prize, and its impact on the Swedish book market is great. Jana Rüegg, doctoral student in literary studies at Uppsala University and author of Nobel Trajectories: The Swedish Publishing of Translated Nobel Prize Laureates since 1970, talks about Swedish publishing trends for Nobel Prize awarded literature, what significance the translation and the translator have and how all this can be related to a canon of world literature.

Take the chance to meet some of Sweden’s most promising young researchers. In collaboration with Young Academy of Sweden, quizzes, conversations and mini lectures with interactive elements are organized during the autumn in connection with the Nobel Prize Museum’s exhibition Life Eternal at Liljevalchs. The events take place on Saturday afternoons and are included in the regular admission ticket.

This event is in Swedish