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Obituary: Professor Helena Forsås-Scott

10 August 2015


Professor Helena Forsås-Scott

We are deeply saddened to announce the news that Professor Helena Forsås-Scott passed away on 13 July 2015 after a short illness.

Helena joined UCL in 1994 and retired in 2010 as Professor of Swedish and Gender Studies. Helena was a pioneering force in Gender Studies at UCL and a much-loved colleague, supervisor, mentor and teacher in the Department of Scandinavian Studies.

Her major publications include Re-Writing the Script: Gender and Community in Elin Wägner (2009), Gender-Power-Text: Gender and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Scandinavia (2004), Swedish Women's Writing 1850-1995 (1997) and A Century of Swedish Narrative: Essays in Honour of Karin Petherick (1994).

She was a Director of Norvik Press and Editor of the ground-breaking translation series Lagerlöf in English. For more details of Helena's life and achievements, please see Swedish Book Review.