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SELMA LAGERLÖF 2011:

TEXT, TRANSLATION, FILM

An International Conference at University College London

20-22 June 2011

MONDAY 20 JUNE 2011

Venue: Lankester Lecture Theatre, Medawar Building, UCL

13.00 Start. Please collect your conference pack!

13.10-13.30 Welcome. Dr Claire Thomson, Head of Department of Scandinavian Studies, UCL; Mr Carl Otto Werkelid, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden; Helena Forsås-Scott.

13.30-14.10 Keynote Lecture I.

Dr Sarah Death, UCL: ‘“Cirkus hade förkastat dem, men inte konsten.” How the Art of Translation Can Serve Selma Lagerlöf Today’

14.10-15.00 Panel Debate on Translation with Eva Bonnier, Albert Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm; Rebecca Carter, Harvill Secker, London; Dr Sarah Death, UCL; and Linda Schenck, Göteborg.

Chair: Helena Forsås-Scott

15.00-15.30 Tea/coffee in Foster Court, Rooms 113/114, UCL.

15.30-17.30 Translation and Interculturality I

Venue: Lankester Lecture Theatre, Medawar Building, UCL

Chair: Dr Elettra Carbone, UCL

· Charlotte Berry, University of Edinburgh, ‘Journeys into English: An Overview of the Three Translations of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils’

· Professor Sylvia Söderlind, Queen’s University, Canada, ‘Staging Selma: “A Changeling” in Canada’

· Ann-Sofi Ljung Svensson, University of Lund, ‘The Emperor and Portugallia: Selma Lagerlöf in Imperial Germany’

· Dr Jennifer Watson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, ‘Lagerlöf in Nazi Germany: Not Banned and not Forgotten. Herrn Arnes Schatz as Frontbuch’

19.00-20.30 Reception at the residence of the Swedish Ambassador, 27 Portland Place, London W1B 1QA (enter from New Cavendish Street).

Initial invitations to conference delegateswill be by email from the Embassy of Sweden, and those of you who have accepted the invitation will find a hard copy in your conference pack. It is essential that you bring this hard copy to the residence!

TUESDAY 21 JUNE

09.00-10.30 Text, Gender, Space and Beyond I

Venue: Engineering 1.03, UCL

Chair: Dr Astrid Surmatz, University of Amsterdam/Linnaeus University, Växjö

· Lena Carlsson, University of Lund, ‘A Lifelong Correspondence’

· Dr Git Claesson Pipping, Södertörn University College, and Professor Tom Olsson, Södertörn University College, ‘Lagerlöf as a Performer’

· Dr Lisbeth Stenberg, University of Göteborg, ‘Selma Lagerlöf – A Star in a Constellation. The International Women’s Movement as a Context for Reading Lagerlöf’

10.30-11.00 Tea/coffee in Foster Court, Rooms 113/114.

11.00-12.30 Film and Intermediality

Venue: Engineering 1.03

Chair: Professor Tytti Soila, University of Stockholm

· Dr Anna Nordlund, University of Uppsala, ‘Selma Lagerlöf and the International Breakthrough for Swedish Film’

· Anne Bachmann, University of Stockholm, ‘The Books, the Films and the In-Between: Illustrated Lagerlöf Editions and the Cinema Souvenir Programme’

· Helena Forsås-Scott, UCL, ‘Herr Arnes penningar and Intermediality: Text, Image and Gender in the 1904 and 1919 Editions’

12.30-13.30 Lunch. (There are numerous cafés and restaurants close to UCL.)

13.30-15.00 Text, Gender, Space and Beyond II

Venue: Engineering 1.03

Chair: Professor Sylvia Söderlind, Queen’s University, Canada

· Dr Elettra Carbone, UCL and Dr Kristina Sjögren, University of Lund, ‘The Many Facets of a Diamond: Space and Gender in Antikrists mirakler (1897)’

· Dr Anna Bohlin, University of Uppsala, ‘Provision Sheds, Cow-houses and Other Spiritual Matter – on Mårbacka’

15.00-15.30 Tea/coffee in Foster Court, Rooms 113/114.

15.30-16.30 Keynote Lecture II.

Venue: Engineering 1.03

Professor Tytti Soila, University of Stockholm:

‘The Phantom Carriage and the Melodramatic Concept of Earthly and Eternal Love’

Chair: Dr Bjarne Thorup Thomsen

19.00 FILM EVENING at the Horse Hospital, The Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 7JD (just behind the Russell Hotel in Russell Square):

Screening of The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen), directed by Victor Sjöström (1921) and based on Lagerlöf’s text with the same title (1912). The screening will be introduced by Professor Tytti Soila, University of Stockholm. The pianist Matti Bye, Stockholm, will play his own music composed for The Phantom Carriage. Canapés and wine will be served after the performance, and there will also be a question and answer session.

WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE

09.00-10.30 Translation and Interculturality II

Venue: Engineering 1.03

Chair: Dr Sarah Death, UCL

· Dr Dagmar Hartlova, Charles University, Prague, ‘Selma Lagerlöf in Czech Translations’

· Dr Ilona Laha, Daugavpils University, Latvia, ‘The Reception of Selma Lagerlöf in Latvia’

· Dr Kajsa Andersson, University of Örebro, ‘Selma Lagerlöf in France/Selma Lagerlöf and Marguerite Yourcenar’

10.30-11.00 Tea/coffee in Foster Court, Rooms 113/114.

11.00-12.30 Text, Gender, Space and Beyond III

Venue: Engineering 1.03

Chair: Dr Kristina Sjögren, University of Lund

· Roald van Elswijk, University of Groningen, ‘Nils’ Wonderful Adventures in the Netherlands – Traces of Nationalism in the Dutch and Frisian Reception of Selma Lagerlöf’

· Dr Anna Smedberg Bondeson, University of Copenhagen, ‘With Little Nils on the Back of a Goose: Around the World and Back’

· Dr Astrid Surmatz, University of Amsterdam/Linnaeus University, Växjö, ‘Translation, Transgression and Transformation: Encountering the Other in Lapland’

12.30-13.30 Lunch. (There are numerous cafés and restaurants close to UCL.)

13.30-15.00 Text, Gender, Space and Beyond IV

Venue: Engineering 1.03

Chair: Dr Anna Smedberg Bondesson, University of Copenhagen

· Dr Sofia Wijkmark, University of Karlstad, ‘The Gothic Text and the Representation of the Uncanny: A Reading of Selma Lagerlöf’s “Gammal fäbodsägen” and “Frid på jorden”’

· Professor Ebba Witt-Brattström, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, ‘Gender, War and Canon: Gösta Berlings saga in an Inner-Canonical Perspective’

· Dr Bjarne Thorup Thomsen, University of Edinburgh, ‘Text and Transnational Terrain: the Cases of Officiel Vägvisare and Bannlyst’

15.00-15.30 Tea/coffee in Foster Court, Rooms 113-114.

15.30-16.10 Keynote Lecture III

Venue: Engineering 1.03

Introduction by Ann-Charlotte Knochenhauer, National Library of Sweden, Stockholm: ‘The Selma Lagerlöf Collection in the National Library of Sweden, Stockholm’

Dr Jenny Bergenmar, University of Göteborg:

‘Selma Lagerlöf – Archive, Networks, Future’.

16.10-17.00 General discussion about future Lagerlöf research, and especially about the project/s that may be developed in the wake of this conference.

Chair: Dr Lisbeth Stenberg

19.00 CONFERENCE DINNER in The Old Refectory, UCL.