Secretary to the Nobel Prize (Literature) Committee to visit UCL
20 February 2008
UCL's Visiting Professor of Scandinavian Studies for 2007/2008 is Professor Horace Engdahl, who announced Doris Lessing as the 2007 Nobel Laureate in Literature.
Professor Engdahl is a distinguished scholar in the field of modern comparative literature. He is permanent secretary to the Swedish Academy's panel of scholars and authors known as "The Eighteen", which decides to whom to award the annual Nobel Prize for Literature.
Professor Engdahl will speak at the following events at UCL during February 2008:
Monday 25 February: 'Literature and the Hunger for Tears: Lidner, Runeberg, Lagerlöf'Research seminar organised in conjunction with the UCL Mellon Programme, 1700-1900, Room 347, UCL SSEES, Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.
Wednesday 27 February: Public lecture: "Canonization and World Literature: The Nobel Experience", 1700, Room 106, Roberts Building, Malet Place. The Chair will be taken by Professor John Mullan, UCL English Language & Literature.
The visiting professor scheme is generously supported by the embassies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and allows UCL Scandinavian Studies to invite a distinguished scholar from Scandinavia to visit the department each year. Last year's Visiting Professor was the film scholar Mette Hjort.
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