Episode 8: The Power of Lagerlöf | Autumn 2009 - Lunch Hour Lectures
Episode 8 - Lunch Hour Lectures - Autumn 2009
The Power of Lagerlöf
Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Selma Lagerlöf – the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature – 10 December. Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her novels inspired epoch-making early films, when she turned 80 she was one of the most widely translated Swedish authors ever, and her work continues to attract new readers today. This lecture gives a flavour of the range of her writing, looks at the explanations for her success and tests the findings of more text-focused scholarship.
Dr Helena Forsås-Scott
Department of Scandinavian Studies
University College London
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