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Anders Ohlsson

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I am a professor of literary studies.

My research focuses on the uses and values ​​of literature. In doing so, I draw on reading studies and ethnographic research designs.

I am PI of the praxis-related research project “Reading engagement and Shared Reading - a collaboration between an upper-secondary school and The Centre for Languages and Literature. Through collaboration with seven teachers of Swedish, we are exploring students’ opportunities to develop ‘reading engagement’ (Cummins 2017) by participating in Shared Reading as part of their Swedish lessons. In the SR approach, reading of short literary texts is done in groups, led by a facilitator, by jointly reading aloud and discussing.

In our multidisciplinary research team, we investigate the role and function of Shared Reading in various contexts, focusing on social community and health.

Among others, I collaborate with, Region Skåne (which is in charge of health care and culture in southernmost Sweden), introducing Shared Reading in different contexts and training reader facilitators.

In the teacher training program at Lund University, I teach courses on Swedish and comparative literature and on the use of literature in schools. I also supervise degree projects.

Research

I am professor of literary studies at the Centre for Languages and Literature.

My main field of research is literature and the public sphere.

Currently I'm PI for the trans-disciplinary project SHARP - Shared Reading After Pain Rehabilitation. SHARP aims at exploring the effects and feasibility of Shared Reading, a group based reading and literature promotion initiative, targeting people with chronic non-cancer pain being treated at Skåne University Hospital, Lund.

Between 2013 and 2017 I have been working on the project "Negotiating Literary Value: Sweden 2013", financed by The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund. The aim of the project has been to develop an up-to-date understanding of the nature of literary value, and how it is created, by investigating today's Swedish literary field and book-market, which have undergone substantial changes in recent decades. In modern society, literature is credited with great social, cultural, and existential value.

Research

I am a professor of literary studies.

My research focuses on the uses and values ​​of literature. In doing so, I draw on reading studies and ethnographic research designs.

I am PI of the praxis-related research project “Reading engagement and Shared Reading - a collaboration between an upper-secondary school and The Centre for Languages and Literature. Through collaboration with seven teachers of Swedish, we are exploring students’ opportunities to develop ‘reading engagement’ (Cummins 2017) by participating in Shared Reading as part of their Swedish lessons. In the SR approach, reading of short literary texts is done in groups, led by a facilitator, by jointly reading aloud and discussing.

In our multidisciplinary research team, we investigate the role and function of Shared Reading in various contexts, focusing on social community and health.

Among others, I collaborate with, Region Skåne (which is in charge of health care and culture in southernmost Sweden), introducing Shared Reading in different contexts and training reader facilitators.

 

In the teacher training program at Lund University, I teach courses on Swedish and comparative literature and on the use of literature in schools. I also supervise degree projects.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • General Literature Studies

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