Sara Kärrholm

Sara Kärrholm

Senior lecturer, Associate professor

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In my different research projects I have a combined interest of questions about literary aesthetics, literary value and about how literature interacts with the society at large. My research has, among other things, been involving issues of genre and how genres are influenced by the norms of society at a specific time and a specific place. The main focus has so far been on crime fiction, but I have also conducted research about children's literature and other popular genres. I also have an interest in how genres and authorships function on the book market, and how they are promoted through traditional as well as digital marketing channels. The different projects conducted have connections to the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies. Other fields of relevance are media history and publishing studies.

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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