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PhD student Position in Media and Communication Studies

Datum: 2017-03-13
Plats: Malmö
Arrangör: Malmö högskola
Typ: GenderJob

PhD student Position in Media and Communication Studies

The research project “Serving the nation? Preparedness, welfare state, gender, and national identity in 1940s Swedish fiction”.
The overarching aim of the project is to create new knowledge of a complex time and place, 1940s Sweden, when the content of Swedishness and the positions of the sexes are much debated issues. The main research question is: what happens to the concepts nation and Swedishness when connected to sex/gender and ethnicity in a politically and ideologically charged time? The project material consists primarily of Swedish female writers’ prose fiction, formerly unexplored, which will be analysed together with factual prose. Another important concept for this project is resistance: to what degree do the literary texts offer resistance against hegemonic national ideologies? To what degree do they write themselves into these? The theoretical starting point of the project is intersectional gender theory and research, dealing with categorizations such as sex/gender, sexuality, ethnicity, whiteness, and citizenship.