Text, traffic and transnational thought: Perspectives on prose publications by Selma Lagerlöf in periodicals and anthologies, with particular reference to 'En emigrant' (1914), 'Lappland-Schonen' (1917) and the First World War period

Bjarne Thorup Thomsen

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Abstract

The article explores the substantial segment of Selma Lagerlöf’s production that was published in periodicals, journals, magazines and anthologies, including international outlets, with a particular focus on the period around the First World War. The article argues that a significant proportion of the author’s output from this period shares an interest in probing the validity of a singular national or nationalist perspective. The article goes on to examine two such instances, in which transnational thought informs or supplements the depiction of nation-wide travel in prose texts that originally formed part of publications which themselves constitute examples of the European transmission of Lagerlöf’s writing. The article concludes by briefly reflecting on another strand of Lagerlöf’s minor prose published in periodicals or anthologies in the same period, the socalled Sentiments from the War Years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-224
JournalScandinavica - An International Journal of Scandinavian Studies
Volume51
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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