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Edfeldt, C. (2017). De “mulheres masculinizadas e histéricas” a “nazi-feministas”: Reflexão sobre o discurso de ódio e de contrafeminismo na Internet. Cadernos de Literatura Comparada (35)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>De “mulheres masculinizadas e histéricas” a “nazi-feministas”: Reflexão sobre o discurso de ódio e de contrafeminismo na Internet
2017 (Portuguese)In: Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, ISSN 2183-2242, no 35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keyword
Novas Cartas Portuguesas, contrafeminismo, Feminismo e discurso de ódio, Feminismo e internet
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, De tre Mariornas bok [Novas Cartas Portuguesas] 40 år senare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-25853 (URN)10.21747/16451112/litcomp35a20 (DOI)
Projects
New Portuguese Letters 40 Years Later
Available from: 2017-08-23 Created: 2017-08-23 Last updated: 2017-08-23Bibliographically approved
Edfeldt, C. (2017). Literature Crossing Borders: Gender and Circulation of Lusophone Literature into the Swedish Book Market. In: : . Paper presented at Intersexualities: Crossing Borders, Crossing Bodies,Faculty of Letters, University of Porto, 23-25 March, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Literature Crossing Borders: Gender and Circulation of Lusophone Literature into the Swedish Book Market
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Recent literary studies aspiring to revitalize the research area of World Literature have included a research scope that emphasize the importance of understanding how literature travels across borders, for example; what are the (uneven) geopolitical and materialistic (center and peripheries) conditions for one literature to be translated into, and to circulate in another literary system? One strand of these studies focuses on investigating the role of cultural and literary mediators, both on an institutional as well as on an individual level. Most of the paradigmatic studies in this field up to now have not fostered a gender-conscious perspective. My paper will consider some of these questions while researching how Lusophone literature (of the last two decades) has migrated through translation into the Swedish book market. The aim is to map out and examine this literary migration, as well as to provide some thoughts on its theoretical framework through the lens of gender.    

National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-25856 (URN)
Conference
Intersexualities: Crossing Borders, Crossing Bodies,Faculty of Letters, University of Porto, 23-25 March, 2017
Projects
Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literature (Stockholm University)Literatura e Fronteiras do Conhecimento: Políticas de Inclusão (University of Porto)
Available from: 2017-08-23 Created: 2017-08-23 Last updated: 2017-08-23Bibliographically approved
Edfeldt, C. (2017). Portuguese Women Writers of the Early 20th Century as Transnational Literary and Cultural Mediators. In: : . Paper presented at Transnational Portuguese Women Artists Conference,16-18 March 2017. Wadham College, Oxford.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Portuguese Women Writers of the Early 20th Century as Transnational Literary and Cultural Mediators
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In 1905, the writer, publicist and cultural figure Ana de Castro Osório sent a copy of her book Às Mulheres Portuguesas (considered to be the first Portuguese Feminist Manifest) to a friend and colleague in Sweden with this dedication: “provando-lhe a minha admiração e eterna estima e denunciando ao seu espírito os grandes males do meu país”. The friend was Göran Björkman, a highly prominent figure within the Swedish cultural establishment; special advisor on the Romance languages to the Nobel Committee on literature; and a main translator of these languages into Swedish. The correspondence that took place between them (from 1900-1920) reveals a dialogue exchanging ideas on Portuguese literature and culture. This is one example of how a women writer from the early 20th century functioned as a transnational literary mediator promoting Portuguese culture across national borders. 

Recent literary studies aspiring to revitalize the research areas of literary history and criticism have made a so-called “transcultural turn”: an attempt to move away from the narrow scope of conceptualizing literature and authors within a national framework, and to view literary production more like a global and transcultural network of cultural exchange. One way of broadening the scope of literary history and production is to investigate and recognize the importance of cultural and literary mediators in the process of how literature has travelled across borders.

Portuguese women writers of the early 20th century, due to gender politics, encountered obstacles to being recognized in the national canon formation, and this also affected the possibility of their literature being translated into other languages. This paper will revisit the archives to consider the role of these writers as important cultural and literary mediators, with examples from the cultural exchange between Portugal and Sweden. The aim of the paper is twofold: to provide examples of how these women writers - as literary and cultural mediators - contributed to the shaping of Portuguese culture; and also to contribute to a theoretical discussion that, through the lens of gender, broadens the perspective and scope of literary history production in order to achieve inclusiveness.

National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-25854 (URN)
Conference
Transnational Portuguese Women Artists Conference,16-18 March 2017. Wadham College, Oxford
Available from: 2017-08-23 Created: 2017-08-23 Last updated: 2017-08-23Bibliographically approved
Gilsenan Nordin, I., Edfeldt, C., Hu, L.-L., Jonsson, H. & Leblanc, A. (2016). Introduction: Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World. In: Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Chatarina Edfeldt, Lung-Lung Hu, Herbert Jonsson, André Leblanc (Ed.), Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World: (pp. 11-20). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group
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2016 (English)In: Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World / [ed] Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Chatarina Edfeldt, Lung-Lung Hu, Herbert Jonsson, André Leblanc, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016, p. 11-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although the phenomenon of transculturality has existed as long as human culture, the increased speed of movement and communication worldwide has made it impossible to ignore in any aspect of cultural studies. In a society where changes were slow and foreign influences were few, an illusion of culture as homogeneous and static may have been easy to uphold, but in today’s ever-increasing flux of cultural change, the perspective of transculturality is more satisfactory in understanding human identity constructions. Compared with concepts such as interculturality, multiculturality, or hybridity, which all may have some relevance for describing cultural encounters, but which often presuppose the notion of cultural essentialism, the concept of transculturality has the advantage of recognising change and diversity, rather than focusing on boundaries or differences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
Keyword
transcultural mediations, transcltural memories, transcultural identities, language and the untranslatable
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Culture, Identity and Representations, Transcultural Identities in a Changing World - Book Publication
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-20832 (URN)978-3-631-66061-4 (ISBN)978-3-653-05415-6 (ISBN)
Projects
Transcultural Identities in a Changing World - book project
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2016-02-10Bibliographically approved
Gilsenan Nordin, I., Edfeldt, C., Hu, L.-L., Jonsson, H. & Leblanc, A. (Eds.). (2016). Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World
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2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This volume takes a broad outlook on the concept of transculturality. Contributions from 19 authors and specialists, of almost as many diverse origins, grapple with this concept, each in their own way. How can transculturality be described? How can it help us understand our world? Many of the chapters deal with literary texts, others with the stories told in movies, drama, and visual art. There are texts about the complexity of the European Burqa-Ban debate, the negative aspects of Portuguese multiculturalism, or the border-crossing experiences of Filipino immigrants in Ireland. Several chapters examine stereotypes, the idea of movement, the dissolution of cultural borders, or the nature of bilingual writing. It is a unique contribution to the field, on a virtually global scale.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016. p. 331
Keyword
globalisation; the Other; stereotyping; movement; memory; narratives; culture; migration; transcultural transformations; memory; filmic representation
National Category
Cultural Studies General Literature Studies Studies on Film Visual Arts Other Humanities
Research subject
Culture, Identity and Representations, Transcultural Identities in a Changing World - Book Publication
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-20621 (URN)10.3726/978-3-653-05415-6 (DOI)978-3-631-66061-4 (ISBN)978-3-653-05415-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-06 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved
Edfeldt, C. (2015). Transnational sisterhood and New Portuguese Letters: Politics and critical reception in Sweden (1ed.). In: Ana Luísa Amaral, Ana Paula Ferreira and Marinela Freitas (Ed.), New Portuguese Letters to the World: International Reception (pp. 121-154). Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transnational sisterhood and New Portuguese Letters: Politics and critical reception in Sweden
2015 (English)In: New Portuguese Letters to the World: International Reception / [ed] Ana Luísa Amaral, Ana Paula Ferreira and Marinela Freitas, Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2015, 1, p. 121-154Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
Reconfiguring Identities in the Portuguese-speaking World, ISSN 2235-0144 ; 5
Keyword
New Portuguese Letters, Literary Feminism, Literary Reception, Second-wave feminism
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, De tre Mariornas bok [Novas Cartas Portuguesas] 40 år senare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-17093 (URN)10.3726/978-3-0353-0764-1 (DOI)978-3-0343-1893-8 (ISBN)
Projects
New Portuguese Letters 40 Years Later
Available from: 2015-03-06 Created: 2015-03-06 Last updated: 2017-08-23Bibliographically approved
Fjordevik, A., Inose, H. & Edfeldt, C. (2015). What do they learn, why do they learn? A study on university students' participation in fan activities. In: : . Paper presented at Next Generation Learning Conference 2015 (Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, Sweden).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What do they learn, why do they learn? A study on university students' participation in fan activities
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

At the Dalarna University (Sweden), which is specialized in online education, there has been a three-year research project called “Informal Learning Environment”, which explored the educational aspects of fan activities and possible ways to apply them in foreign language and literature courses. One part of the project was a study, conducted in two stages. First, an online questionnaire survey on the language student’s awareness about online fan activities, as well as their participation in those, was carried out. In the second stage, seven students that were actively participating in various fan activities were interviewed. The interviews examined the qualitative aspects of the participants’ involvement in fan communities with four different question areas: In what kind of fan activities do they participate?; Why do they participate, and what makes participation attractive to them?; What kind of knowledge and skills (such as language or cultural or other skills) do they think they have developed through participation?; and do they think it is possible to apply this mechanism of informal learning to the university courses? We also asked whether they see any connection between informal learning in the fan communities and their learning at university / college.During the project (which includes the actual application of some fan activities to the courses), various educational elements of fan activities have become clear. In this proposed paper we do the final analysis of the aforementioned study with a focus on the curiosity and playfulness that we could see in this informal learning. Based on the interviews, we will analyze the motivation / mechanism for the intensive learning processes that seem to take place outside the classroom.

Keyword
fan activities, informal learning environment
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-20927 (URN)
External cooperation:
Conference
Next Generation Learning Conference 2015 (Högskolan Dalarna, Falun, Sweden)
Available from: 2016-02-03 Created: 2016-02-03 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved
Edfeldt, C. (2014). “De ‘lésbicas’ a ‘nazi-feministas’: Política, ódio e contrafeminismo na era da Internet. In: : . Paper presented at International Conference: New Letters, New Cartographies: Reconfiguring Differences in a Globalized World March 13th-15th, 2014 | University of Évora.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“De ‘lésbicas’ a ‘nazi-feministas’: Política, ódio e contrafeminismo na era da Internet
2014 (Portuguese)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [pt]

Denominar e difamar sempre foram estratégias correntes na resistência contra as mulheres que, tal como as Três Marias, se atrevem a levantar a voz no discurso público e a reivindicar direitos igualitários. A denominação, ao conotar especificidades identitárias como o aspecto físico e/ou a sexualidade, tem sido um veículo eficaz para exercer violência simbólica sobre as mulheres, envergonhando, intimidando e desacreditando-as, e para as remeter ao silêncio. Assim as mulheres transgressoras da primeira vaga eram consideradas "doentes histéricas" e "masculinizadas" e as da segunda vaga, como as Três Marias, “prostitutas” e “lésbicas ".

Nesta intervenção, faço o levantamento de formas actuais dessa estratégia e da política de contrafeminismo, referindo o exemplo sueco atual para discutir um fenómeno global e transnacional recente, i.e., a prática de ódio nas redes sociais. De que modo a Internet permite que indivíduos e/ou grupos, com raízes nas ideologias de extrema-direita e invocando a liberdade de expressão, de novo ameacem e aterrorizem estas mulheres? Qual é a lógica discursiva desses grupos: denominar as feministas contemporâneas de “nazi-feministas”? Como lutar contra essa violenta expressão de ódio que, em última instância, pode constituir uma ameaça séria ao nosso sistema democrático?        

National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning, De tre Mariornas bok [Novas Cartas Portuguesas] 40 år senare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-14407 (URN)
Conference
International Conference: New Letters, New Cartographies: Reconfiguring Differences in a Globalized World March 13th-15th, 2014 | University of Évora
Projects
De tre Mariornas bok [Novas Cartas Portuguesas] 40 år senare
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2015-04-21Bibliographically approved
Edfeldt, C., Fjordevik, A. & Inose, H. (2014). Fan Culture: The Use of Informal Learning Environments by Dalarna University Language Students. In: Erik Brunnert Walfridsson, (Ed.), NGL 2014: Next Generation Learning Conference: Conference Summary. Paper presented at NGL: Next Generation Learning Conference March 19–20 2014, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden (pp. 17-17). Falun: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fan Culture: The Use of Informal Learning Environments by Dalarna University Language Students
2014 (English)In: NGL 2014: Next Generation Learning Conference: Conference Summary / [ed] Erik Brunnert Walfridsson,, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna , 2014, p. 17-17Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Learning outside the academic institution, or affinity-based informal learning, has been studied by various scholars (e.g., Paul Gee and Henry Jenkins). One place where this type of learning can occur is in online participatory fan culture activities, where fans create, for example, works of literature, films, and translations, as well as comment on one another’s work and teach one another.

In Sweden, very little research on fan culture as a place for collaborative learning has been conducted and existing research has mainly focused on high-school students (Olin-Scheller); therefore, our examination of fan culture activities and learning processes among university students will serve as in important contribution. The general purpose of our project is to find out more about informal learning activities that exist among our own students so that we can then apply that knowledge to our teaching and pedagogical methods as university teachers. We are interested to see how the practitioners themselves experience informal learning activities and how they benefit from these.

As such, a two-step project was designed: first, a questionnaire was distributed to all students of ten language departments at Dalarna University (2432 students). The questionnaire contained questions about the level of awareness of online fan activities and the degree of student participation in these activities. The second part of the project comprised qualitative interviews (in the autumn of 2013) of some of the students who responded to the survey. Here, we examine the kind of fan culture activities that they are consuming and the reasons for their participation. As well, we examine whether they think they have developed any language, cultural, or other skills and knowledge through the communities. In our paper we present the results of this study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2014
Series
Arbetsrapport / Högskolan Dalarna, ISSN 1653-9362 ; 2014:01
Keyword
Fan culture, fan communities, informal learning environment, participatory culture
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Other, Nätbaserat språkinlärning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-14404 (URN)978-91-85941-58-2 (ISBN)
Conference
NGL: Next Generation Learning Conference March 19–20 2014, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden
Projects
Fankulturen som informella lärmiljöer på internet: En studie bland Högskolan Dalarnas språkstudenter
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
Edfeldt, C. (2014). “My Father was Colonialism”: Gender and Transcultural Memory in Isabela Figueiredo’s Caderno de Memórias Coloniais. In: List of Abstracts for Conference Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World Dalarna University, Sweden, April 2-4, 2014: . Paper presented at Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World Dalarna University, Sweden, April 2-4, 2014 (pp. 7-8). Falun: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“My Father was Colonialism”: Gender and Transcultural Memory in Isabela Figueiredo’s Caderno de Memórias Coloniais
2014 (English)In: List of Abstracts for Conference Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World Dalarna University, Sweden, April 2-4, 2014, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2014, p. 7-8Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Various aspects of traumatic pasts of the Portuguese colonial experience, the colonial wars, and the Portuguese leaving Africa after the independence of Portugal’s former colonies in 1975 have been addressed in writings since 1980s. But, it is only very recently that the Portuguese generation born in Africa in the 1960s, as white colonisers, and then forced to leave their country in their teens have transformed their childhood memories and experiences of the colonial “collapse” into artistic expression. In her book, written in memoir form, Caderno de Memórias Coloniais, Isabela Figueiredo (2010) uses her childhood memories of the social landscapes of Mozambique and family relations to radically denounce racism, sexism and an unequal society. From a gender and postcolonial viewpoint, this paper will analyse Figueiredo’s memoirs as an expression of transcultural memory, defined as a cultural exchange remembered across nations and cultures, and as an individual memory representative of a collective experience. Following, in particular, how the text inscribes and represents symbolic and physical violence against native women incorporated in the colonial ideology of Lusotropicalism, I will argue, that Figueiredo’s text highlights how this ideology not only inscribed itself in African women’s bodies, but also entered into the little white colonial girl, described in the text. As a representation of transcultural memories, the text also shows the importance of the colonial experience and Africa, in the postcolonial Portuguese cultural and social identity of today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2014
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning, Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-14409 (URN)
Conference
Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World Dalarna University, Sweden, April 2-4, 2014
Projects
Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2015-04-21Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2008-4873

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