Jane Mattisson Ekstam

Jane Mattisson Ekstam

Avdeling for økonomi, språk og samfunnsfag

Professor Tlf. arbeid: 69608175 Kontornr.: A3-100 http://www.walterdraycot.com/ contacts
Arbeidsområde:

My specialities are English literature, Canadian literature, British culture, and academic writing in English. I work closely with our teacher training programmes. I have also worked with liberal arts students and within professional vocational training. I have taught at the doctoral level and also supervise doctoral students of English Literature. I have served on a number of doctoral grading committees and examined doctoral theses in English Literature.

With respect to research, my areas of expertise include nineteenth-century British literature, modern Canadian literature, modern detective fiction set in World War One or its aftermath, intercultural influences on writing, reading in English, and written feedback.

Utdanning:

Grad:

Doktorgrad / Ph.D.
  • Doktorgrad:

    I hold a Ph.D from Lund University (2000). The title of my thesis is 'Knowledge and Survival in the Novels of Thomas Hardy' (Lund University Press, 2002). I address the relationship between education and survival in an increasingly modernised world. While Hardy's sympathies were clearly with the less educated rustics, he understood that their position was untenable and their future uncertain due to a lack of formal education.

  • Hovedfag/Master:

    My master's thesis, 'Symbolism in the Novels of Daphne du Maurier', was completed in 1994. My degree was awarded by Lund University.

Forskning:

Forskningsprogram/-prosjekter:

I have recently directed/participated in three research projects, on using portfolios, English for administrative personnel at Swedish universities, and reading academic texts. While the first two projects are complete, the third, on reading, will continue next term.
I take part in national and international conferences on literature, reading and writing, and teaching English at school and university level. Most of the conferences have resulted in either publication in conference proceedings or in an academic journal.

Publikasjoner:

Monographs
Knowledge and Survival in the Novels of Thomas Hardy. Lund Studies in English 101. Lund University, 2002 (423 pages). ISBN 91-974023-0-3


Book contributions (international) (7)
1. ‘Early Canada: from bush to clearings’. Canadian Yearbook 9, 2005. Moscow (217-229). ISBN 5-94067-167-5
2.‘The Public and Private voices of Walter MacKay Draycott, British Pioneer in North Vancouver, Canada (1883-1985). A Study in Life Writing’. Studia Anglica2:225, 2006 (133-146). ISBN 80-7368-165-X.
3. ‘Because I am a Poet’. A Collection of Criticisms on the Phenomenon of Wang Xuezhong’s Poems. Shanghai: Theatrical Publishing House of China, 2007 (444-453).
4. ‘Crossing Boundaries: Aritha van Herk, writer, critic and academic’. Transcanadiana. The Polish Journal of Canadian Studies. Professors as Writers/Writers as Professors 3, 2008 (33-47). ISBN 978-2-896518-309-9
5. ‘Sea Literature and World War One: A Positive Story’ in Fan Yi et al (eds.), Haiyang Wenxue. Yanjiu Wenji. Sea Literature. A Research Anthology. Beijing: Ocean Press, 2009 (206-221). ISBN 978-7-5027-7468-4
6. ‘Memoir and Myth: World War One Memoirs and the Simplified Story of War’. Recalling War. Representations of The Two World Wars in British Literature and Culture. Wojciech Klepuszewski (ed). Wydawnictwo Uczelniane Politechniki Koszalińskiej. May 2014 (51-64). ISBN 978-83-7365-339-9
7. ‘Crossing Class Divides: Education and social class in Thomas Hardy’s novels’. Hardy in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, April 2012 (188-197). ISBN 978-0-521-19648-2


Book contributions (national) (8)
1. ‘Minority Voices and the Power of Discourse in the Early Fiction of Joseph Conrad and Thomas Hardy’, Journeys, Myths and the Age of Travel. Joseph Conrad’s Era ed. by Karin Hansson, University College of Karlskrona/Ronneby, 1998 (166-179). ISBN 91-630-6911-3
2. ‘Reflections on Threshold Concepts as Applied to a New E-Learning Tool: A Pilot Study at Kristianstad University Spring 2010’.  Lärarlärdom. Högskolepedagogisk Konferens I Karlskrona 2010. Report 2011:1. Blekinge Institute of Technology Press (85-97). ISBN 978-91-7295-974-3
3.‘The Boilerplate: An Easy-to-use Writing Aid for Undergraduates and Postgraduates’. Skrivhandbok om utveckling, läsning och återkoppling av studenters akademiska skrivande. Kristianstad Academic Press, 2012 (35-52). ISBN 978-91-979422-4-9;
4. ‘Internationalisation and the culture of academic writing in English’. Lärarlärdom. Högskolepedagogisk Konferens. E-bok. Report 2013:1. Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (14-24). ISBN 978-91-7295-972-9
5. ‘Academic Writing: A Process for teachers and students’. Skrivhandbok om utveckling, läsning och återkoppling av studenters akademiska skrivande. Kristianstad Academic Press, 2012 (15-24). ISBN 978-91-979422-4-9
6. ‘The culture of internationalisation, paradigm of communities of practice and importance of English in the international classroom’. Högskolepedagogisk debatt. Handledning, Internationalisering. Kristianstad University Academic Press 2-2012 (117-128). ISBN 978-91-7295-972-9
7. ‘Academic Writing in English: five hallmarks and six types of text”. Högskolepedagogisk debatt. Handledning, Internationalisering. Kristianstad University Academic Press 1-2015 (5-27). ISBN: 978-91-981338-4-4
8. ‘Gustaf Hellströms litterära journalistik under Parisåren 1911 – 1917’. Gustaf Hellström Sällskapets Skriftserie 3. Nomen Förlag: Visby, 2015. In Swedish


Book contributions accepted for publication (international) (2)
1. ‘Gustaf Hellström: Swedish literary journalist in Paris, 1914-1917’. Éditions PUN – Université de Lorraine.
2. ‘Downton Abbey a golden age or social mobility in reverse?’ Golden Epochs and Dark Ages: Perspectives on the Past. University of Lublin, Poland.


Co-author and editor
Text Analysis. Culture, Framework and Teaching. Conference Proceedings from the Text Analysis Symposium at Kristianstad University, April 2014. With Maria Bäcke. Kristianstad University Press 2014:4. ISBN 978-91-87973-00-0


Journal articles (national/international; academic) (42)
1. ‘The story of no return in Susanna Moodie’s Roughing It in the Bush; or, Life in Canada’. Indo-Canadian Journal 2:1, April 2002 (28-43).
2. ‘Imagined Communities and the emerging self in The Journals of Mary O’Brien 1828-1838 and A Gentlewoman in Upper Canada. The Journals of Anne Langton’. Prose Studies25:2. Autumn 2002 (51-78). ISSN 0144-0357
3. ‘To Australia and back. The metaphor of return in Dickens’ David Copperfield and Great Expectations and Hardy’s Jude the Obscure. The Nordic Journal of English Studies 1, 2003 (129-145). ISSN 1502-7694
4. ‘Finding a Place: Female Space in the Evolving Pioneer World in Canada, 1828 to 1846’. Literary Environments. Canada and the Old World 5, 2006. Edited by Britta Olinder (51-61). ISSN 90-5201-296-2
5. ‘Chinese Students’ essay writing traditions and Western praxis. Some reflections. Teaches with Study Research 10, October 2006. In Chinese (87-105).
6. ‘Understanding the Adult World through Literature'. Foreign Literature Studies 29:6, 2007. ISSN 1003-7519 (19-29).
7. ‘Instruction Built on Learners’ Previous Knowledge By Using the Variation Theory’. Recent Issues in Education 6, 2008. Co-author with Mona Holmqvist and Gunilla Lindgren (86-96). ISSN 1822-7864
8. ‘Variation Theory. A Tool to Analyse and Develop Learning at School’. Peculiarities in Contemporary Education 7, 2008. Co-author with Mona Holmqvist (31-39). ISSN 1822-7864
9.  ‘An Interpretation of The Canterville Ghost’. Journal of Ningbo Polytechnic 13:6, 2009 (101-105). ISSN 1671-2153
10. ‘Contrasting cases and their impact on learning: a replication of a learning study confirming the impact of contrasts’. Problems of Education in the 21st Century 10:3, 2009. Co-author with Mona Holmqvist (38-47). ISSN 1822-7864
11. ‘Teaching International Students in English. A Matter of Culture’. Porta Linguarum 13, 2010 (165-179). ISSN 1697-7467
12. ‘Morality in War: The Representation of World War One in Contemporary British Fiction’. Kharkiv University Journal 2, 2010 (17-35).
13. ‘Kew Gardens: a Kinetic Approach to Literature’. Kharkiv University Journal 2, 2010 (19-38).
14. ‘Fiction: A Complement to Documentary Accounts of World War One’. Relevance. Quarterly Journal of the Great War Society 19, Winter 2010 (13-18).
15. ‘A new twist on an old tool: joint learning with an innovative cognitive writing tool’. Journal of College Teaching and Learning 7:8, August 2010 (37-53).
16. ‘Learning through Technology: A Report on the Implementation of a “New” Learning Tool’. Peculiarities of Contemporary Education – 2010. Co-author with Teri Schamp-Bjerede (main author) (146-158). ISSN 1822-7864
17. ‘“I’ve done my own time”. Representing the human condition in the Great War. William Boyd’s The New Confessions and The Trench’. Cineaction 81. Autumn 2010 (39-46). ISSN 0826-9866
18. ‘Literature into life, life into literature. A new look at Jane Austen and her world’.
Kharkiv University Journal 3, January 2011 (22-29).
19.‘It’s best to be up and doing. A new look at the rustics in Thomas Hardy’s novels’. The Thomas Hardy Journal. XXV1, Autumn 2010 (116-132). ISSN 0268-5418
20. ‘At the Intersection: the Conflicting Position of the Army Chaplain in World War One’. Ostrava Journal of English Philology 2, 2010 (87-97). ISSN 1803-8174
21. ‘How Historians have Treated the War and The Great War in History. Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present’. Relevance. The Quarterly Journal of the Great War Society 20:1, Winter 2011 (44).
22. ‘Teaching Poetry: Introducing a Contextual and Textual Approach to Undergraduate Students’. Porta Linguarum 16, June 2011 (33-47). ISSN 1697-7467
23. ‘Meaning and what it can convey: the case of Iris Murdoch’. SKASE Journal of Literary Studies 3.2, Autumn 2011 (21-34).
24. ‘The Boilerplate: A new look at a familiar device. Writing in English for “digital natives” and “digital immigrants”. Co-author with Teri Schamp-Bjerede (main author). Högskolepedagogisk Debatt. VFU, Handledning, Skrivarprocess, Digitala Verktyg. Kristianstad University Academic Press ISSN 1-2012 (31-41).
25. ‘Academic writing in English. Process and product: a question of priorities?’ Högskolepedagogisk Debatt. VFU, Handledning, Skrivarprocess, Digitala Verktyg. Kristianstad University Press ISSN 1-2012, 23-30.
26. ‘Boilerplate Project’ 2011-2012’. Co-author with Teri Schamp-Bjerede (main author). Högskolepedagogisk Debatt. VFU, Handledning, Skrivarprocess, Digitala Verktyg. Kristianstad University Academic Press ISSN 1-2012 (43-47).
27. ‘The Neglected Story of Non-combatants at War. Modern British Fiction on World War One’. Oceánide 4, 2012 (1-7). ISSN 1989-6328
28.‘Aesthetic Truth and Popular Appeal in British Poetry from World War One’. Garoza 12, 2012 (145-160) (12 pages). ISSN 1577-8932
29. ‘The individual at war: a case study in autobiography on the World Wide Web’. Foreign Literature Studies 34:2, April 2012 (13-25). ISSN 1003-7519
30. Introduction to special issue of Swedish Literature Studies. ‘Swedish Literature: Past and Present’. Forum for World Literature Studies Vol. 4. August 2012 (187-189). ISSN 1949-8519
31. ‘Life, death and art in the poetry of Tomas Tranströmer’. Forum for World Literature Studies Vol. 4. August 2012 (316-327). ISSN 1949-8519
32. ‘Memory as the Guardian of Identity in Robert Edric’s In Desolate Heaven’. Ostrava Journal of English Philology 2:2012 (107-116). http://ff.osu.cz/kaa/dokumenty/ostrava-jpurnal-vc
33. ‘Swedish Literature: Past and Present’. Forum for World Literature Studies Vol. 4. August 2012 (187-189). ISSN 1949-8519
34. ‘Harry Martinson’s Chickweed Wintergreen’. In Swedish. Doris. The Journal of the Harry Martinson Association 23, 2013 (15).
35. ‘Supervising the doctoral thesis in English; the situation of the English-as-a-Second Language supervisor in Sweden’. Respectus Philologicus 25:30, 2014 (105-117). ISSN 1392-8295
36. ‘Academic Writing as a Process and Life-long Learning’. Translated into Russian. Vestnik BSU. Philology. Journalism, Pedagogy. Philology. Journalism, Pedagogy. 4:1. BSU, Minsk. November 2014 (98–101).
37. ‘Modern detective fiction as a site of mourning and remembrance, and the importance of acknowledgement. World War One and the case of Inspector Ian Rutledge’. English Language and Literature Studies 4:4, December 2014 (1-7). ISSN 1925-4768
38.  ‘Downton Abbey: a cultural phenomenon. History for the many’. [SIC] Literature and Culture. 17. December 2014. ISSN 1847-7755 http://www.sicjournal.org/TOC.aspx?lang=en.
39. ‘Academic Writing in English: five hallmarks and six types of text’. Högskolepedagogisk Debatt, December 2014. Akademiskt Språkbruk. Kristianstad University Academic Press 1-2015 (5-27). ISSN: 2000-9216.
40. ‘Cultural and academic meetings in the writing classroom: China and the West’. Sino-US Teaching, April 2015 12:4 (241-249). DOI: 10.17265/1539-8072/2015.04.00.
41. ‘The other side of Swedish detective fiction: the lesser known or forgotten novels’. The Mystery Readers Journal. The Journal of Mystery Readers International 30:4, Winter 2014-2015. ‘Scandinavian Mysteries’, 3-4.
42.‘Modern detective novels and World War One: a symbiotic relationship’. English Studies 96:7, September 2015. 799-817. DOI:10.1080/0013838X.2015.1051872


Contributions to conference proceedings (international and national) (10)
1. ‘Gender as a relational notion in Hardy’s novels’, Voicing Gender ed. by Yvonne Hyrynen, Tampere, Tampere University Offset, 1996 (56-79). ISSN 951-44-4061-7
2. ‘Wisdom and the Power of Discourse of the Rustic Characters in Thomas Hardy’s Novels’, Scholarship in Victorian Britain ed. by Martin Hewitt, Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, 1998 (112-119). ISSN 1650-2140
3. ‘Chinese essay writing: a special challenge for universities in the West’. National
Conference in Pedagogy. Kristianstad University, 2006. Kristianstad University Press 1:2007 (59-71). http://www-distans.hkr.se/rikskonf/Grupp 7/ma
4. ‘Morality and the Individual Perspective in Modern World War One Fiction’. Text and Context. Gothenburg: Department of History Studies, September 2009 (201-210).
5. ‘Understanding the Adult World through Literature: Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and A Complicated Kindness’. Proceedings of International Conference on Adult Literature, Ningbo University, May 16-17, 2007. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2011 (240-260). ISSN 1003.7519
6. ‘Literary theory in the postgraduate classroom: its role and challenges’. Lärarlärdom. Högskolepedagogisk Konferens i Kristianstad 2011. Report 2012:1. Kristianstad University Press (4-9). http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:51281
7. ‘The redemptive power of the narratives of Scripture in Allegra Jordan’s Harvard 1914’. Religion in the Mirror of Literature. Alfa University, Belgrade, Serbia. Spring 2013: 38-49.  ISBN: 978-86-83237-92-0.
8. ‘Teachers’ written feedback and the formation of scholarly identity. A Case Study’. Lärarlärdom. Högskolepedagogisk Konferens i Kristianstad 2013. Report 2014:1. ISSN 1404-9066
9. ’Developing critical thinking through critical reading and writing. The basic skills’. Lärarlärdom conference 20 August 2014. November 2014 (n.p.).  http://lararlardom2014.pressbooks.com/
10. “Pacifism in literature on World War One: the case of A Crimson Dawn.” Perspectives on the "Great" War, proceedings of the international conference held at Queen Mary’s College, University of London, 1st - 4th August 2014. 72-79. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/58892137/londonww1conferencepapers.pdf


Accepted for publication in conference proceedings (2)
1. ‘Deconstructing the deconstruction of fiction: ratiocination and the special case of detective fiction’. Culture and Identity conference, Alfa University, Belgrade, 22-23 May 2015.
2. ‘English as a lingua franca (ELF) and its role in foreign policy’. ELF 8 conference, Beijing University, China. 4-10 July 2015.


 Websites (academic) (2) 
1. ‘Representation of the Hero in World War One. Four media and one life: Walter MacKay Draycott, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Regiment’. www.walterdraycot.com August 2007. Revised and extended in 2014 (54).
2. ‘World War One in Fiction’. Public lecture online. Kristianstad University.  http://www.hkr.se/templates/Page____2281.aspx  (broken link) 9 April 2008 (1).


Teaching material – website/book (3)
1. An Introduction to Literary Theory and the English Canon. E-Book.   http://webshare.hkr.se/maj/ningbo/ August 2007 (233). Updated, March 2013.
2. A Guide for Teachers and Students in a Cross-Cultural Context. Kristianstad University Press 2014:2. With Lena Ahlin and Annika Fjellkner. Main author. ISBN 978-91-981-338-06
3. Liten Handbok för Akademiskt Skrivande. Jane Mattisson and Jonas Aspelin. Main author. Kristianstad University Press (forthcoming). 2016


Teaching material – book (forthcoming) (1)
1. Academic Writing in English. Principles and Practice. Co-author (main author) with Professor Irina Oukhvanova, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus. 2016


Book reviews (assorted) (67)
See https://hkr.diva-portal.org/dream/info.jsf


Book reviews accepted for publication by English Studies (1)
1. Wolfreys, Julian. Dickens’s London. Perception, Subjectivity and Phenomenal Urban Multiplicity (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2015).


Book reviews accepted for publication by SIC. A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (1)
1. Crystal, David and Hilary Crystal. Wordsmiths and Warriors (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).


Book reviews accepted for publication by CanText (1)
1. Gordon, Neta. Catching the Torch. Contemporary Canadian Literary Responses to World  War 1 (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2014).


Book reviews accepted for publication by Reči (1)
1. Bryson, Bill. Mother Tongue (London: Penguin, 2009). December 2014


Book reviews accepted for publication by Ostrava Journal of Philology (1)
1. Petr Chapulsky. A Horror and a Beauty: The World of Peteir Ackroyd’s London Novels (Prague, Charles University: Karolinum Press, 2016). 


Book reviews accepted for publication by American Studies in Scandinavia (1)
1.  Barr, Elinor. Swedes in Canada. Invisible Immigrants (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2015).


Journal articles (popular) (8)
1. ‘Walter Draycot: A man of unbending principle’. Express. North Vancouver Museum & Archives 13:4, November 2004 (1). ISSN 0348-9027
2.‘Leave it to the young men’. Canadian Stories 8:45, 2005 (13-18). ISSN 0348-9027
3.‘Walter MacKay Draycot. The Contributions of a North Vancouver Soldier’. Shore Things 1:2, Fall  2006 (26-27).
4.‘Representation of the Hero in World War One. Walter MacKay Draycot, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry’. The British Columbia Genealogist 36:4, December 2007 (7-9). 0315-3835
5.‘Walter Draycot (1883-1985). En ovanlig soldat under första världskriget’ (Walter Draycot (1883-1985). An unusual soldier in World War One’ (in Swedish). Svärdet och Pennan (The Sword and the Pen). June 2008 (23-29). ISSN 1403-3828
6. “Julefriden 1914” (in Swedish). Svärdet och Pennan (The Sword and the Pen). Special Edition, Christmas 2008 (13-16). ISSN 1403-3828
7. ‘The ‘War Horse’ phenomenon – film and novel’. The Journal of the World War One Historical Association. 1:2, Spring 2012 (42-47).
8.‘An interview with Peter Englund: the intimate history of World War One’. St Mihiel Trip-Wire, April 2013.


Newspaper articles (3)
1. ‘Poldark – med sympati för de utsatta’ (Poldark – one who sympathises with the dispossessed). Kristianstadsbladet. 19 September 2015.
2. ‘Tydligt skilda världar i tv och samhälle’ (two distinct worlds – on TV and in reality). Kristianstadbladet, Baron and Borås Tidning. 17 October 2015.
3. ‘Svenskarna som blev kanadensare’. Smålandsposten.  18 November 2015.


Interviews in newspapers (printed and online) (4)
1. ‘I skuggan av grannen. Kanadensisk literature? Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood och Leonard Cohen, javisst. Men bortom det är landet något av en vit flack på den litterära kartan’. Sydsvenskan. 13 October 2013. B2.
2. ‘Hon forskar om Downton Abbey’. Kristianstadsbladet 11 October 2014. A14.
3. ‘Forskaren: Därför är Downton Abbey så bra’. Expressen/Kvällsposten. http://www.expressen.se/kvp/noje/forskaren-darfor-ar-downton-abbey-sa-bra/ 13 October 2014.
4. ‘Hellström och frågan om journalistiken’. Kristianstadsbladet. 14 October 2015. B7.


Websites (academic presentations, written and oral; book reviews; blog contributions;newspaper articles) (43)
1. ‘Representation of the Hero in World War One. Four media and one life: Walter MacKay Draycott, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Regiment’. www.walterdraycot.com. August 2007. Revised and extended in 2012 (54).
2. ‘Soldatberättelse lever vidare genom Kristianstadforskare’. Report on Draycot research published on Kristianstad University homepage: http://www.hkr.se/templates/page5850.aspx  (broken link) November 20, 2007 (2)
3. ‘World War One in Fiction’. Public lecture online. Kristianstad University.  http://www.hkr.se/templates/Page2281.aspx  (broken link) 9 April 2008.
4.‘The culture of internationalisation and the importance of English in the international classroom’. Lärarlärdom conference, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona.
15 August 2012. www.bth.se/medieportal.
5. Book review of Jordan Allegra’s Harvard 1914. A War Romance (Chapel Hill, NC: Gold Gable Press, 2012). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 31 May 2013.
6. Book review of Jay Winter’s The Experience of World War One (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 27 June 2013.
7. Book review of Emma Hanna’s The Great War on the Small Screen. Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009).
‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 30 July 2013.
8. ‘The Great War and Modernism’. Introduction to a new series, with six book reviews by myself, on World War One and Modernism. ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 16 September 2013.
9. Book review of James Pearl, The New Death. American Modernism and World War One (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2013). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 17 September 2013.
10. ‘Remembering a veteran: Walter MacKay Draycot’. ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog., 30 October 2013.
11. Book review of Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring. The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age (Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin. First Marine Books edition. 2000). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 15 October 2013.
12. Book review of Vincent Sherry, The Great War and the Language of Modernism (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press,. 2003). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 19 November 2013.
13.  Book review of Mark D. Larabee, Front Lines of Modernism. Remapping the Great War in British Fiction (New York and Oxford, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’ http://www.worldwar1.com/blog.5 December 2013
14. Book review of Allyson Booth, Postcards from the Trenches. Negotiating the Space between Modernism and the First World War (New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1996). . ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’ http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 9 December 2013
15. Book review of Angela K. Smith, The Second Battlefield. Women, Modernism and the First World War (Manchester and New York : Manchester University Press, 2000).  ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 7 January 2014
16. Book review of Mark Jeremy Paxman, Great Britain’s Great War (London: Viking, 2013). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 28 January 2014
17. Book review of Bob Blaisdell (ed.), World War One Short Stories (New York, Mineola: Dover, 2013). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 1 March 2014
18. Book review of David Reynolds, The Long Shadow (London: Simon & Schuster, 2013). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 25 March 2014
19. ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’. Conscientious Objectors in World War One’. Article to series of reviews on books about conscientious objection. ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog. 12 May 2014
20. Book review of Will Ellsworth-Jones, We Will Not Fight. The Untold Story of World War One’s Conscientious Objectors (London: Aurum, 2008). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 13 May 2014
21. Book review of Jon Cooksey and David Griffiths (eds.), Harry’s War. The Great War Diary of Harry Drinkwater (London: Ebury Press, 2013). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 29 April 2014
22. Book review of Felicity Goodall, We Will Not Go to War (Stroud, Gloucestershire: the History Press, 2010). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’.  http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog 1 July 2014
23. Book review of Gary Sheffield. In Association With Imperial War Museums. First World War Remembered (London: Andre Deutsch, 2014). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 15 July 2014
Highlights on “Perspectives on the Great War. World War One International Conference 1-4 August 2014”’. ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 10 August 2014.
24. Highlights on “Perspectives on the Great War. World War One International Conference 1-4 August 2014”’. ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog. 10 August 2014.
25. Book review of Adam Hothschild, To End All Wars. A Story of Protest and Patriotism in the First World War (London, Basingstoke and Oxford: Pan Macmillan, 2011). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 19 August 2014.
26. ‘Från kaos till klarhet. Första världskriget i konsten’. Kristianstadsbladet. 11 October 2014.
27. Book review of Pam Bernard, Blood Garden. An Elegy for Raymond (Cincinnati, OH: Turning Point, 2010). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. October 2014.
28. Book review of Edward Marston, Instrument of Slaughter (London: Allison & Busby, 2012). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 25 November 2014.
29. Book review of Adam Tooze, The Deluge. The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order (London: Allen Lane, 2014). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 30 December 2014.
30. Book review of Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful (London: HarperCollins, 2004). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog. 10 February 2015
31. Book review of Ann-Marie Einhaus. The Short Story and the First World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog. 11 March 2015
32. Book review of Claes Ahlund (ed.). Scandinavia in the First World War. Studies in the War Experience of the Northern Neutrals (Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2012). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog. 18 May 2015
33. . Book review of Jacqueline Winspear. A Dangerous Place (London: Allison & Busby, 2015). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog. 30 June 2015
34. “Gustaf Hellström, foreign correspondent for Dagens Nyheter, Paris 1911-1917”. ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/ blog. 18 June 2015.
35. ‘The changing world of Maisie Dobbs in the aftermath of World War One’.  Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series. ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. St Mihiel Trip Wire. August-September 2015.
36. Book review of Samuel Hynes, The Unsubstantial Air. American Fliers in the First World War (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog. 1 September 2015.
37. Book review of John Mullen, Popular Song in Britain During the First World War (Farnham:Ashgate, 2015). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog 13 October 2015.
38. Book review of A Yi, A Perfect Crime (London: Oneworld books, 2015) Mystery Fanfare, 2 September 2015.
39. Book review of James Fox, British Art and the First World War 1914-1924 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog 17 November 2015.
40.Book review of Catriona Pennell, A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).  ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’..http://www.worldwar1.com/blog 8 December 2015.
41. Book review of Mirosława Buchholtz and Grzegorz Koneczniak (eds.), World War 1 from Local Perspectives: History, Literature and Visual Arts. Austria, Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland and the United States. Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog 19 January 2016.
42.Book review of Richard Holmes, Tommy. The British Soldier on the Western Front 1914-1918 (London: Harper Perennial, 2004). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog 29 March 2016
43. Book review of Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (London: Folio Society, 1989). ‘Roads to the Great War. Arts. Literature. Imagery. Reflections 1914-1918’. http://www.worldwar1.com/blog

Verv:

Styreverv:

I am a member of the Research Board for Kristianstad University, Sweden.
I am also a member of the Board for the Nordic Association for Canadian Studies.

Råd og utvalg:

I lead the Local Committee for Study Quality in Teacher Education and am also a member of the University Committee for Study Quality.

Andre verv:

I serve as a member of the Editorial Board for: Ostrava Journal of English Philology, Czech Republic; SIC. A Journal of Literature, Culture and Translation, Serbia; and English Language and Literature Studies, Canada.


I write book reviews for various international journals including English Studies, the Netherlands, the British Journal of Canadian Studies, London, and 'Roads to the Great War' (an American blog).


I also give public presentations on works of literature and popular television programmes, including Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge and Poldark.