Class as a concept has taken a back seat in the debate but also as an academic subject, says Magnus Nilsson, from Malmö University. He hopes to bring class back to the agenda, but also widen the concept and bring it up to date, with the new anthology Working-Class Literature(s): Historical and International Perspectives, co-edited with John Lennon (University of South Florida) and published by Stockholm University Press.
Click on the image below to see a short interview (2 min) with Magnus Nilsson where he presents the book on Malmö University’s website.
Where to access the book
At the Stockholm University Press website you can download Working-Class Literature(s): Historical and International Perspective as an ePub or pdf-file that allows you to read the book online or access it on multiple devices. You may also also order a print copy of the book through the website.
About the editors of the book
Magnus Nilsson is Professor of Comparative Literature at Malmö University, Sweden.
He has published a large number of books, book chapters and articles on working-class literature and on questions regarding the relationship between literature and class, including monographs. He is coordinating a Nordic network for research on working-class literature, which since 2010 has organized five conferences and published four edited collections.
John Lennon is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South Florida.
His research is principally concerned with how marginalized individuals exert a politicized voice in collectivized actions. He is currently at work on a new book length project examining conflict graffiti from a global perspective.
Follow him at @hoboacademic.