About

I am International Research Fellow in a shared position between Lund University (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway), and University of Oxford (UK) funded by the Swedish Research Council. I have recently returned from Norway and am mostly working out of my cottage on Toad Hill in the woods of Skåne or my office in Lund. I answer to Astrid, 艾喜 or Dr. Møller-Olsen (not miss or dear Sir).

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My first monograph Sensing the Sinophone: Urban Memoryscapes in Contemporary Fiction was published in 2022 as part of the Cambria Press Sinophone World Series – why not order one for your library, the taste is quite nice.

In my current research, I look at how contemporary Sinophone works of fiction use botanical characters, plant imagery and green environments to create alternative realities, explore possible futures and deal with traumatic pasts; colouring their writings, so to speak, with the green ink of literary plants.

Other research interests include literary sensory studies, urban Sinophone fiction, spacetime narratology, language and translation, speculative world literature and memory studies

I have a doctorate in Chinese literature from Lund University, 2020 and an MA in comparative literature from University of Copenhagen (Denmark). I have also been affiliated with Peking University (Beijing) and Fudan University (Shanghai).

I am affiliated with the Association of Chinese & Comparative Literature (ACCL), the Forum for Comparative Literature at Lund University, the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) , the Monster Network, the Greenhouse Environmental Initiative, and the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA).

I have tought classes in literature, Chinese history and culture, critical plant studies, and gender studies.

See under the headline “publications” for a full list of my publications.

Astrid Møller-Olsen 艾喜

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