Life Member wins Henrik Schück Prize from Swedish Academy

Carina Burman, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has been awarded the Henrik Schück Prize for her work in literary history.

She shares:
“Receiving the Henrik Schück Prize from the Swedish Academy is a great honour and a welcome recognition of my several decades of literary research."

Today a novelist, biographer and Associate Professor (‘docent’) of Literature at Uppsala University, Carina was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall from 1996-7. She has published twenty books, of which nine are novels. Her main area of interest is the eighteenth century, but she has also published several books on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature. Among her research interests are rhetoric, mentorship, gender, guidebooks and literary sociology.

Most recently, Carina published a novel inspired by her major biography on eighteenth-century poet and singer-songwriter Carl Michael Bellman – Sweden’s internationella best-known poet of the early modern era. The novel deals with Bellman’s mentor and muse, Anna Charlotta von Stapelmohr, who was a lady-in-waiting at the Swedish court.

Looking to the future, Carina adds:
"I’ve already begun work on a new biography and another novel. This time, the biography will be about a twentieth-century woman writer. I am also one of five researchers planning an interdisciplinary project on the sanatorium as a cultural arena."

See Carina's website for further details on her publications.

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