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Jacob Carlson

Senior lecturer

Jacob Carlson
Senior lecturer
French
Academic degree: Doctor
jacob.carlson@sprak.gu.se
+46 31 786 1823

Room number: H520
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 7 , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se

Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Jacob Carlson

Background

In the 1990s and early 2000s, I studied Practical Philosophy, Swedish, Comparative Literature, French, and Pedagogy at the University of Gothenburg. My French studies also brought me to the University of Perpignan, where I spent one year as an Erasmus student. For some time, I also worked as a Swedish teacher for newly arrived immigrant secondary school students in the Gothenburg district of Bergsjön. In 2004, I obtained the degree of upper secondary school teacher of Swedish and French, and a Master’s degree in French. In the same year, I was accepted as a PhD student in French. In May 2011, I successfully defended my doctoral thesis La Poétique de Houellebecq : réalisme, satire, mythe (link to press release: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/uog-rsa052311.php), thereby obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Teaching

As a PhD student, I worked as a part-time fixed-term lecturer, especially on preparatory university courses in French, but also taught pronunciation, and text and translation at the introductory level (second part), and literary history at the intermediate level.

Having obtained my doctoral degree, I worked for two semesters as a lecturer in French at Dalarna University, where I was responsible for courses in grammar and language didactics.

I currently work as a lecturer in French at the University of Gothenburg. My responsibilities include coordination of French: introductory level (second part, net/distance), supervision of bachelor dissertations, teaching of grammar, translation, phonetics and pronunciation at the introductory level (second part), and lecturing on text courses (fictional as well as non-fictional texts) at the introductory and intermediate level.

Research

My doctoral thesis is a study of Michel Houellebecq’s poetics of the novel with a special focus on the concepts of realism and satire, and on the novelist’s revisiting of some classical myths of Western culture. On a thematic level, the thesis also deals with the metaphysical and religious views expressed in Houellebecq’s novels and the relation of these ideas to a number of central, structuring metaphors. In addition to what is dealt with in my doctoral thesis, I have also studied the autobiographical (or autofictional) elements in Houellebecq’s writings.

Latest publications

Métatextualité et métafiction chez Michel Houellebecq
Jacob Carlson
La langue dans la littérature, la littérature dans la langue. Textes réunis en hommage à Eva Ahlstedt. Red. Ingmar Söhrman et Katharina Vajta, Göteborgs universitet, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Romanica Gothoburgensia LXXI, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Les fins de romans de Michel Houellebecq
Jacob Carlson
Ahlstedt, Eva & Ken Benson, et al. (red.), Actes du XVIIIe congrès des romanistes scandinaves /Actas del XVIII congreso de romanistas escandinavos. Romanica Gothoburgensia, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Göteborg, 2012, s, 171-186, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

Satir, religion & magi
Jacob Carlson
Aorta, Magazine article 2011
Magazine article

Självbiografiska inslag och deras funktion hos Michel Houellebecq
Jacob Carlson
Den tvetydiga pakten. Skönlitterära texter i gränslandet mellan självbiografi och fiktion. Eva Ahlstedt och Britt-Marie Karlsson (red.). Romanica Gothoburgensia 67, s. 91-118, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

La Poétique de Houellebecq : réalisme, satire, mythe
Jacob Carlson
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2011
Doctoral thesis

Alain Badiou & Alain Finkielkraut – L’explication
Jacob Carlson
Dixikon (nättidskrift: www.dixikon.se), Book review 2010
Book review

Écriture houellebecquienne, écriture ménippéenne ?
Jacob Carlson
Clemént, M. L. & Sabine van Wesemael (red.), Houellebecq sous la loupe, Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Michel Houellebecq
Jacob Carlson
Ord & Bild, Magazine article 2007
Magazine article

Les Particules poétiques
Jacob Carlson
Bowd, G. (red.), Le Monde de Houellebecq. Études réunies par Gavin Bowd, Glasgow, University of Glasgow French and German Publications, Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book

Houellebecq - soleils et lumières
Jacob Carlson
Olsen, M. & Swiatek, E. (red.), XVIe Congrès des Romanistes Scandinaves, Conference paper 2006
Conference paper

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2014

Métatextualité et métafiction chez Michel Houellebecq
Jacob Carlson
La langue dans la littérature, la littérature dans la langue. Textes réunis en hommage à Eva Ahlstedt. Red. Ingmar Söhrman et Katharina Vajta, Göteborgs universitet, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Romanica Gothoburgensia LXXI, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

2012

Les fins de romans de Michel Houellebecq
Jacob Carlson
Ahlstedt, Eva & Ken Benson, et al. (red.), Actes du XVIIIe congrès des romanistes scandinaves /Actas del XVIII congreso de romanistas escandinavos. Romanica Gothoburgensia, Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Göteborg, 2012, s, 171-186, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

2011

Satir, religion & magi
Jacob Carlson
Aorta, Magazine article 2011
Magazine article

Självbiografiska inslag och deras funktion hos Michel Houellebecq
Jacob Carlson
Den tvetydiga pakten. Skönlitterära texter i gränslandet mellan självbiografi och fiktion. Eva Ahlstedt och Britt-Marie Karlsson (red.). Romanica Gothoburgensia 67, s. 91-118, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

La Poétique de Houellebecq : réalisme, satire, mythe
Jacob Carlson
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2011
Doctoral thesis

2010

Alain Badiou & Alain Finkielkraut – L’explication
Jacob Carlson
Dixikon (nättidskrift: www.dixikon.se), Book review 2010
Book review

2007

Écriture houellebecquienne, écriture ménippéenne ?
Jacob Carlson
Clemént, M. L. & Sabine van Wesemael (red.), Houellebecq sous la loupe, Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Michel Houellebecq
Jacob Carlson
Ord & Bild, Magazine article 2007
Magazine article

2006

Les Particules poétiques
Jacob Carlson
Bowd, G. (red.), Le Monde de Houellebecq. Études réunies par Gavin Bowd, Glasgow, University of Glasgow French and German Publications, Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book

Houellebecq - soleils et lumières
Jacob Carlson
Olsen, M. & Swiatek, E. (red.), XVIe Congrès des Romanistes Scandinaves, Conference paper 2006
Conference paper

Showing 1 - 10 of 11

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