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Elena Dahlberg

Position: 

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow 2017

Biography: 

Elena received her PhD in Latin from Uppsala University in 2015. After her graduation, she worked as a researcher at Södertörn University Library in Stockholm, where she catalogued thousands of early modern dissertations in the Swedish national database LIBRIS. 

Research Activities: 

Latin Poetry in the Service of the Swedish State-Building Program, c. 1550-1650.

The project will seek to explain how Neo-Latin poetry was used for ideological purposes in general, and how it helped to promote the reforms of the fledgling Swedish state in particular. The discussions on the discursive mechanisms of early modern poetry will provide an analytical framework and comparative model for understanding how literature affects politics and how politics shape literature. 

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